265. Wall is just a ploy to take more land
The barrier that Israel is building was the subject of a letter by Jacob
Amir (Jan. 29) and an editorial (Jan. 22).
The editorial made it clear that this barrier is a barrier to peace, not
because it is being built, but because its route is "on land that would be
part of a Palestinian state" and also because "it disrupts the lives of tens
of thousands of Palestinians."
So, when Mr. Amir expresses his concern that the barrier is "one in a long
line of fingers pointing at Israel" or about the fate of the Jewish communities
in the West Bank, he is disingenuous. Israel has a long history of creating
facts on the ground. If Israel didn't break international law by moving its
Jewish population into settlements built on Palestinian stolen land, the
barrier could have been built along the green line and nobody would have
But Israel is not interested in building a “security” barrier. It is rather
interested in grabbing as much land as possible, under the pretext of building
a fence. The ultimate goal of Ariel Sharon is to leave 42 percent of the
West Bank to the Palestinians on which they will be allowed to build their
fake state surrounded and crisscrossed by the fence.
Rebuffing Syria’s recent peace overtures is further evidence that Israel
is not interested in peace since everybody knows that the price of peace
with the Palestinians as well as with Syria is to withdraw from the West
Bank, Gaza and the Golan.
February 5, 2004