Work site for
construction of the wall near Abu Dis. This is the so-called
"envelope of Jerusalem". The Palestinians, as well as many
foreign observers, accuse the Sharon government of trying to impose
future boundaries by a fait accompli, by expulsing Palestinians from
their lands and making life in these areas impossible.
The systematic up-rooting
of trees, the destruction of agricultural lands and the confiscation
of water sources as well as the separation of families is having a
devastating effect on Palestinian economy and their way of life.