Tuesday, August 24, 2004


The Israeli government has altered the route of its security barrier so that it encroaches less on Palestinian land. This is certainly better than before, but still not good enough. If the Israelis want to build a wall, they should be building it on the Green Line - any deviation from that must be negotiated with the Palestinian people. Otherwise, they're simply using "security" as an excuse to steal land and perpetuate injustice.

Unfortunately, at the same time they're expanding their settlement program, in violation of the freeze they'd agreed as part of the "road map". Give with one hand, and take away with the other...