- Title: WEST BANK: Pink Floyd's Roger Waters tours West Bank barrier
- Date: 29th June 2006
- Summary: BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK (JUNE 21, 2006)(REUTERS) ROGER WATERS APPROACHING ISRAEL'S BARRIER (2 SHOTS) WATERS WRITING ON BARRIER: "Tear down the wall" WATERS WALKING ALONGSIDE WALL (SOUNDBITE) (English) ROGER WATERS SAYING: "It may be a lot harder to get this one down, but eventually it has to happen, otherwise there is no point in being human beings. That's what I think." WATERS GETTING INTO UN VAN TO LEAVE (2 SHOTS)
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- Topics: International Relations,Entertainment
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- Story Text: Roger Waters, founding member of super group Pink Floyd, visited the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Wednesday (June 21) en route to the East Jerusalem village of Abu Dis.
Waters is scheduled to perform in the Arab-Israeli village on Thursday (June 22) where he will call for an end to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
He moved the venue of the concert from Hayarkon Park outside Tel Aviv after discussions with Palestinian artists, as well as left-wing Israelis, who called on him to use the performance as a platform to build solidarity with the Palestinian cause.
Waters toured Israel's separation barrier near Bethlehem on Thursday and wrote graffiti reading: "Tear down the wall".
He assisted in launching a campaign two years ago by the UK group War on Want to stop the building of Israel's separation barrier.
"It may be a lot harder to get this one down, but eventually it must happen, otherwise there is no point in being human beings. That's what I think," Waters told Reuters Television.
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