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(en) Palestine-Israel, Bil'in-Tel Aviv, The daily struggle against the wall/fence and the war crimes continue

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Sun, 3 Apr 2005 22:51:02 +0200 (CEST)


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It was just a Sunday demonstration in the chain of of struggle of the Bil'in
villagers, against the apartheid wall that rob them of significant part oft heir
fields and orchards. Like usual, in spite of army formal instructions
forbidding shooting demonstrators directly with tear gas canisters, and
rubber coated bullets from short range, or to the head, the soldiers do
shoot so. In previous demonstrations in the occupied territories rubber coated
bullets killed children and blinded many. (Nearly blinded one of the
anarchists against the wall initiative.)
------Media report on to day demo in Bil'in:
"Jonathan Polak was injured in a demonstration against the fence in Bil'in.
Policemen of the border police dispersed tens of Palestinians and "anarchists
against the fence" activists in the village Bil'in in Modi'in region.

Jonathan Polak was lightly injured from a canister of tear gas that hit
his head. He arrived with tens Israeli demonstrators members of "Anarchists
Against The Fence, to help the local villagers in their protest against the
fence. Initial report from first aid services was that the injury was not
too serious.

Local villagers told the reporter that tens of the Bil'in villagers
demonstrated to day, and as usual, this time too they were joined by
Israeli activists. They said that when the about 150 participants
of the demonstration started to disperse, the border police shoot them
with tear gas canisters.

While taken by the ambulance to the hospital, Polak himself told
the reporter: "There were no confrontations at the demo. When we
wished to disperse the policemen shower on us large amount of tear
gas. They directed the shooting of the canisters directly to the bodies
of the demonstrators, as they do in all demonstrations - shooting
them directly at the demonstrators.

Polak said that one of the canisters hit his head directly. "It hurt
me very much", and denounced the policemen who aimed the shooting
on the demonstrators in order to hit them." ---- end of media report.


>>>>>> The following call to action was distributed this afternoon to the activists:
Following the injuring of our comrade Yonatan Polak toady, when he was shoot at
at his head with a tear gas canister from short range, in a non-violence demonstration
against the wall, we will go tonight (19:30) in front of the defense ministry
(Hakirya, Kaplan st.). (The canister cut Jonathan's head to the bone,
fractured the skull bone and caused an hemorrhage of the brain. He is now in the
Tel-Hashomer hospital for treatment.)

We will converge there in order to tell the Israeli army: Stop
shooting Palestinians, Israelis, and internationals demonstrators to curb
the struggle against the wall. We demonstrate with the demand to
stop the violence and shooting on demonstrators and stop the
building of the apartheid wall!

The demonstration started even before the stated hour, as the people of
the Anarchists Against The Wall initiative and sympathizers started
to converge earlier. We were about 70 people. We held placards and torches,
and called various slogans. During the demo, a phone call from a
Palestinian activist from Bil'in was delivered to us using a loud speaker.
In his speech he thanked the anarchists and the other peace activists
for joining the struggle.

After about an hour we decided that it is not the proper time to block
the traffic and marched instead to the city center.


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