Slippery Slope

Notes From a Crumbling Democracy

Political: November 5, 2012

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A new B’Tselem report on the long term impact of the separation barrier on the Palestinian communities on whose land it is built, reveals that despite its commitment to the High Court, the steps taken by the State have not prevented the barrier’s harmful effects on the lives of Palestinians.  Since the construction of the barrier, Palestinian residents of these communities have lost the ability to make profitable use of their lands - their major remaining resource.  Moreover, the spatial division between neighboring communities, and between them and their land, strains their ability to survive and paralyzes sustainable development.  In addition, over eight years after imposition of the permit regime, the Civil Administration has still not bothered to translate into Arabic the collected Seam Zone orders—describing the types of permits and approval criteria. (B’Tselem)

 (Hebrew – B’Tselem)
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November 5th, 2012 at 7:02 pm