Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Bethlehem residents protest security terminal

Notwithstanding Israeli claims that the terminals being built as part of its "wall" complex are part of an de facto border between Israel and the West Bank, the fact is that the terminals may function precisely as border control stations should Israel decide to declare the Wall its international border. - Bethlehem residents protest security terminal: "Anyone crossing from the historic West Bank city of 30,000 into Israel faces a daunting array of security procedures as they walk through a $7 million terminal that opened Nov. 15.
The terminal at the entrance to Bethlehem, a city that is surrounded by a 24-foot-high concrete barrier, is one of five new stations Israel has opened across the West Bank over the past year, according to Israel's Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank). Ten more will open in 2006 in the West Bank and Gaza along Israel's 480-mile security barrier."

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