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Since the construction of the Tower of Babel, architecture has shaped life in every new city founded on the Mediterranean. But explaining why these people wish to and should live together requires a legitimising narrative. Young Israelis decide to build a settlement on a hill. It will be shaped like a small circle of wagons, and they will build wooden huts or use metal containers. A street will be built as a community action with the modest resources to which they have access. What sounds like a liberated and romantic paradise will require barbed wire and protection by Israeli soldiers, because the land already belongs to someone who would certainly not approve of their plans. This settlement south of Jerusalem is part of a network of over a hundred outposts around the West Bank. Often, the construction begins on the pretext of erecting a mobile phone tower, and then gradually expanded.