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  10/3/2012, Tishrei 17, 5773

Gush Etzion Leader Against Separation Fence


Residents of the Jewish communities of Gush Etzion in Judea are campaigning against the the government's continuation of the separation fence. The head of the Gush Eztion regional council Davidi Perl stated that construction of the fence will destroy nature reserves and other natural habitat. 
 
"The process of building a fence not only affects the residents of Gush Etzion, but the heritage of the country. I invite the people of the State of Israel to take part in the struggle to prevent the separation fence has been coming Friday," Perl stated. 
 
The fence is partially a concrete wall, partially barbed wire and partially just dirt. It is meant to separate the Israeli controlled Area C from the Palestinian Authority controlled Area A. Area B of Judea and Samaria is considered jointly controlled by both. While some residents say the fence helps prevent terrorist infiltration they also warn it could be used to create de-facto border and cut off Jewish access to other parts of the land.