Indeed, Bilin activists said the move would not influence their opposition.
“We are going to continue until we get all our rights. This barrier isn’t for security. It’s to steal land and build settlements,” said Rami Burnat, a 30-year-old resident paralyzed in a separate demonstration 10 years ago.
While activists say the Israeli move falls short of their goals, they insist it happened only because of their stubborn demonstrations.
“We showed that we could put facts on the ground,” said Mohammed Khatib of Bilin.
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