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Israel to close Shuafat checkpoint and extend Wall

SILWANIC | August 28, 2012
Rad Khamis checkpoint

Silwan, Jerusalem – The Israeli Ministry of Defence has announced its plans to seal off one of two checkpoints through which the 65,000 Palestinian residents of Shuafat refugee camp can pass to enter Jerusalem. The extension of the Separation Wall and closing of the Ras Khamis checkpoint will occur in contravention to a 2008 High Court of Justice ruling that stated Shuafat Camp requires a total of eight pedestrian and four vehicle crossings before the checkpoint could be closed. The decision will affect not only Shuafat itself but three other villages crowded into the camp: Ras Shehada, Dahiyat al-Salaam and Ras Khamis.

Twenty surveillance cameras were removed from the Ras Khamis border on Sunday, 26 August in preparation for its closing, which is expected to take place next Tuesday. The Separation Wall will then be extended to encircle the new border of Shuafat. The construction of the Wall is expected to further carve up the area, forcing locals to drive and walk through narrow streets, causing traffic congestion and impacting on trade.

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1 Comment

  1. Is this how Almighty God told the “Chosen Ones” to live with other crustaceans–oops—human beings? I know in their doctrine, they consider themselves to be superior to other human beings but they are deepening the physical separation now. I thought that I saw this only in Hollywood movies. Oh, I forgot, they control Hollywood. So this is an irresistible opportunity to make fantasy a reality. It’s no longer a case of the movie following life but it’s now life following the movie. Mankind is certainly burrowing to lower depths.

    Comment by Ribeekah Grant | September 5, 2012


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