Jerusalem's Growing Web Of Walls

Israelis are erecting a network of barriers in East Jerusalem after years of deadly attacks. The barrier is changing lives on both sides.
October 7, 2003, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"This barrier-induced pressure on communities in and around East Jerusalem is building. Seideman worries that it will radicalize one of the most peaceful Palestinian areas during this conflict. And many residents now wonder aloud whether they'll have to move to reach jobs and schools. This pressure is amplified by other Israeli actions around the contested city - road creation, settlement expansion, and building restrictions on Palestinians. The overarching purpose, Israeli analysts say, is to shape Jerusalem's demographic profile and, by doing so, its future."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Monday, October 31, 2005 in The Christian Science Monitor
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