Israel is building a Separation Wall. They bulldozed Rachel Corrie to build this wall; they’ve destroyed countless Palestinian homes to build this wall.
That’s okay, we’re told, because the wall will bring peace and security. The wall will keep Palestinian terrorists out of Israel; don’t Israelis have the right to be safe? As for the farms and homes destroyed (none of which belong to Israelis), ya gotta break some eggs to make an omelet.
Well, of course. And that wall sounds like a reasonable proposition. But that wall – the wall for peace, the wall that would be built along the “green line” of 1967 – that ain’t the Wall Israel is building. Instead, Israel is building a Wall that nakedly grabs more territory for Israel. Everything bad you’ve heard about the settlements? The Wall is a hundred times worse.
The blue areas are Palestine.
Look at the map on the right. If you were Palestinian, is this a deal you could agree to? If you were a Palestinian leader, could you ever face your people after agreeing to this?
If you were a Palestinian, wondering if the Israelis are prepared to negotiate in good faith, what would the map on the right tell you about Israel’s intentions?
If you were an Israeli, would you propose this for a second if you were serious about peace?
But Sharon has done more than proposed it – he’s already begun building it. It’s an impediment to peace a hundred times worse than the settlements – but no one is objecting. After all, the Wall is about peace, right?