Thursday, 6 September 2007

Peaceful protests bring down barrier

Filed under: Middle East — Catherine Morris @ 10:08 PDT

BIL’IN, West Bank — Palestinians in this rustic village are extolling weekly demonstrations against Israel’s separation barrier as a model for future protests in the wake of an order by Israel’s Supreme Court to rip down part of the fence separating villagers from their land.

Every Friday for the past three years, Bil’in residents, along with international and Israeli peace activists, have faced off against Israeli soldiers and bulldozers — using tactics of civil disobedience in an effort to stop construction of a barrier that Israel deems necessary to stop bombings in its cities.


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