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European Parliament’s VP joins Bil’in anti-wall protest; pledges to bring Israel in front of ICC

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on April 24, 2009

Ten protesters were injured as European Parliament VP Morgantini promised to “bring Israel in front of the International Court of Justice,” and noting that “Israel cannot remain unpunished for all the crimes that has committed.”

Attendees of Bil’in’s fourth annual conference on nonviolent resistance walked with village residents to the site where Israeli soldiers shot and killed 29-year-old Basem Rahmeh one week ago and erected a monument in his honor amid torrents of Israeli bullets and tear gas.

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Four beaten by Israeli soldiers at Al-Ma’sara’s weekly anti-wall rally

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on April 24, 2009

Four Palestinians sustained bruises after being attacked by Israeli soldiers during the weekly anti-wall protest in Al-Ma’sara south of Bethlehem Friday.

Tens of locals and international peace activists rallied against the construction of the illegal Israeli separation wall and settlement expansion. Ralliers also marked the death one week ago of Basem Rahmeh, killed by an Israeli tear-gas canister shot at his chest in Bil’in.

Villagers, backed by ralliers, requested permission to enter their lands on the far side of the Israeli separation wall, but were denied. The ensuing protest lead to several youth being beaten by Israeli soldiers.