For Palestinians, a Sense that Arafat's Era Left Them Empty-Handed

(New York Times)James Bennet - Israel has now dug three 100-foot-long underpasses beneath the security barrier in Kalkilya so that Palestinians can drive freely under Israeli roads to reach Palestinian villages to the north. As Israeli cars pass on the roads overhead, the Palestinians drive below them between rock walls 20 feet high surmounted by electrified fencing. It is a striking visual statement of the estrangement of the two peoples, a tangible display of the different dimensions they occupy in the same small space. Israeli officials say this separation will promote peace by permitting the two peoples to cool off.

2004-11-18 00:00:00

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