Saturday, November 29, 2008

Palestine-Israel, The joint struggle at Bil'in, Ni'ilin, Um Salmuna, Jayyous, and recruiting center too.

Monday we accompanied Yuval - refusnic of the High-school graduates initiative to the recruiting center, and demonstrated there. (He received two weeks in jail as a beginner.) Friday we had the usual joint demonstrations of local villagers, internationals, and Israeli anarchists against the wall initiative at Bil'in, Ni'ilin, and Um Salmuna. Jayyous seems to join this tradition. Israelis arrived there in spite of road blocks of Israeli state forces.
Ni'ilin Friday 28-11-08 - link to video
Bil'in 28.11.2008 video at


Yuval Oron-Ofir, a signatory of the 2008 high school seniors refusal letter, was sentenced on Monday, 24 Nov., to 14 days in military prison for his refusal to serve in the Israeli military. Yuval is 19 years of age. He lives in the Arab-Jewish village of Neve shalom / Wahat al-Salaam.
Yuval refuses to join the Israeli military as it is an occupying force. He is due out of first period in prison on 5 Dec. His prison address is:

Yuval Oron-Ofir
ID number 201205580
Military Prison No. 6
Military Postal Code 01860, IDF
Fax: ++972-4-9540580


At noon, we marched as usual from the village center to the route of the separation fence. Like they do often, state force started to shoot us with tear gas grenades even before we reached the route causing us to regroup. As often, they tested on us this Friday a new kind of weapons. It was a tear gas grenades of the kind used to be thrown by hands which was adjusted to be shot by a special gun. This "experiment" resulted with a serious damage to the eye of a Japanese activist. After they finished the "experiment" they minimalized the amount of shooting and the more experienced of us succeeded to enter the route of the separation fence. In spite of threats and some grenades we tayed there till we decided to end the demonstration.

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