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(en) Israel-Palestine, Declaration of The Anarchists Against The Wall 5.1.04

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Date Tue, 20 Jan 2004 10:57:49 +0100 (CET)

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In these days, with the building of the system of fences, ditches and
the wall of separation which robs the fields and leaves people in
enclaves without the necessary means of existence, when hundreds of
thousands are cut off from health and education facilities and
essential infrastructure and are forced to choose between "voluntary"
transfer or death, it is our duty as human beings to struggle against this crime.
We forced open the gate at Mas'Ha to open a gap in the wall of hatred
and to provide with our actions a living, kicking alternative to the
apartheid policy of the Israeli government. We, to whom the future of
this land is important, regard the system of the fences and separation
wall not only as a huge disaster for the Palestinian people, but also
as a direct threat for us and for anyone who desires a peaceful and
secure life. This is not a security fence. This is a racist apartheid
fence that will cause bloodshed for all of us for many years to come.

We try to live in our daily lives the changes we are striving for. We
work in a spirit of full cooperation, without leaders. Our decisions
are arrived at by consensus and everyone contributes according to their
ability. We believe that justice and equality are arrived at by
voluntary agreement between people and that the state is only an
aggressive tool of dominant ethnic-class groups.

We are realists and understand that the abolition of state system will
not occur tomorrow, but even today we can already demand a way of life
with "no rulers and no ruled" - "no masters and no slaves". Direct
action is the democratic act when democracy stops functioning. The
Berlin wall was not dismantled by rulers and agreements, but by the
citizens who felled it with their own hands.

Since we can remember, we have been brainwashed with hatred and fear of
our Palestinian neighbours. We have not gone for trips in the
countryside without armed escort... We were told that our hand is
extended for peace but there is no one to talk to. But these lies were
exposed and are clear for every one who participates in the actions
against the occupation to see. We have slept together beneath the olive
trees (before they were uprooted), we have marched together to the
fence and we will continue to struggle together - Israelis,
Palestinians and internationals, for justice and equality for all.

For years, good people claim that when the transfer is enacted, they
will lie down in front of the wheels of the trucks and buses to block
that crime. But, the transfer is already happening now! Depriving
thousands of people of the minimal means of existence does not leave
them any alternative. Thousands are leaving their villages to find food
for their children. The ethnic cleansing is occurring before our eyes
and we have only one option: to use the few rights we still have from
the remnants of Israeli democracy and break the racist, immoral laws.
Yes, to break the gates and fences, to block the bulldozers with our
bodies, to enter closed-off military areas, and also to transform the
enemy into our friend. Palestinian and Israeli resistance will continue
as long as the occupation, which is the infrastructure/root of the
terror, continues.

--- Anarchists Against The Wall ---

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