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Internationals Stop Tank Advancement With Bodies

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INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT
http://www.palsolidarity.org


INTERNATIONALS STOP TANK ADVANCEMENT WITH BODIES
Arrest of American peace activist and journalists

[NABLUS] Earlier today international peace activists investigated a home that local Palestinians believed was seized by the military. After determining that Israeli soldiers had indeed taken the top floor of the house they tried to speak with the family. The family is confined to the top floor and was not allowed to speak freely with the internationals.

In the street internationals made signs warning the local population of the military presence.

One armored personnel carrier (APC), one tank and a bulldozer rolled down the street towards the house. With local press from Reuters and other agencies as well as the internationals taping, four international civilians representing the USA, UK, Canada and Israel laid down in the street effectively stopping the advancement of the Israeli military. Israeli forces resorted to violence launching tear gas and sound grenades at them but the activists held fast.

The military backed away and approached from another direction and the same situation was replayed.

Israeli army jeeps arrived and arrested the press, forcing them into jeeps and taking them to an uknown location. The journalists are: Hassan Titti and Abed Qusini from Reuters. One American peace activist, Eric Levine, was forced into another jeep and hauled away.

At this point we are trying to determine Eric's condition and whereabouts. International civilians are still intent on protecting the family from the Israeli military and will remain in the area.

Video footage may be available.

For more information in Nablus contact: Rae Levine – 056-382-317 Neta Golan – 059-871-055 Marissa McLaughlin – 067-360-810

For more information on The International Solidarity Movement contact: Huwaida Arraf – 052-642-709 or 067-473-308


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