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MachsomWatch Alerts - February 2007

Wednesday, 28 February, 2007

Today, as you are going out in the month of Spring remember that we can wander as the spirit takes us. But three and a half million Palestinians are also here and alive this month, this Spring, living in a huge prison.

 

From the Hagadah

 

In the Hagadah, the story of the Passover which is read around the Passover table, one of the traditions is to sing the song "Dayenu".

 

 

Dayenu means:  "it would have been enough"

 

Had the Palestinians from Gaza been forbidden to enter the West Bank

And not been forbidden to enter East Jerusalem

 

Dayenu: It would have been enough

 

Had they been forbidden to enter East Jerusalem

And the entry of Palestinians from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip via the Erez Checkpoint not been forbidden

 

Dayenu: It would have been enough

 

Had the entry of Palestinians from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip via Erez Checkpoint been forbidden

And the entry of Palestinians to the Jordan Valley not been forbidden

 

Dayenu: It would have been enough

 

Had the entry of Palestinians to the Jordan Valley been forbidden

And their entrance to their own villages, fields, pastures and

neighbourhoods in the "Seam Line" in the Western part of the West Bank not been forbidden

 

Dayenu: It would have been enough

 

Had their entrance to their own villages, fields, pastures and neighbourhoods in the "Seam Zone" been forbidden,

And their entrance to the villages of Beit Furik and Beit Dajan in the Nablus area, and Ramadin in the South Hebron area not been forbidden

 

Dayenu: It would have been enough

 

Had their entrance to the villages of Beit Furik and Beit Dajan in the Nablus area and Ramadin in the South Hebron area been forbidden

And their entrance to the areas of the settlements not been forbidden

 

Dayenu: It would have been enough

 

Had their entrance to the areas of the settlements been forbidden

And their access to their own fields which are in the built up

areas of the settlements not been forbidden

 

Dayenu: It would have been enough

 

Had their access to their own fields which are in the built up areas of the settlements been forbidden

And the entrance of private Palestinian cars to Nablus not been forbidden

 

Dayenu: It would have been enough

 

Had the entrance of private Palestinian cars to Nablus been forbidden

And children under the age of 16 had not been forbidden to leave Nablus without the original of their birth certificate and without one accompanying parent

 

Dayenu: It would have been enough

 

Had Jerusalemites been forbidden to enter Area A

And Jerusalem Palestinians not been forbidden to enter Palestinian towns in the West Bank

 

Dayenu: It would have been enough

 

Had Jerusalem Palestinians been forbidden to enter Palestinian towns in the West Bank

And residents of Gaza not been forbidden to enter the West Bank via the Allenby Bridge

 

Dayenu: It would have been enough

 

Had residents of Gaza been forbidden to enter the West Bank via the Allenby Bridge

And not been forbidden to transfer their place of residence to the West Bank

 

Dayenu: It would have been enough

 

Had they been forbidden to transfer their place of residence to the West Bank

And residents of the West Bank not been forbidden to transfer their place of residence to the Jordan valley and the villages of the seam areainfo-icon

 

Dayenu: It would have been enough

 

Had residents of the West Bank been forbidden to transfer their place of residence to the Jordan valley and the villages in the "Seam Zone"

And not been forbidden to leave the country via Ben Gurion airport

 

Dayenu: It would have been enough

 

Had the northern section of the West Bank not been separated from the

southern area and 75 manned checkpoints had not been set up there, together with usually more than 100 rolling checkpoints, hundreds of barriers between roads and villages, 88 iron gatesinfo-icon at the exits of the villages, tens of kilometers of separation fence and wall along main roads, 83 "agricultural" gates which separate the fields from their owners

 

Dayenu: It would have been enough

 

Not one, but many evil acts committed this Government of ours that issued all these prohibitions, and its arm is still outstretched to enact racial legislation, to build apartheid roads, to prevent family unification and to maintain a consistent policy of keeping remote any possible solution of the conflict.