NPK-info 01-03-2006 - Nederlands Palestina Komitee / www.palestina-komitee.nl
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TV-tip - 1 maart 2006, 20.30 uur:
In Netwerk-TV Avenge but one of my two eyes van Avi Mograbi.
Toont iets van de dagelijkse vernedering van Palestijnen door het Israëlische leger.
Zie http://www.netwerk.tv/index.jsp?p=items&r=netwerk&a=216851
Geen nieuws voor wie o.a. al weer jarenlang de wekelijkse berichten van de
Wall Campaign en van ISM volgt; zie http://www.stopthewall.org/,
http://www.palsolidarity.org/main/ en hierna.

“The approach is that it’s legitimate to fire at demonstrators, even when they
are nonviolent.
The IDF and Border Police use live ammunition, tear gas, and rubber bullets, and
hundreds of people
have been injured in this period. In yesterday’s demonstration another 11
Palestinians were injured,
one of them was even operated on at a hospital in Ramallah,”

Waar onderdrukking en vernedering regel is daar is verzet een natuurlijk recht.
Één optie is cultureel [MUSIC FOR HUMAN RIGHTS]: http://www.docjazz.com/mambo/

NPK/WL, 1-3-2006

----- Original Message -----
From: Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign
To: List Member
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 1:31 PM
Subject: The Wall in a Week - Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign update

February 19th - 27th, 2006

The Wall in a Week -
The Ghettos tighten around the Walled-in Palestinian villages
The last week in the West Bank was marked by further steps to complete the
ghettoization of the Palestinian people. Life for the people and the farmers
in the North is more and more confined to the limits of the ghetto walls with
cultivation of their lands almost completely jeopardized. In Bethlehem,
efforts to destroy the district are accelerated. House demolitions are leaving
people homeless and making space for Zionist colonization. The announcement by
the Occupation forces that the apartheid road system will be institutionalized
further traps Palestinians in the ghettos of their villages and cities. In the
face of this reality, Palestinian resistance has continued unabated and is
bound to rise.

Apartheid Roads

The Occupation announced a plan to officially bar Palestinians from the
settler road networks that cuts through the West Bank, partly built on land
expropriated from Palestinians and partly by taking over ancient Palestinian
roads and declaring them available for Jewish-only use. This will finalize the
ghetto system created by the Wall, the fortified checkpoints and the
settlements, imposing a form of apartheid that goes far beyond anything seen

Land Confiscation and Isolation

On the 20th of February, the Occupation forces started to build a military
base on 80 dunums of olive groves in west Tura (Jenin district). Confiscation
orders were issued for 2 dunums and 480 square meters of village lands
isolated by the Wall. (For more see:

Also, the Occupation has confiscated 41 dunums and 300 square meters of Beit
Hanina lands (Jerusalem) for the construction of the Apartheid Wall. This
section of the Wall will imprison 4 buildings with 300 inhabitants between a
settlers-only road and the Wall and isolated them in the ghetto that the
Occupation wants to exclude from Jerusalem.

On the 18th of February, in west Bethlehem, the Occupation shifted the
entrance gate for Betar settlement and the checkpoint 400 meter closer to
Husan village and road 60. This move effectively isolates 1800 dunums of land
from the people of Husan.

In Tulkarem district, the isolation of lands behind the Wall is making the
farming of the area more difficult every day. Even those land owners that had
been given permits to reach their lands are now forced to wait for hours at
the gates, where they suffer humiliation and are often sent back.

In Jenin, the Occupation has distributed what they call “long-term
permits” only to cancel them again for this season. At the moment only 20
out of 700 farmers that demanded access to their lands are allowed to pass the

Land Destruction

On 18th of February, in Wadi Fuqeen village, west Bethlehem, the Occupation
bulldozers started uprooting trees to the south of the village. In order to
connect Betar and Geva’ot settlements, 50 olive, apple and citrus trees have
been ripped up.

A few kilometers away, in al Khadr, west Bethlehem, the Occupation has
accelerated work on the Wall and the tunnel that should control all movement
in and out of the Palestinian villages isolated behind the Wall in the area.
The Wall will encircle the village from three sides.

On the 21st of February, in Bethlehem, the Occupation bulldozers continued the
destruction in the area near Rachel’s Tomb (Billal mosque northern
Bethlehem) and the western part of Aida refugee camp. With the pretext of
expanding Rachel’s Tomb, the Zionist forces have now destroyed around 6
dunums of land belonging to the Sansure and Musalam families.

House Demolitions

On the 22nd of February, the Occupation bulldozers destroyed a children’s
playground in Azzun, east Qalqilya district. Under the pretext of lacking
"permission" - a tactic frequently used to destroy Palestinian homes and
buildings - Occupation Forces arrived in east Qalqiliya at 9 am to destroy the
playground that should have been inaugurated a few days later. The playground
was built on 7.5 dunums of land. (For more see:

The same day, the Occupation sent their bulldozers to demolish the house of
Hamuda Mheisen in Funduq village, east Qalqiliya. The “permit” tactic was
used once again in order to completely destroy the structure of the house on
300 square meters of land. After having declared the Western part of Funduq a
closed military area, the bulldozers began the demolition. Occupation Forces
then continued their trail of violence in the neighboring village of Jinsafut
and demolished a building belonging to Tawfeeq Galeb Basher. (For more see:

A huge campaign against Palestinian villages throughout east Qalqiliya has
been planned by Occupation Forces, who have distributed approximately 62
demolition orders in Hajja, Funduq and Jinsafut villages. This will allow the
further expansion of the settlement blocs of Qedumim and Qarne Shomron, while
continuing the ghettoization of Palestinians. (For more see:

On the 24th, the occupation distributed 8 demolition orders for homes in
Brukin village, west Salfit. The pretext was missing building permits, yet the
fact that the houses are located along the path of the Wall to be constructed
in the area makes the ploy all the more evident.

Popular Resistance

On the 22nd of February, the popular committee of the Grassroots
Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign - in coordination with Palestinian NGOs -
mobilized a protest at Bardala terminal in the north of the Jordan Valley.
Channeling their anger at the Zionist campaign to annex and ethnically cleanse
the Valley, Palestinians revealed their refusal to end their resistance to the
Occupation. As retaliation, and to further intimidate Palestinian communities,
the following day the Occupation sent their bulldozers to attack Bardala. At
5:30 am, the Occupation Forces started to demolish 16 shelters that farmers
use to sell their crops along road 90, which leads from Mehole settlement to
the terminal. The water pipe irrigating the lands near Bardala was destroyed
the same day. (For more information see:

This Friday, in Aboud, around 250 demonstrators joined the weekly
demonstration and marched to their land southwest of the village, where the
Occupation is uprooting the trees that are the source of livelihood for Aboud.
The Occupation forces, once again, tried to prevent people from reaching their
land, but the villagers from Aboud were determined to move to their fields. As
clashes broke out, the military shot rubber bullets, live ammunition, and tear
gas at the crowd. Dawood al Ahj, in his early 20s, was injured by rubber

The same day, in Beit Sira, some 300 people gathered to defend their land,
which is being uprooted by the Occupation bulldozers to make room for the
Apartheid Wall. As the protestors reached the area, the Occupation forces
blocked their path and clamped down violently on the crowd. Tear gas, rubber
bullets, and live ammunition were pumped into the demonstration without any
regard for the elderly or children. Many protestors suffered breathing
problems and one young man was injured when he was shot in the chest with a
rubber bullet.

The Friday demonstration in Bil’in again drew crowds to protest against the
destruction of their lands. The villagers reached their lands, where they held
speeches vowing that their resistance would not stop. Meanwhile, the youth
burned tires to block the Occupation army.

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