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February 08, 2010

Standing in Defiance of International Law; Israel Continues Construction of Apartheid Wall

Palestinians and Israeli dissenters are getting together to fight Israel's plan to build another section of the separation wall in the occupied West Bank.

According to environmentalists, the wall will stop water flow to the natural springs and thus threatens to dry out much of the Palestinian land.

They also see the wall - illegal under international law - as a part of long-term Israeli policy to take more and more Palestinian land in the West Bank.

But the Israeli government says their separation wall is for security reasons, in order to stop Palestinians carrying out attacks in Israel.

Al Jazeera Sherine Tadros reports from Wadi Fukin, the village that is now at the centre of the legal battle.

[February 7, 2010]

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