International report

Battir fights to preserve its history

Audio 03:04
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By: Ruth Michaelson in Battir
4 min

The Palestinian village of Battir sits between Bethlehem and Jerusalem on the 1949 Armistice Line and includes ancient agricultural features and aqueducts built into the surrounding hillside. The villagers are fighting Israel's plans to extend its separation war over the historic area.