This is one of those stories about Israel’s separation wall that will stay with you.
Way back in 1949, General Moshe Dayan agreed that the Palestinian town of Batir, which is located on both sides of the 1949 armistice lines, would be allowed full access to its land and water. The Palestinians, in turn, had to guarantee that they would protect the railroad line to Jerusalem.
Both sides kept their side of the bargain, until now. Now the Israeli wall is going to cut the village off from its land and destroy a unique way of life that is 800 years old.
It’s a terrible story. Hopefully, there is time to do something about it. I trust Israeli progressives to fight alongside the Palestinians to preserve Batir from the bulldozers and wreckers. I don’t expect the United States to say a word of protest.