Freedom Summer Palestine 2004 Begins!
Freedom Summer Palestine 2004 Begins!
INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT Saturday, 26 June 2004
1) Updates from Wall actions throughout the West Bank 2) Nablus Update
1) Freedom Summer Begins: Updates from June 26 Wall Actions
In addition to these reports, more personal accounts of the June 26 actions and digital images will be posted to the ISM website, www.palsolidarity.org.
Jerusalem ISM Media Office 26 Jun 04
Dozens injured and nine arrested in A-Ram
[A-Ram, Jerusalem] Today at 3:00 PM, approximately 3,000 Palestinian, Israeli and international peace activists gathered to protest the construction of the Israeli Apartheid Wall. Several clerics and MKs were also present for the demonstration. A march towards the current worksite of the Wall on the main road connecting Ramallah to A-Ram and Jerusalem began at 3:20 PM at Martyr’s Square in A-Ram.
To read the full report, please see: http://www.palsolidarity.org/pressreleases/PR_26Jun04_22_54_13JerusalemISMMediaOffice.htm
Tulkarem ISM Tulkarem 26 Jun 04
[Qaffin, Tulkarem] In the northern West Bank village of Qaffin (Tulkarem district), approximately 300 Palestinians and 45 international and Israeli peace activists gathered to march against the Israeli Apartheid Wall today at 11:00 AM. The demonstrators intended to reach the lands of Qaffin trapped between the Wall and the Green Line, and they were prepared to use any nonviolent means possible to get through a gate in the Wall, which in this section of the West Bank is a wire fence.
To read the full report, please see: http://www.palsolidarity.org/reports/writings/26Jun04_20_29_04TulkaremISMTulkarem.htm
Ramallah ISM Ramallah 26 Jun 04
[Deir Qaddis, W Ramallah] Today at approximately 1:00 PM, 200 residents of the western Ramallah area gathered in solidarity with other demonstrators throughout the West Bank in the village of Deir Qaddis to peacefully protest the construction of the Israeli Apartheid Wall. Palestinians were joined by international peace activists as they marched to the land of Deir Qaddis being destroyed for construction of the Wall.
To read the full report, please see: http://www.palsolidarity.org/reports/writings/26Jun04_20_32_56RamallahISMRamallah.htm
Jenin ISM Jenin 26 Jun 04
[Faqqua, Jenin] Today, Israeli, Palestinian and international peace activists joined together in the northern West Bank village of Faqqua to illustrate their steadfast opposition to the Israeli Apartheid Wall. At 11:00 AM, approximately 200 Palestinians and internationals – the majority of them wearing numbers on their chests to symbolize the imprisonment caused by the Wall – marched together from Faqqua to the Wall on the eastern side of the village. They were joined by a march of tens of Israeli protestors on the other side of the Wall.
To read the full report, please see: http://www.palsolidarity.org/reports/writings/26Jun04_20_36_45JeninISMJenin.htm
2) Nablus Update
Since the early morning of Thursday, 24 June 2004, the Israeli military has sustained a heavy incursion of the Old City of Nablus. The incursion has left nearly ten people dead with the greatest number of deaths coming today, Saturday, 26 June 2004. Among the dead is Nayef Abu Sharkh, head of the Al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigade in Nablus and the entire West Bank.
Several homes remain occupied by the Israeli military in the Old City, and many people are in desperate need of food and medical attention. Yesterday, a woman with her 3-day old child was not allowed to leave her home to bring her baby to receive the medical care it needed.
While this report is brief and preliminary, we will bring you more updates from Nablus as they are reported by ISM Nablus.
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