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Planners Oppose Israeli Wall

The Planners Network Steering Committee issues a statement opposing Israel's controversial barrier in the West Bank.
August 4, 2004, 12pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"We believe that urban and rural land should be planned in a way that fosters interactions and connections between people and the elimination of social, economic and ethnic barriers. We oppose planning that leads to the displacement of communities, the destruction of homes, and the erection of barriers...

Planners Network supports efforts to stop the construction of the Israeli Wall, stop the demolition of homes, and end the occupation of the Palestinian Territories. We endorse all efforts that bring together Israelis and Palestinians to promote peace and security with equality. We oppose the use of our tax dollars to fund the Wall and Israel's vast 'urban renewal' program."

Israel says the barrier is needed to protect its citizens.

Thanks to Josh Lerner

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Published on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 in Planners Network
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