Crossing Borders: Olive Tree in Bethlehem Defaced

 11139354_10205558682639411_9098768307319815741_nPalestinian Territory/Israel. The city on the hill is Bethlehem, this image was taken before the Israeli bulldozers destroyed the rock wall and the olive tree in the foreground. Then a concrete wall of 8 metres (26 ft) high was constructed in this Holy place. The West Bank “separation barrier” or “security fence” or “apartheid wall” or “anti-terrorist fence,” depending on whom you ask, is the largest infrastructure project in Israel’s history. Upon completion, its total length will be approximately 700 kilometres (430 mi). The annual costs is approximately $260 million to maintain the wall.
It is said that “If the olive tree knew the hands that planted them, their oil would have become tears.”

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