Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What the Times or the BBC Will Likely Never Show You About Israel's Occupation

Below is a map of the West Bank (in French, but it's easily read).

The red line — the Wall. Note how most of it runs well inside Palestinian territory.

Yellow squares — permanent checkpoints (there are far far more 'temporary checkpoints')

Black triangles — settlements started after Israel agreed to cease new settlement activity.

Orange — the glaring truth-teller — land barred to Palestinians. Note especially the Jordan River Valley, a crucial source of water. Israel gets approximately 40% of its fresh water from the West Bank. Be assured that Israel has no intention at all of ever leaving the Jordan River valley.

Orange lines — "Jewish-only" roads. Sound like apartheid?

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