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Biography by Chris Belcher It's hard to find the words to describe this scene. A friend suggested this quote from Fadi Kiblawi: "Al-Ayzariyah has perhaps one of the more disturbing constructions of the wall. On my way to Jerusalem, I took the route through this Palestinian community. Bear in mind, Al-Ayzariyah falls within Israel’s Jerusalem Municipal borders and its residents pay taxes to the Jerusalem Municipality. The main road, eerily void of cars, is brusquely interrupted by concrete eight meters in height and endless in width. To the right, houses, and to the left, a mosque; all practically one with the invasive eyesore. Al-Ayzariyah is entirely cut off from Jerusalem, while Maale Adumim, a Jewish settlement further away to the east, enjoys unfettered access. The single possible rationale of this portion is to further disjoin Palestinians from their capital in Israel’s heinous attempts to Judaize Jerusalem through a process of depopulating it of its native Arabs." On the other side of the wall is the Mount of Olives. The men in the last frame are likely waiting for the soldiers to leave so they can go to, or home from, their jobs. You can read the rest of Kiblawi's narrative (Facing My Forest) at: www.palestinechronicle.com/story.php?sid=20040705071055693 Director: Chris Belcher Producer: Eugene Bird Production Company: a l c h y m e d i a Creative Commons licence: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs
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