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International Solidarity Movement Update

by ISM media team, November 11th

International Solidarity Movement Update

Since the Israeli "redeployment" from Gaza on August 20, 2005, Israeli occupation troops have killed over 700 Palestinians and wounded four thousand others. Israeli is literally starving the Gaza strip. Israel has also taken advantage of the western media's preoccupation with the US midterm elections to commit new war crimes including large scale home demolitions, indiscriminate firing on peaceful demonstrators and the massacre of civilians in their beds. The atrocities of the last few days could intensify unless we focus attention on them and insist they be exposed by the media and stopped immediately. Palestinians have also called for an international week of action against the Apartheid Wall, and against the ghettoization of Palestine for November 9-16: http://stopthewall.org/worldwideactivism/1328.shtml.

Please write about this subject to all national and local media outlets as well as to all elected officials (including newly elected officials). The following two links are lists of media contacts:

* Palestine Media Watch press list http://www.pmwatch.org/pmw/contact/media.asp * American-Arab Anti-Descrimination Media Guide http://capwiz.com/adc/dbq/media

Background information to use in your letters/communications:

Electronic Intifada reports on the massacres in Beit Hannoun:

* Beit Hanoun: A People's Will versus an Army's Arsenal: http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article5973.shtml * Israel's Large-Scale Killing of Palestinians Passes Unreported: http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article5951.shtml * Three days of siege and defiance in Beit Hanoun: http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article5939.shtml * Beit Hanoun death toll reaches 12 in second day of offensive: http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article5927.shtml

People across the world are taking action against the atrocities in Gaza and the Apartheid Wall.

In London there was a protest on Thursday evening at the Prime Minister's home at the UK government's silence. A protest was held in the centre of the Norwegian capital, Oslo, on Friday evening and other protests are planned worldwide this weekend. Today, a joint Israeli-Palestinian protest is taking place at the Erez checkpoint into Gaza.

To kick off the international week against the Apartheid Wall, the Melbourne Palestine Solidarity Network erected a 3 metre-high wall in the centre of Melbourne containing photos and information about the Wall: http://stopthewall.org/worldwideactivism/1334.shtml

For more about events taking place worldwide visit: http://stopthewall.org/worldwideactivism/1332.shtml

Take action against the Gaza atrocities at Israeli embassies, consulates and other institutions supporting Israeli brutality, and join the events taking place worldwide against the Apartheid Wall.

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