From the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia:
Sunnis, Shiites unite to oppose divisive wall
Edmund Sanders in Baghdad
April 21, 2007
A US military brigade is building a five-kilometre concrete wall to cut off one of Baghdad’s most restive Sunni districts from the Shiite neighbourhoods that surround it, raising concern about the further Balkanisation of Iraq‘s most violent city. …
Sunnis and Shiites living in the shadow of the barrier are united in their contempt for it.
“Are they trying to divide us into different sectarian cantons?” said Abu Ahmed, a Sunni shop owner in Adhamiya.
“This will deepen the sectarian strife and only serve to abort efforts aimed at reconciliation.”
Some of his customers come from Shiite or mixed neighbourhoods that are now cut off by the barrier.
Several residents likened the wall to the barriers built by Israel around some Palestinians areas.
“Are we in the West Bank?” asked Abu Qusay, a pharmacist, who said access to his favourite kebab restaurant in Adhamiya had been cut off.
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