The Iron Wall


Documentary on Israel’s settlement program, made by Palestinians and Israelis together.

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Producer: Palestine Agricultural Relief Committees and the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions.
Year Produced: 2006
Running time: 52 minutes
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Following the 1967 occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, more than 200 settlements and outposts have been built in these territories, in violation of international law. The Iron Wall exposes this phenomenon and follows the timeline, size and population of the settlements, reveals how their construction has been a cornerstone of Israeli policy, and demonstrates how the wall secures them as permanent and irreversible facts upon the ground.

This documentary warns that a contiguous and viable Palestinian state is becoming no longer possible, and that the chances for a peaceful resolution of the conflict are slipping away. A typical poignant scene is an Arab peasant farmer begging the Israeli soldiers with bulldozers not to uproot the olive trees which have been his family’s means of livelihood for generations. The Iron Wall features interviews with prominent Israeli and Palestinian peace activists and political analysts, as well as Israeli settlers and soldiers, and Palestinian farmers. Essential viewing for anyone wanting to understand the underlying dynamics of the Israeli-Palestine conflict.

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