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Updates from Occupied Palestine


Updates from Occupied Palestine

1/ The price of an orange - For Rachel Corrie and Tom Hurndall, by Starhawk

2/Solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners

3/Praying for the land

4/UK protesters shut down Caterpillar

1/The price of an orange - For Rachel Corrie and Tom Hurndall, by Starhawk

I am writing this as we approach the anniversary of two murders. And I find myself thinking about an orange, a ghost orange, growing on a branch on a ghost tree that no longer stands in the courtyard of a home crushed to bloodstained rubble. In Rafah, the border town that lies on the dusty frontier where Gaza meets Egypt. A place of cement tenements pockmarked with bullet holes, streets choking in dust and smashed concrete, barbed wire and fences and sniper towers, where Rachel and Tom died, like so many of the Palestinians they had come to stand with in solidarity.

To read full report, please go to: http://www.palsolidarity.org/reports/writings/10Mar04_10_53_25GazaStarhawk.htm

2/Solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners

The vigil was in support of Hussam Khader who is facing a military trial in Israel's mock 'court' system, established by Israeli military authorities in occupied Palestine in order to expedite the detention of Palestinian prisoners. The illegitimate kangaroo 'trials' that routinely occur in these courts have been roundly condemned by international human rights organizations for violating the fundamental principles of fair jurisprudence as enshrined in international law.

To read full report, please go to: http://www.palsolidarity.org/reports/writings/15Mar04_04_51_02JeninKole.htm

3/Praying for the land

On Monday, March 15, 2004, at 10:45am, around 60 Palestinians, along with 10 Internationals and Israelis, left the centre of Beit Liqya, a village located North West of Jerusalem. The villagers protest against the Wall which is currently being built by the Israeli Army throughout the West Bank. The wall will de-facto annex over half of Beit Liqya's farmlands to Israel, cutting off major resources from the residents. Yet, Beit Liqya, along with surrounding villages, took its case to the Israeli Supreme Court and got an injunction ordering the army to cease all work on their land until the outcome of a court hearing, postponed to next Wednesday. However, the Israeli army is deliberately ignoring this injunction and has continued to destroy more farmlands.

To read full report, please go to: http://www.palsolidarity.org/reports/writings/15Mar04_10_08_22JerusalemISMBiddu.htm

4/UK protesters shut down Caterpillar

A Caterpiller factory in Shrewsbury,UK has been entered and shut down by protesters in memory or Rachel Corrie.

For more information, please go to: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/03/287035.html

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