Palestinian residents of the West Bank village of Kafr Zeita and anti-separation fence activists on Monday burst through a gate in the barrier separating the village from its agricultural lands. Activists from the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement and the Israeli group Anarchists Against the Fence said this was the first time demonstrators have managed to break through the barrier. Activists and residents of the village, located north of Tul Karm, began breaking through the gate when there were no Israel Defense Forces soldiers present. When the first patrol jeep arrived on the scene, the gate had already been opened.
"Nothing will dissuade us from breaking this fence," Yonatan Pollack, of Anarchists Against the Fence, said.
The organization's activity in Kafr Zeita was part of its protest march from Jenin to Jerusalem along the route of the separation fence. The march is slated to end in another two weeks.
In 2003, Anarchists activist Gil Na'amati was wounded by IDF gunfire during an attempt by the group to break through the fence.
Israel, Tel Aviv, Hiroshima Day, roaming vigil from War ministry compound, through Japans embassy, to US embassy 06/08/04 Today, marking 59 years since the atom bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima - about 25 anarchist, antiauthoritarians of the left and others of the Israeli Committee for a Middle East Free from Atomic, Biological and Chemical Weapons held a roaming vigil - march. We started with an half hour vigil at the Ministry of War (Defense) in the Kiryah in Tel Aviv with placards and leaflets. Ten we proceed in a sneak like march with placards an leaflets to the Japanese Embassy. After about half an hour there we continued the march across town to the US Embassy, where we enjoyed another vigil between the sea shore and the and embassy.