Monday, February 9, 2009

Ex-Communicated: Enclosure Landscapes in Palestine

This excellent video by Prof. Gary Fields of the University of California, San Diego, gives a short, concise history of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the way the wall is being used to fragment, immobilize and control Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza:

It describes the way Palestinians have historically used the land and how Israelis have appropriated land in Palestinian areas, especially since the war of 1967, when Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza. It's 28 minutes long. Prof. Fields tells the stories of uprooted olive trees, chopped-up towns and farmlands - in many of the same places I visited last summer - including Jayyous, Bethlehem and Hebron.

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