Watching the World Cup in the West Bank
Posted on Jun 19, 2010
The 465-mile-long wall that divides the Palestinian territories from neighboring Israel is both illegal and an eyesore, but one West Bank restaurant owner has decided to use the barrier for good: to screen every match of the World Cup soccer tournament. —JCL
Al Jazeera English:
Israel’s separation wall, twice the height of the former Berlin Wall and more than 750 km-long, is a much hated barrier in the Palestinian West Bank.
Now, a restaurant owner in the occupied Palestinian West Bank has come up with a unique way to please World Cup fans: he has been showing every match of the tournament on a section of the wall, transforming it into a giant screen.
Al Jazeera English
Palestinians walk along the separation barrier that runs through the West Bank.