Masaki Shibutani
Nov 28 · Last update 7 mo. ago.
Will Israeli West Bank Wall set many people peace?
The Israeli West Bank wall built 2000, Israel allege that it is a security wall about against terrorism, on the other hands, Palestine think that it is a segregation wall about racial problem or line of control national border. Construction of the wall, there may resolve many conflicts in this area. However, as the walls are built, various freedoms and rights are restricted for Palestinian. In this situation, do you think that continuing to build this wall will make peace in this area?
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Peace will take more than a wall...
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Yes, the barrier is saving lives
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No, this wall represents anything but peace
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Peace will take more than a wall...

While the wall has been proven to reduce causalities it is not in fact addressing the mess of a political situation that exists between Israel and Palestine. It is a complex situation in which Israel are facing forces such as Hamas and other militant rivals to the National Palestinian Authority, who are constitutionally opposed to the very existence of an Israeli state. Peace needs to include safe guards against violence that unfortunately may have to take the form of such physical barriers, but to bring peace to the region a huge political shift is required, addressing both Israel’s imperialistic conduct/policies while minimising radical Palestinian positions on Israel’s existence.

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Yes, the barrier is saving lives

Since the Israeli West Bank barrier was constructed from 2000-06 the rate of violence and death in Israel has decreased massively, some months passing without a single casualty. Construction of the barrier began in 2000 in response to the Second Intifada, an upsurge in violence seen by the Palestinians as rebellion. The barrier was built following the earlier construction of a similar barrier between Israel and Gaza, which lead to a similar drop in violence, specifically suicide attacks with no suicide bombers being able to cross into Israel. The barrier is completely necessary to minimise human suffering.

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No, this wall represents anything but peace

The Israeli West Bank wall is a 708 km barrier that divides the Palestinian West Bank from Israel. It acts as a barrier to control Palestinians, reducing Palestinian freedom and access resources and services in some areas, such as hospitals and schools. Israel is currently annexing 9.5% of the total area of the West Bank to the Israeli side as much of the wall is built on Palestinian land away from the border ‘Green Line’ area. In 2004 the United Nations’ International Court of Justice found the Israeli West Bank barrier to be “contrary to international law”.

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