Army says terror attack thwarted, troops acted according to procedures. They were holding agricultural equipment Ynet reporters Published: The two were said to be disguised as farmers.
The home was recently built by its Palestinian Christian owner, Adnan, from money he had saved while working for a foreign company in Jerusalem. His permit had recently expired, though, and he was no longer able to work in Jerusalem.
Still, Adnan, who asked that his name not be used in this explosive environment, had worked intensely for decades. He had managed to save enough to build a home not only for himself and his family, but also to add a two-bedroom guesthouse. He was now seeking a tenant.
The price of living in Bethlehem is often a commute to Jerusalem. Two decades earlier, the commute would have been easy, for it is a mere minute ride from the Bethlehem border to central Jerusalem.
But the recent proliferation of checkpoints has radically obstructed movement within the Occupied Territories, as well as between Israel and the West Bank. Now, the act of crossing the narrow border is counted in terms of hours, not minutes.
Random closures, sometimes related to current events, and sometimes without any explanation, often keep the checkpoints closed for days without any advance warning.
No one, not even the soldiers who stand guard, knows whether the checkpoints will be open or closed on a given day. Living near the checkpoint slightly eases the commute into Jerusalem for the few Palestinian workers who are able to cross the border, but it is never easy.
Of course, the complications for foreigners who cross into Israel pale in comparison to Palestinians, who may be fired if they cannot make it to work on time. To the northwest of the checkpoint is Gilo, a settlement established in with a population today of some 40, and often informally considered part of greater Jerusalem.
Dividing Gilo from the center is the Barrier, referred to locally as the jidar al-fasl al-unsuri wall of segregation and by the Israeli state as the hafrada geder separation fence. The architects of the Barrier argue that it is essential if terrorist attacks are to be prevented.
From Bethlehem, it is hard to understand how this structure, made of concrete lined with barbed wire, could be described as a mere fence. Viewed from outside the Occupied Territories, however, the label makes more sense.
The wall appears less intimidating from the vantage point of an Israeli road, where it resembles a highway barrier looming in the distance, or a mirage that flickers according to the angle of the sun.
When its concrete slabs cut through a backyard, and serve as an excuse to destroy homes in its path, this structure leaves a different impression. For the majority of its route through the Occupied Territories, the Barrier consists of electrified barbed wire and trenches.
In other parts, most notably urban centers in the West Bank, such as Qalqilya and Bethlehem, the Barrier consists of concrete slabs 25 feet high, more than twice the average height of the Berlin Wall. In Bethlehem, these concrete slabs slash straight through the heart of this ancient city.
The Barrier is a site of continued contests, not only with respect to how it is defined, but also the path it follows, and especially the images that are painted on it. Alongside the many conflicting agendas surrounding this structure, the Barrier exacerbates the tension within Israel between the judiciary and military over issues pertaining to the occupation.
Fully 85 percent of the Barrier crosses through, and not merely alongside, Palestinian territory. Even greater than the damage from preventing Palestinian access to Israel is the effect of the Barrier in keeping Palestinians from visiting family and friends, schools, and places of work in neighboring Palestinian cities and villages.
And in many instances, the paths closed by the Barrier have deprived Palestinians of their very livelihoods.Art and Intention: A Philosophical Study Paisley Livingston Chapter 2 INTENTION AND THE CREATION OF ART.
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The introduction of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) in the treatment of cancer is an example of this situation. We do not have the intention to solve the numerous questions that arose after the recognition of this entity, even though scientific evidence is still lacking so far.
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