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Israeli Military Slams The Door Shut


Israeli Military Slams The Door Shut

Israel promised that building their 20-foot Apartheid Wall around the West Bank wouldn't disrupt the daily life of the Palestinians.

Ten days ago, Israeli military ignored that promise by closing the gate through the wall at Deir Al Ghasoon, denying 40 farmers and 500 workers the right to tend their land on the other side. When farmers, and ISM internationals arrived, they were pushed back through the gate and threatened with a five-minute deadline to leave the area. When the media arrived at the checkpoint, they were refused access.

Soldiers are now saying that farmers must have a permit to farm the land they already own. The Apartheid Wall callously cuts farmers from their lands, with only a small door at the base to let them through. Last night, the National and Islamic parties met with the farmers and told them they do not have to ask for permits to farm the land that belongs to them.

One farmers shook his head and said, - Some of my fields are behind the wall ond some are in front. I can't reach the ones behind, so my brother and his family have been cut off from me. And the dust has ruined our crops.

At 9 am on Tuesday, July 22, the farmers and internationals are going to the wall again. They intend to assure that the Israeli government keeps at least one promise made; the right of farmers to go to work and feed their families. Please join us in protesting yet another illegal action from the Isreali military.


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