tv [untitled] October 2, 2011 9:31am-10:01am EDT
humanitarian situation in the libyan. people dying from a lack of vital supplies all of it all going fighting between pro and. forces. some of the main headlines of the past week but up next on insight into why the ongoing middle east conflict now sees israelis turning against israelis you're watching. ah. god. i come here because i live in jerusalem and i am in shock and in the rage step out in what is happening. no
democracy without freedom to demonstrate. that it's not a very clear line between religion and nationalism. to say this as a little person together they can be a very volatile and dangerous mix of fight here is the worst possible combination of nationalism a little none of it. a bit of the. going back to germany you know we don't know what to do here a jew religious jew calling another jew and not the way they really are that i'm not that and we're. not like this is my. son this is my land go back to america criminal.
in one thousand six to seven israel conquered the west bank. and arab east jerusalem. and still today the palestinians live under military control. this is a film about four israelis who want an end to more than forty years of israeli occupation breaking the silence is a group of ex israeli soldiers who served during the second intifada in the occupied territories and today we work to try to expose the reality of occupation back home. we call it breaking his silence because you have to understand that what's going on in the occupied territories is like one of the biggest had was in israel. people
just don't talk about it you don't come back home and say money is here to tell seems we killed us that it just doesn't come over. people back home people here in israel have no clue if it's going on. spector's there's a secret agreement between society in the military. we know there is going on there but please don't bring about you know we want to live our life without. without knowing what it takes. for a peaceful life. or here just to talk about what we did as soldiers because we feel this is the this is one of the most important pieces from the puzzle that is missing and the discussion
and debate here in this area. we try to talk about the small stories that make the big problem to make the big picture try to talk about what does it mean occupation how does a cloak on a daily basis. how do you do it as an occupier forty years of occupation according to the u.n. there are today more than five hundred checkpoints and obstacles in the west bank where these trailers soldiers control and hinder palestinians the biggest checkpoint is located between ramallah and east jerusalem on occupied land. the checkpoint is called.
the i had group of israeli women and their eyes that nobody knows what's going on so we decided to create a group that's going to the checkpoints. observes in the reports that's why the observing eye is part of our overall even our. bad says that we are all postal occupation. our presence here is a clear statement that really opposed to occupation it's a statement for the army for the police for the border police for anybody and for the palestinians to know that they are people actively opposing the occupation. with the audience that this dialysis she needs dialysis three times a week do you understand it's three times a week there is nothing to do if the boy's sick has got to shards of that hospital
it's every time the same problem with getting a child to hospital it can't go on like this. why do they do this. they're doing it on purpose they won't let anyone in so. everybody here is ill and those that aren't soon will be here yes it's true. only if you look around here only three not four. and you can see how the they asked all the time finding all the ways how to control what's going on more and more so this kalandia checkpoint says something like four thousand people it was a built for less thing one thousand people so first of all this.
tremendous stress in terms of people who go to work every single day and have to stand here for. it's making it difficult for palestinians who live in this area so-called. palestinians who have permits to goals. to work or to go through to hospitals. to go to pray. to visit sick or relatives to go through.
in addition to checkpoints some obstacles israel has built so-called settlements in the west bank and in east jerusalem. according to the u.n. today more than half a million israelis living on occupied land the settlements are all the legal according to international law. palestinian farmers can access less and less of their land as the settlements expand frequently there's violence when soldiers are sutlers stop the farmers from cultivating their land. rabbi eric asher helps the palestinian the former sit in front of you all have to leave i am asking you we do not have time for this is the red line please leave that and go. look at it here everything here is
a closed military zone where here there how many meters from here everywhere not able not even to tell you but if you think. you know we believe that the one of the most basic commandments in judaism what we read in the very first verses of the bible is that all human beings are created but sentimental came in god's image and it doesn't say just jews or non jews or just rich or poor and it's very it's a point of saying both men and women if we really believe that if you are trying to internalize it. then we have to honor and protect the human rights of every human being including calls that you. eric asherman interpretation of the bible is a rare in israel. the palestinian all of trees are standing on biblical land and on biblical hills this land is got slammed promised to the jewish people according to the settlers. and bad yesterday they came when i got back here at four
pm they came and stole the letter they stole the black covers like those. were based all the. time. they stole cutters and knives in the old lives over there did you see the all of. the settlers do this yes the sudras store and did this i have been away for three days they stole everything they did this they stole covers and tools and did this with the all of us. so when you came back everything was gone. yes they are thieves out on the island. for several years rabbi eric must protect the palestinian farmers when they are
being harassed or attacked by religious jewish said. it doesn't. it doesn't it's usually. that's what you're doing giving me the finger at what it is lifting his hands to fight the battle of i'm sorry not that i want it i'll go for the heart of the rest of now the rest of now. but then i do and i am giving the finger to a jew should have his hand cut off oh now he's gone completely crazy. coming here to guard the arabs one of. the. hour but i've heard soldiers say well the high court's there we're here our presence here is what's essential not only sometimes sometimes we actually are as human shields. physically to stand between palestinian people threatening them and sometimes it's important we're here. to keep the army out is to make sure they're
doing what they're supposed to be doing. the settlers are protected by israeli soldiers and the soldiers themselves are sometimes sutlers. there's a set up here to meet you did you up and comes down and when anyone tries a worker he tries to stop them but this time bradley said the army. the strategy for the sutler's is to take over hill after hill of the west bank. they do it by building small outposts and then expanding downhill closer to the palestinian farmers. legally they can't cross this line and. i would also like to see just document his mission they came up with this line one
year ago. it tried the same trick last year but in the end the farmers worked here . if you don't like it take your questions to the coordination office. simply this attempt to. slowly slowly take over another doing here another doom here from their point of view this is redeeming the land of israel and they'll do it by any means possible. piece by piece. we're trying in some way to help how things have gone and even get some of the lands back. we always go by the accuser the palestinian the army wants control they want no palestinian to go anywhere without a permit i can't you have to make the choice is the best way to hold on to your lives and we back you whatever you do. yes it was and i would but he
if she did we have him in ok. look at. them and. they acknowledge this was his land and now they said we don't want you to work here today though because it's dangerous someone could come and shoot you. there's a good chance that we will win here and maybe it'll be easier to finish if there's no attention here on another day as it is. in the west bank israel has built a barrier a wall made out of fences and concrete it is part of israel's defense it protects settlements and it ties them closer to israel. the barrier or the wall is mainly built on occupied land in breach of international
law according to the international court of justice. for the palestinians in the west bank the wall results in further land loss to israeli settlers. but there are israelis helping the palestinians to recessed the construction of the wall which we're doing here right now is trying to tap into was denied trying to stop construction a good reason to more from what was going in at the top of the wall right now there's about be about four or five kilometers into the way the bank i'll try to fix rather interesting recognise border the international court of just in the hague has ruled that dish tactic to the construction of fish barrier g.v. go but if you go continue continued building it right now in a village called nataline twenty five hundred dunam about to be confiscated from the village. it was probably one of the top story short.
oh so you're not really going to have somebody it's a very big part of my life and. you know in the after go for a fighting i live here and i'm. you know my life pretty much revolves around political activism so obviously the political situation affects my life and my future and. i. think people are being killed here due to military violence and always if you hear it can keep keep up if you keep an eye on my. eye i just never be going if you just from decided to ditch a confession instead instead of shouting never delish me on meet me x. to death to mr shoes to dish up writing i just it was a military uprighting with military tools. and if it should two people who are
getting killed here. that. i don't like that i. think. that. demonstrations against the wall also turn violent they quickly erupt with stone throwing and gunfire. it is mostly the protesters who are seriously injured sometimes protesters get killed. i believe that it's my duty as an israeli what's happening here is completely immoral and it's being done in in our name. whether we agree with it or not a moral obligation is to come here and stand we do people actually enough to state
if you oppose something your government is doing when such crimes are being committed i expect people and i think it's our duty to come here and give you just an example much good just. because you didn't want them there are soldiers over there you'll be surrounded by your boys come to the east do not go west. boys get back here. are we going away just go straight round. this yeah and. that. our way out of rocks. is everything quiet here.
there not enough and this stage we are against checkpoints and we're here so what about the checkpoints if. you could who are a checkpoint it costed millions so you want something respectable to let everybody in who are a checkpoint cost fifteen million is out of our pockets and then they closed it this is a group does no matter here we have the entrance to the notary or it should be at the entrance on israel's border. so write a letter and notice checkpoints we have already done that let me have a nice day we need people like you to keep camp with tell him to get in line one by one closer to the wall.
that it didn't line up one by one. stick close to the wall. where. a little. bit of. i've been coming to kalandia for seven years so when it comes to ramadan it's important for me to know what's going on so although it's not even my shift time i decided to come and have a go the problem is that when you meet the individual people with the individual problems your heart just breaks you know that for some stupid reason that you didn't bring your origin or birth certificate for your sixteen year old daughter but only a photocopy. it's crazy you know it's not only crazy it's very painful to think
that there are so many rules and that if you don't fit into the category then nothing out. of a straight out of the real put it up women are going to be of course she will be able to pray just go over there and they will check everything in the computer model of the computer you wouldn't condone the moment you put to us trying their damndest you know to get into jerusalem because it's such a holy place it's only for the army and they are sort of this behave as if they did no one will treat them as naughty people. not obeying the rules in a way ignoring the rules ramadan karim. kawar just that's what they are. entitled. and i mean they're looking at us now the whole world has been watching us all our lives. i you from jerusalem to the city yes i'm
from jerusalem are you do you have a permit no ma i you know clady you know she's forty five years old to cannot see that. i have to do have a poet she says i don't need i went over and over and over the woman you know you're not an old woman that you know maybe she's forty five years old. ok you're forty five years old and it had that you know life must have been hard for her but. we're not allowed to go and pray but nothing prevents us from praying . when did i mention something about what i heard moved next to the wall for all of you or that why. was it what do you mean by this charade move one by one go back i was probably one of the top.
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