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Nablus Activists to Defy Israeli Army


Nablus Activists to Defy Israeli Army

Yesterday, three ISM activists from Sweden and one journalist from Denmark were shot at by Israeli soldiers when they approached the Azmut checkpoint where the soldiers had been holding and abusing Palestinians since early in the morning and shooting at villagers in nearby fields.

The soldiers beat and head-butted the journalist, threatened to shoot the activists in the legs if they did not go back and pushed one of the female activists around threatening to shoot her. This follows on an incident on Tuesday when they held their guns to the heads and chest of two international activist and threatened to shoot them.

The Azmut checkpoint is not a closed military zone and the Israeli's have no right under international or Israeli law to abuse international volunteers in this way.

At 4 pm 9 international activists based in Nablus intend to cross the Azmut checkpoint today regardless of what force is used against them.

The details of the activists are as follows:

· Sweden:

o Maria 059 317 718

o Linus 059 350 335

· South African:

o Robin 059 386 900

· British:

o Anne 067 872 318

· Danish:

o Tommy 059 373 180

· USA

o Bryan 059 385 551

o Jim

o Susan 059 877 091 and 055 829 680

· France

o Marciel 052 364 439

If you are living in any of the above countries, please phone your national radio station and tell them of the action and the name and phone number of the national activist.

To increase the protection of the nationals you can also ask people to contact the IOF spokesperson at these numbers: a.. +972 369 64 639 or +972 299 77 352

The Nablus area commander: a.. +972 299 77 352

Or you can fax Ariel Sharon on a.. +972 2 651 2631.

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