I received an invitation to join those who will tomorrow (9th July) courageously face heavily armed occupying forces who have shown no mercy in the neighbouring village of Bil’in. In addition to tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets, and sound bombs have used live ammunition. A few weeks ago they gravely wounded someone protesting about the loss of their land, their jobs, their rights. The action of the occupying was judged illegal even by an Israeli court, but that too was ignored. And the rest of the world remains silent..
Dear Friends, I regret I shan’t be with you tomorrow but wish you every success in achieving your goal in the struggle over brutal oppressors. I am ashamed that our western governments are not only silent but complicit with the powerful forces sustaining the oppression. How else could they have built this barbarous symbol of inhumanity stealing land and throwing your livelihood away?
From: Eyad Bornat
Sent: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 18:25
Subject: [friends-of-freedom-and-justice-bilin] Invitation
The Popular Committees of West Ramallah invite you to participate in a demonstration to break the siege of Nilin to take place this Wednesday July 9, 2008. This demonstration is also being held to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the decision of the International Court of Justice on the Israeli Apartheid Wall.
We will gather at the same time – 11:00 am – at two different locations: Budrus Village and Deir Qadis Village.
Together we will break the siege of Nilin.
For more information please call: Ayad Murrar: 0598-918-112 or Iyad Burnat: 054-784-7942
Thank you for you continued support,
Iyad Burnat- Head of Popular Commitee in Bilin
Head of Friends of Freedom and Justice in Bilin
Mobile- (00972) (0) 547847942
Office- (00972) (2) 2489129
Fax- (00972) (2) 2489129
Follow up. A report of the protest