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Response to Violet_Crumble (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:22 PM

20. What's the big uproar?

Lisa (the author) used terms that could be confusing: checkpoints and walls. In most cases Israel is accused by the anti-Israelites of erecting walls on Palestinian territory. Also of establishing checkpoints on Palestinian territory.

Israeli border fences and barriers and guarded crossings are almost always not considered to be the same thing and do not receive such hateful condemnation as "walls" and "checkpoints" on "Palestinian" land. Hence, the understandable confusion. When I read it I took it as a swipe at Israel for having a border checkpoint there that would make it take a lot longer than a half hour to get to an Israeli beach from Gaza. But I think I was just lucky that I picked up on her snark and was expecting such nonsensical gibes. I can see how someone could easily assume she was being serious (why would any Gazan be trying to go to an Israeli beach?) and claiming Israel had checkpoints and walls inside Gaza - and in that case seriously uninformed. In case you haven't noticed being seriously uninformed seems to be pretty common on this topic, even here at DU.

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