Thursday, August 27, 2009

Israeli Apartheid Wall still being constructed

Palestinians in Ni'lin have organized weekly non-violent protests to stop the building of the Israeli wall on the villagers' lands. Last week the Israelis began to replace the fence with a cement wall 24 feet high.

In April, an American citizen from Oakland, California, Tristan Anderson, was cricitally injured, shot in the head with a tear gas canister, as he protested the building of the wall on the village's lands. His injuries were severe - he has lost one eye and has had three brain surgeries, including the removal of part of his frontal lobe. It is expected that he will need to remain in Israel for 6-18 months before he is able to return home. Read about the incident:

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Israeli forces begin construction of new cement wall on Ni’lin’s land

Posted on: August 20, 2009

For Immediate Release:
Friday, 21 August 2009 at 12:30pm: A demonstration will be held against the new cement construction of the Wall in the West Bank village of Ni’lin.

Israeli forces have begun placing 8 meter high cement blocks, in place of a fence that was built before.

Since May 2008, residents of Ni’lin have been organizing and participating in unarmed demonstrations against construction of the Apartheid Wall. Despite being deemed illegal by the International Court of Justice in 2004, the Occupation continues to build the Wall, further annexing Palestinian land.

Ni’lin will lose approximately 2,500 dunums of agricultural land when construction … Continue reading

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