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Chained To A Home Under Threat Of Demolition


International Solidarity Movement August 12, 2002 For immediate release

INTERNATIONALS CHAIN THEMSELVES TO HOME UNDER THREAT OF DEMOLITION

[NABLUS] International civilians are going to lock themselves down inside the Atiti family home in Balata refugee camp tonight in an attempt to prevent the illegal demolition of the house. The Israeli military has promised to return to the home tonight to destroy it.

Last night the Atiti family had their home sprayed with bullets by Israeli soldiers. The four internationals who were sleeping in the home that night were detained along with the male neighbors and taken to the Huwara military base. They were all eventually released.

Israel is engaging in a brutal form of terrorism. Under the 1949 Geneva Conventions, collective punishments are a war crime. Article 33 of the Fourth Convention states: "No protected person may be punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed," and "collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited."

"We are here in defense of humanitarian law and the right of all people to live without harassment by foreign occupation."

For more information in Balata contact: Josh (USA) 011-972-67 490 582 Paul Larudee (USA) 011-972-059 370 170 Adam & Mey (USA) 011-972-67 396 178 Don (UK) & Paul (UK) 011-972-67 481 761 Lisa (UK) 011-972-56 361 893

For more information on the International Solidarity Movement contact: Huwaida 011-972-67 473 308 ISM Office 011-972-2 626 4844

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