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Reference : V-F-CR-F-00945-E
Date : 05/2007
Country/Region : PALESTINE; WEST BANK
Title : Palestinian farmers in Salfit cut off from their land by West Bank Barrier
Duration : 00:07:01
Person appearing :
LINKLATER, Erlend (delegate, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
LOUIS, Virginie
Cameraman : PENTUCCI, Alain
Description : Abou Ma’Zouz lives in the town of Salfit, in the West Bank, just a few hundred meters away from the barrier that encircles the Israeli settlement of Ariel built into Palestinian occupied territories, which is illegal according International Humanitarian Law. Since the construction of the barrier three years ago, Abou Ma'Zouz can no longer reach his land to farm it properly. He is one of 200 farmers who live on one side of the barrier, while their land and source of income is cut off on the other side. To reach their land they are forced to cross the barrier at one of just two gates which for most of the day remain locked. The gates are supposed to be opened for half an hour morning and evening, but this often does not happen. The farmers must wait for hours in all weather or leave the land untended.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : Palestinian farmers in Salfit cut off from their land by West Bank Barrier
Colour/B&W : colour
Original material/format : DVCam
Best material/format available : DVCam

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