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update, demonstrations against the apartheid wall in Palestine
On July 1, four caterpillar bulldozers were destroyed during a demonstration in Ni’lin. On June 5, Palestinians and other activist defy a curfew on the village of Ni’lin, demonstrated and blocked the Settler-road that runs by the village. In Ma’sra live bullets and tear gas wer used to dispersed a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land, and to mark the 4th anniversary of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) decision, which declared the Wall illegal, called for it to be dismantled and those affected to be compensated for the damages.
Demonstrations against the apartheid Wall are a daily occurrence in Palestine. In Ni’lin, a Palestinian village in the west bank, Palestinians, international activists, and Anarchists against the Wall have been protesting the on going construction of the wall on Ni’lin farm lands.
On July 1, four caterpillar bulldozers, used to demolish Palestinians houses and farm land, were destroyed during a demonstration.
Friday July 4, 2008 Three activists were injured by Israeli forces on Friday in the weekly protest against the separation wall in Bil’in; west of Ramallah: two of them are French activists: Sonia Slo and Iman and the third one is Mohamad Ali Abo Sa'di 65 years, and dozens of protesters were treated for tear gas inhalation.
On June 5, the occupying Israeli forces surrounded the village and announced a curfew, to prevent further demonstrations. Shops were shut down, two elderly women who felt sick were prevented from exiting the village, and media reporters were threaten with arrests. The village population, however, defied the curfew and demonstrations against the wall and the occupying forces took place. The demonstrators marched towards the Apartheid wall and blocked the settlers-only road that runs by the village.
On the same day another demonstration against the wall happened in Ma’sra, a village south of Bethlehem. Live bullets, sound grenades and tear gas were used by the occupying forces to disperse a popular march that started from the centre of al Ma’sra. Organizers vowed to continue resistance and announced more protests to mark the 4th anniversary of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) decision, which declared the Wall illegal, called for it to be dismantled and those affected to be compensated for the damages.