Replica of Israeli wall meant to show Palestinian view

first_imgMichael Reibel, adviser to the Cal Poly Pomona Hillel, has not seen the display but said he personally believes that the Palestinian people have suffered and that the media coverage favors Israel. The wooden wall display includes photos of injured Palestinian children, bulldozed homes owned by Palestinians and international volunteers, including Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old who died in 2003 after being crushed by a bulldozer. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Video: 05/22: Palestine Wall POMONA – Muslim students placed a traveling wall representing opposition to the Israeli security barrier separating Israelis from Palestinians in the campus center quad of Cal Poly Pomona this week. The gray-painted wooden wall – 10 feet high and 60 feet long – was first erected at UC Irvine last week and will remain on display at Cal Poly until Friday, said Amir Mertaban, president of the Student Coalition for a Just Peace. It is meant to give students a Palestinian version of the conflict, Mertaban said. The barrier was constructed by Israel and divides Israel and Palestinian land. Israelis say the barrier protects againsy terror attacks. The Cal Poly wall was built by students in the Muslim student organizations at UC Irvine and Cal Poly Pomona. “The idea is to balance \ already tilted scale with something like this,” Mertaban said. “We’re trying to bring out the truth.” The display comes in the midst of renewed violence in the Middle East. Hamas leaders were warned by Israel’s deputy defense minister Tuesday after a 31-year-old Israeli woman died Monday from a rocket attack. The latest round of rhetoric between Israeli and Palestinian leaders comes after Israel resumed airstrikes on targets in Gaza last week, in response to a rocket attack. last_img


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