Friday, April 30, 2010

Non-Violent Resistance to the Wall - some interesting partners?

An interesting development in the struggle to stop the building of the Israeli separation wall.....

Residents of Al Walaja, a Palestinian village of about 2000, just northwest of Bethlehem, are using nonviolent protest in an attempt to stop the building of the wall. Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, who lives, organizes and writes in the town of Beit Sahour in the Bethlehem district, writes of many successful non-violent protests against the wall this past week.

Ever wonder what they mean by “non-violent” resistance? Take 8 minutes to watch a video he forwarded:

The Jerusalem Post reports that settlers in the nearby Israeli settlements of Gilo and Har Giol (built on Palestinian land between Bethlehem and Jerusalem) are trying to organize joint protests against the wall. Understandably, Palestinians are skeptical of the settlers’ motivations:

Read some history of the struggles of the villagers of Al Walaja:

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