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Palestinians battle Israeli wall
Environmentalists say planned extension of West Bank wall will dry out Palestinian land.
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2010 14:50 GMT

Palestinians and Israeli dissenters are getting together to fight Israel's plan to build another section of the separation wall in the occupied West Bank.

According to environmentalists, the wall will stop the flow of water to the natural springs and thus threatens to dry out much of the Palestinian land. 

They also see the wall - illegal under international law - as a part of long-term Israeli policy to grab more and more Palestinian land in the West Bank.

But the Israeli government says the separation wall is for security reasons, in order to stop Palestinians carrying out attacks in Israel.

Al Jazeera Sherine Tadros reports from Wadi Fukin, the village that is now at the centre of the legal battle. 

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