TITLE

Annexation Wall Ensures Bleak Future for Aboud's Christian and Muslim Residents

AUTHOR(S)
White, Ben
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs;Jul2006, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Report
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Israel continues to consolidate Jewish-only settlement blocs and construct its annexation wall in the West Bank. The wall's path has added a hundred more stories of Palestinian land loss to the occupation's sorry history and thrust a number of villages into the spotlight. One such village is Aboud in the Ramallah district. Aboud's rich Christian heritage gave way to a peaceful coexistence between Christian and Muslim Palestinians and now the village has a roughly 60-40 Muslim majority. With the construction of the wall, it is estimated that the villagers of Aboud are set to lose around 26 percent of their land. The existential threat to Aboud posed by the wall has galvanized the village to embark on a program of civil resistance similar to that adopted in places like Bil'in and Beit Sira.
ACCESSION #
21126812

 

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