During the week and in the weekend Ni'ilin was the focus of the anarchists against the wall initiative (and people who joined us). Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday demonstrations in Ni'ilin and Tuesday demonstration in Zichron Ya'acov (where 23 of us were arrested.) Other Friday demonstrations were in Um Salmuna, and Bil'in (181th) where we were again subjects in another experiment of "nonlethal dispersing tools" of the Israeli state forces. This test was not painful at all, but very stinking. After we converged near the gate of route of the separation fence they used a water cannon that was welcomed the first second at the hot noon, but repulsing after the smell was felt.
Friday 1-8-08 video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INOEryW70Tc&feature=user
Yusuf Ahmad Amira's funeral - ni'lin 4-8-08 link to video:
Thursday 7-8-08 Israel video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG7t8NpdU18
Thursday 7.8.08 David video at http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QGQE2NlxtGA
> Call for the AAtW for a demo in front of colonel - commanding Ni'ilin region
17 year old Yusef Amira who was shot in the head last week died this morning.
A demonstration against the murderous policies of the army towards to popular resistance to the wall
Tomorrow, Tuesday, in front of the home of Brigadier General Aviv Reshef
Yusef Ahmad Yunes Amira, 17 years old, was shot by a border police officer last Wednesday in Nilin and died of his injuries today. After the end of the funeral procession of Ahmad Mousa, the 10 year old who was murdered the previous day at a demonstration against the wall, border police troops invaded the center of the village shooting rubber coated metal bullets everywhere. A border police officer shot Amira in the head with two bullets from a distance of less than 10 meters while he was in his driveway. Amira was pronounced brain dead when he reached the hospital and died this morning.
Yusef Amira is the 13th casualty of the popular struggle against the wall which has also included thousands of injured. This struggle has been met from its beginning with unprecedented repression which keeps escalating every day. The soldiers use lethal means to attack demonstrations of Women Men and children who protest together the theft of their lands.
The escalation by the army in Nilin is the direct responsibility of Brigadier General Aviv Reshef. All war criminals from policy makers to those who carry it out should be held responsible. Tomorrow we take that message to Reshef's home.
Aviv Reshef and his neighbors ought to know:
There is no immunity for murderers in uniform.
Resisting the occupation does not end at the green line
The responsibility does not end when the green uniforms are shed.
The demonstration will leave tel aviv at around 16:00
If you can make it Please call Keren today at 052-xxxxxxx
From Haifa please call Uri 052-xxxxxxx
Please call tonight and not tomorrow so we can arrange for transportation.
The success of the demo depends on it.
The 23 people that were arrested in that demo were released the next day. (10 were in solidarity jail night with the others as they refused to accept releasing terms while the others stayed in for the night). They were released on the condition that they stay away from Zichron for the next 14 days.
(TV channels 10 and 2 competed for the video clip of our documenting team... With dirty trick channel 10 got it and screened part in the news program.)
A call for solidarity with mousa abu maria who was administratively arrested for organizing the demonstrations against the separation fence in the region.
Hello, sorry for the late notice but tomorrow at 11:30 there would be a hearing in the supreme court in Jerusalem regarding the administrative arrest of mousa abu maria. This hearing, unlike the previous ones in the military courts, would be open to the public and it's very important to come to see mousa and show him support. [AAtW activists witnessed the sham hearing of the "highest court of justice" which as expected ratified the the previous decisions of the military "judges".]
People who are interested in going together from tel aviv - meet at 9:50 near the service to Jerusalem.
Mousa, 30 years old from beit ommar, is a co-founder of the Palestine solidarity project and dedicates his time to unarmed popular activity together with many other Palestinians, Israeli and international activists. He was arrested in the middle of the night almost 4 months ago and since then was only interrogated once, for about 10 minutes, and only about previous felonies which he was already sentenced for. The administrative detention warrant was given for the period of 6 months, but can be extended unlimited times.
About 800 administrative detainees are being held in Israeli jails without an indictment or a trial.
David video of Friday's demo at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NctSjPsSMhE