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Today: security barrier

the bbc has to refer to the security barrier, not as “cutting off” or even as “cutting like a knife” but as “cutting like a guillotine

this morning (tuesday 2nd), 6.44-6.49am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain) includes …

“In the wake of recent attacks on Israelis, the government has promised to reinforce parts of [the security barrier], and make it harder for Palestinians to cross.
… Mostly fence, it turns into a grey concrete wall round communities, cutting through them like a guillotine, separating Palestinians from their Jewish neighbours.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter katy watson
• plo adviser xavier abu eid
• reserve colonel dr danny tirza, ‘architect’ of the new security barrier
sigal moran, mayor of bnei shimon regional council
• palestinian town councillor sirhan
• farmer yasir, 80
see also
(if you missed it, available from 0:44:20 to 0:49:30 at


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