Dan Bryant traveled to Israel in February/March 2008, as part of a group
of church leaders working toward peace and understanding in the Holy
This page contains some
pictures from his trip.
To see a full gallery of all of Dan's
please click here.
visited a settlement just inside the West Bank. The
soldier below is explaining the security fence.
see the Muslim town in the background on the other side of the barrier.
was as close as we were allowed to get to the wall.
Only 3% of the barrier is actually a wall, the rest
is chain link fence. Oddly we were only take to a
can see Tel Aviv through the haze below. Keep in
mind that Tel Aviv is on the coast and I am standing
in the West Bank. That gives you an idea for how
narrow Israel is at this point (under 12 miles).
this lookout Ariel Sharon announced plans to build
the security fence. The settlement was started in
the early 80s. It is one of the larger settlements
and surrounds the hill where we are standing.
told that the wall exists only in places of strategic importance and
where suicide bombers have been known to cross.
On to Nazareth.
Dan (Dated March 2nd, 2008)