The activists of the Anarchists Against the Wall were involved this week in the struggle against the separation fence in Ni'ilin and Bil'in, and in the new wave of the graduates of high schooler refusnics. In Bil'in it was the 187 Friday demonstration with the usual harassment of state force who respond with tear gas mainly to the "infringement" of the route of the separation fence. In Ni'ilin, the efforts of state forces to prevent us from arriving to the joint demonstrations failed so far... but we had to make more and more efforts to overcome them. Last Friday the whole 60 of us arrived in time, including a contingent of anti Zionist orthodox Jews from Jerusalem.
Video of Wednesday 17.9.2008 big demo in Ni'ilin commemoration Sabra and Shatela day at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtkO6OiM-0Q
Text about the Friday demonstration and the struggle against the separation fence:
Teargas injures dozens at weekly Bil’in Protest Occupation army sprays water mixed with teargas
Friday, September 19, 2008 FFJ-Bilin-.The residents of Bilin joined by international and Israeli peace activists gathered to demonstrate against the Wall and settlement building. Today is the 26th anniversary of Sabra and Shatela massacre. The protesters raised the Palestinian flag and condemned the massacres against the Palestinian people.
The demo left after the Friday prayer and called for an end to the Israeli racist policy and settlement building, closures, kidnappings, and the siege on cities and villages. The protesters marched towards the wall to reach the confiscated land behind it. As a usual procedure, the gate was closed and Israeli soldiers standing behind concrete blocks. When protesters tried to get closer to the gate, the army fired sound grenades and teargas canisters which caused dozens to suffer teargas inhalation. Occupation army sprays blue water mixed with teargas resulting in skin absorption of teargas thus increasing the painful effects of the teargas.
Yesterday, the Israeli Occupation army presented the first new suggested plan to change the path of the wall in Bilin according to what so called "the Israeli high court" which stated one year ago to remove the wall and change its path. Two months ago, the Israeli army submitted a plan for changing the route of the wall, this plan was to return only 120 dunums to the farmers. It was rejected from village and the Israeli court. Two days ago, The Israeli army submitted again another plan but it's still doesn't comply with the decision from the court and wasn't accepted by the residents of Bilin. The Popular Committee Against The Wall requested their lawyer to refuse the new plan at the court.
Thank you for you continued support,
Iyad Burnat- Head of Popular Commitee in Bilin