Star wants West Bank wall/fence taken down
On a visit to the Ayda Refugee Camp in the West Bank yesterday (June 2), Waters spoke out against the controversial barrier, which was erected in 2002.
“This is a bad thing. This is wrong. This is not helping anybody, this thing,” Waters said of the wall, which stretches for roughly 670km (420 miles), and is eight metres high in some places.
“If they take this thing down,” he continued, “I would be delighted to come and do a concert here. In fact, I would insist on it.”
Waters last performed in Israel in 2006, though he expressed his disappointment at how little things seem to have changed since then, reports BBC 6Music.
“It’s actually very, pretty depressing, coming back here three years later and seeing that the political situation has changed very little – there are more settlements, there has been more grabbing of land,” he said.
In 1990, shortly after the Berlin Wall came down, Waters played Pink Floyd‘s classic 1979 album ‘The Wall’ in its entirety at the site.