You are invited to join us to an active demonstration at the Dir Balut village of Summeria (south to the village Mas'ha) next Saturday (3-1-04). Together, Israelis, Palestinians, and internationals, we will protest the continuation of building the apartheid wall and the cruel trigger happy hand of the soldiers of the Israeli army in the occupied territories.
These days, the building of wall in the Dir Balut region is resumed. According to the present route the people of the villages Dir Balut, A-zawia, and Rafat will be jailed in an enclave isolated from the South, East, and West. When the wall will be completed the only way the villagers will be able to reach the near by city Ramallah (at their south) will be through the far away Nobles (at their North).
We will march together towards the road block of the Israeli army on the road to Ramallah and restrict the free travel of the inhabitants of the region. The soldiers of the Israel army who man the road block are systematically abusing the Palestinian population. A week ago (22.12) the road block soldiers prevented a seven months pregnant Palestinian from reaching the hospital. This resulted in the abortion of her twine fetuses at the road block. Few weeks earlier, the soldiers vandalized a taxi cab passing the road block for a debt of 200 Shekels ($45.-) of the driver. The soldiers hit the taxi cab with stones, tear the cab upholstery and stole things and money.
In the direct action against the wall in Mas'ha the previous Friday we experienced on our own flesh the life reality of our Palestinian brothers. By shooting (with live ammunition) us, Israeli activists, the Israeli army took a step with out precedence, and crossed another red line. However, this must remind us the daily continuation of harassment of the army in the occupied territories, where the killing, the blockade, the strangulation, the invasion and the annexation do not stop. Shooting us will not deter us from continuing the active resistance to the apartheid wall built before our eyes and to the cruel occupation monster.
On Friday we breached the gate at Mas'ha, it must be remembered that along the route of the wall the gates are kept shut and the Palestinian inhabitants remain with out access to means of livelihood. We will continue with our efforts to block with our bodies the occupation and to open a breach in the wall of hatred. Even live ammunition will not deter us.
WE WILL CONTINUE TO RESIST THE GETOS BUILDING POLICY IMPLEMENTED BY THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT WITH ITS SOLE AIM - TRANSFER OF THE PALESTINIAN POPULATION.
The action in Saturday will be the climax of the protest camp against the wall built two weeks ago at Dir-Balut. The camp, with 24 hour presence of Israeli and Palestinians is located on the route of the apartheid wall in the compound of a school whose building was stopped because of the confiscation of the area for the building of wall. The camp is used as a base for non-violent protest activities and information center about the wall building and its harms.
We call for those who are lured by the sham promises to evacuate of settlements who believe in the army declarations about cosmetic changes of the cruel route of the wall and believe to the lies about its pseudo security aims of the fence - to come and see with their own eyes the lands annexation project and the expansion of settlement carried even in these days.
THE PALESTINIAN AND ISRAELI RESISTANCE WILL CONTINUE AS LONG AS THE OCCUPATION WHICH BREED THE TERROR WILL NOT BE PUT END TO.
We will meet in Cfar-Kasem village Saturday morning 10:30 3-1-04 (points of departure) Haifa: Kikar Solel Bone - 9:30; Jerusalem: Binianey Hauma, 9:30; Tel-Aviv: central train station (Arlosorov terminal), 9:45. Details and coordination for transportation: Einat