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Israel engaged in more terror

by Report, UN News Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 2:30 PM

Not only has there not been any significant improvement in Palestinian movement in recent months but the number of Israeli checkpoints and other obstacles has actually increased, hindering access to essential services, according to the latest United Nations update published today.

Israeli obstacles to free movement in Palestinian territories mount
by Report, UN News • Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 4:38 PM

Not only has there not been any significant improvement in Palestinian movement in recent months but the number of Israeli checkpoints and other obstacles has actually increased, hindering access to essential services, according to the latest United Nations update published today.

Israeli obstacles to free movement in Palestinian territories mount, UN reports
Report, UN News, 13 October 2006

Not only has there not been any significant improvement in Palestinian movement in recent months but the number of Israeli checkpoints and other obstacles has actually increased, hindering access to essential services, according to the latest United Nations update published today.

"The closure system is a primary cause of the humanitarian crisis in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip," the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned. "It restricts Palestinian access not only to basic services such as health and education, but divides communities from their land and one another, places of work and sites of religious worship."

Obstacles include permanent and partially manned checkpoints, roadblocks consisting of rows of one-metre concrete blocks, metal gates, earth mounds, earth walls, trenches, road barriers and an elaborate system of permits.

"The purpose of these obstacles, as the Israeli Government states, is to protect Israeli citizens from Palestinian militant attacks that have killed around 1,000 Israelis since September 2000," OCHA noted.

The closures continue to carve up the West Bank, leading to the isolation of communities, in particular the cities of Nablus, Jerusalem as well as the Jordan Valley.

As of 20 September, the West Bank closure system comprised 528 checkpoints and physical obstacles – an increase of almost 2 per cent on the 518 obstacles reported in June, an 11 per cent rise since the start of 2006, and almost 40 per cent since August 2005 when the total was 376.
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Repost bump Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 2:31 PM
Bless the Children Children Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at 8:01 PM
child targets are plentiful but they're harder to hit Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 at 10:03 AM
Each man's death diminishes me each child's death even more Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 at 10:13 AM
show good propaganda good show propaganda Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 at 10:44 AM
israel targets males cep Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 at 1:54 PM
easy to fix Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 at 2:26 PM
not me bonzo k' Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 at 2:45 PM
Obstacles are unfortunate deaths are worse Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 at 12:52 PM
nonsense big spoons w/your prunes Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 at 1:17 PM
We an Me Sheepdog Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 at 1:53 PM
Most UN member states are under oil blackmail SJ Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 at 2:33 PM
Whats the real story, TW? where does your hate come from? Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 at 3:14 PM
"Most UN member states are under oil blackmail" TW Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 at 3:16 PM
TWit-TWat moron JS Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 at 3:38 PM
not a revelation gehrig Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 at 3:44 PM
Sweet innocent males SJ Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 at 4:55 PM
Israel is NOT stealing "Palestinian" land Becky Johnson Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 at 8:01 PM
They know that Becky..... Lord Locksley Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 at 8:24 PM
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Yeah, good point JS the imm-bow-sile TW Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 at 11:56 PM
Hamas Readying for War Becky Johnson Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006 at 3:59 AM
Oh, John Perkins is a reliable source?! SJ Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006 at 7:29 AM
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Tee Wdumbya, everyone's a nattering fascist SJ Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 at 8:17 AM
Uh-huh TW Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 at 8:34 AM
SHEIKH MUHAMMAD AHMAD HUSSEIN: SUPPORTER OF TERRORISM atthebackofhehill Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006 at 7:42 AM
and the French Resistance were TERRORISTS Sheepdog Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006 at 9:58 AM
Oh, TOO PERFECT! TW Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006 at 11:57 AM

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