Camera and Editing: Arjan El Fassed
The area surrounding the Palestinian town Ramallah consists of 60,000 settlers, who live close to the original Palestinian population of 300,000. It covers 1,100 sq km and has 60 settlements, plus 470km of roads. The distance between Psagot and the nearest house in Palestinian-controlled Ramallah is just 10 metres. Although about 1,000 settlers live here, anyone can see that its purpose is strategic: Psagot means “summit” in Hebrew, and it dominates Ramallah. This footage was taken by EI’s Arjan El Fassed on September 6, 2002, from a rooftop located in the Masyoun neighborhood in Ramallah.