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More than One Way to Tear Down a Wall

There Is More than One Way to Tear Down a Wall, Mr. Sharon

When: 10:00 AM, Tuesday August 12th, 2003
Where: Qalqilya, West Bank
What: Attacking the Wall
Who: Palestinians, ISM activists, Israeli peace groups

The US congress says they will cut funding to Israel if they continue to build their Apartheid Wall, so "The Educational PAC Group" from AIPAC wined and dined the Democrats last week, trying to convince them that the wall won't hurt Palestinians.

So, where were the Democrats when they visited? They didn't come to Qalqilya and see the 24-foot Apartheid Wall, now a prison for 40,000 Palestinians.

Tomorrow, Palestinians from Qalqilya, Israeli Peace groups and ISM internationals will march against the Wall to tell the world how the Israeli occupation is stealing Palestinian land and water, strangling the economy, and eventually destroying any hope for peace.

Hundreds of demonstrators will march with banners and kites, and along the road, Palestinian students will paint scenes on the wall of what existed before it was built. Once at the wall, we will show the Israeli occupation forces that there is more than one way to tear down this prison wall.

One of the released prisoners, a man nicknamed "The Nelson Mandela of Palestine", a man who has spent 22 years in Israeli prisons will speak about being in prison, then released to the prison of Qalqilya.

At the end we will release doves to symbolize Palestinian hopes of peace and freedom.

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