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IOF Shoots Live Bullets at Israeli Peace Activists

Army shoots with live bullets at Israeli peace activists

In a macabre synchronization yesterday the new (not-new) cycle of bloodshed has started. We condemn hereby the suicide-belt exploded amidst a bus station and the preceding assassination missiles shot at a Gaza car in the middle of the traffic. The immoral and senseless killing machine tries to silence peace initiatives. The following is an effort not to be silenced.

[1] Army shoots with live bullets at Israeli peace activists Joint Israeli-Palestinian action of breaking through the fence at Masha [2] Gush ad re refusal reaching the heart of the army

------- Forwarded message follows ------- Date sent: Thu, 25 Dec 2003 18:11:53 -0800 (PST) From: uri ayalon

[After we got the following message we just heard by phone that one of the anarchists lost consciousness after being shot with a live bullet in his leg - and was taken by an ambulance. Everything was photographed by both still - and video camera - see addresses in the end.]

No to the ghetto that's being built by Jews! No to walls between people! Stop the occupation!

Israeli, Palestinians and international activists Bringing down the apartheid wall in mash'a

In this moment, friday afternoon {seventh candle of hanuka} dozens of activists are tearing apart and breaking down the gate of the apartheid wall which is also known as the "separation fence", to enable a free passage for the people of mas'ha to their lanDs. The activists, equiped with tools, are breaking the gate that has remained closed since the wall was built two monthes ago. The farmers, whose land is on the other side of the fence were told that they would be able to cross through the gate to work their lands. That promise turned out to be a methodical, crude and cruel lie. All throughout the suffocating wall the gates are remaining blocked and the Palestinian residents remain with no access to their only source of income.

The army is present - at the Mas'ha village gates which are located next to Elkana settlement - and yet, its not clear how will the confrontation between the army and the activists will end. The activists are calling for a joined active resistance of Israelis and Palestinians toward the ghettoizing policy that the Israeli government is issuing. The action is being held as a part of The Alternative Protest Camp Against The Apartheid Wall that started a week ago in Deir Balut. The camp is hosting Israelis and Palestinians, and located on the path of the Apartheid Wall, on the land of the village's elementary school. (The building of the school was stopped due to the land being confiscated for the building of the wall.)

We invite the media that follows Ariel Sharon's promises, for the so called evacuation of he settlements, to come and see for them selfs the land confiscating and settlement expansion operation that is operating this days. Deir Balut protest camp and other protest actions that take place and that will take place in the future will set a live and kicking alternative to the occupying, stealing and confiscating actions that the Sharon government and the Israeli army are responsible for.

For more details and for pictures and video footage from the action: Liad:067-724519 Jonathan:066-327736 Franceska:064-494030


[2] Gush ad re refusal reaching the heart of the army

Gush Shalom ad published in Ha'aretz, December 26, 2003


"As long as the occupation continues, the number of conscientious objectors" will grow," said last week Adam Ma'or, 19, one of the five objectors now being tried by the military court in Jaffa.

A few days later, the fighters of the elite commando unit, Sayeret Matkal, refused to serve the occupation, as did before them the 27 combat pilots of the Air Force.

Conscientious refusal is not any more a marginal occurrence. It has reached the very heart of the Israeli army.

Gush Shalom, Help us with donations to P.O.Box 3322, Tel-Aviv 61033, Phone 972-3-5221732. Requests for information about current actions:

-- If you want to be among those from all over the world who prepare to welcome Mordechai Vanunu ("the nuclear whistleblower ") upon his release in April (imprisoned since 1986), write to:

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