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Saturday, January 03, 2004

AP: "Many . . . condemn the barrier"

In fact, the barrier has 82% support among Israelis

Israeli police arrest an Israeli peace activist, among 28 arrested as
they attempted to approach the West Bank village of Dir Balut for a
demonstration against the Israeli separation barrier, about 10
kms from Rosh Ha'ain, Israel, near the border of the West Bank,
Saturday Jan. 3, 2004. Israel is building a controversial security
barrier made up of concrete walls, razor wire, fences and trenches
and is meant, according to Israel, to keep suicide bombers out.
Many Palestinians and Israeli peace activists condemn the barrier,
which dips deep into the West Bank in some areas.
(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Andrea Levin's Eye on the Media: CBS's Simon not fenced in by facts:
"Nowhere did Simon report the overwhelming Israeli public support for the barrier, as indicated in an October poll by the Tami Steinmetz Center that found 82% believe the fence will prevent or significantly reduce terrorism."
Tell it to the AP as well:

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