Friday, April 20, 2007
Israeli Army Shoots Nobel Peace Laureate
Mairead Corrigan was shot in the leg by the Isreali army while taking part in the Bi'lin weekly non-violent protest against the separation wall.
Either before or after she was shot, Corrigan said:
"I want to say that this separation wall, contrary to what the Israeli say, will not prevent attacks and violence. What will prevent attacks and violence is a peace agreement between the two peoples, and I sure the Israeli people, like the Palestinian people, wants peace."
Puerto Rican peace activist Tito Kayak was also there and was arrested for hoisting a Palestinian flag on an Israeli tower with surveillance cameras. He said:
"All I did was to express my identification with the villagers against the wall which is believed to evil and illegal by the whole world and many leaders like Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter and the United Nations."
Israel calls this evil and illegal wall "fence". Now how harmful can a "fence" be?