Saturday, February 24, 2007
Little Village with Guts
"Israeli public opinion does not know anything about it, they don't want to know anything about it. We want to compel them to take notice that this so-called security obstacle has nothing to do at all with security. This is a wall which is robbing the villagers of most of their land and giving this land to Israeli settlers on the other side,"Uri Avnery said.
"Mustafa Barghouti, member of parliament, told Al Jazeera at the protest: "First of all, it has created a very important symbol and model of non-violent, peaceful resistance."Barghouti said Bil'in has attracted international attention to Israel's "apartheid system" and sends a message to Israel that Palestinians would not accept it.He said the separation barrier was "fortifying colonialism and occupation" and has "destroyed Palestinian health infrastructure, economic and education systems".
More on the Bi'lin protest yesterday.
Meanwhile, 5 Palestinians were shot dead and 15 maimed in renewed fighting between Fateh and Hamas in Gaza.
Which is why Bi'lin is alone.