Monday, March 23, 2009

Ni'ilin 20 3 09 - Solidarity with Tristan and Palestine

"Several hundred people, Palestinians, internationals and Israelis activist gathered in Ni'lin, then marched, to protest the IDFs life threatening attack on Tristan Anderson of Oakland, CA, in that village in Palestine on Friday, March 13. and the continuing Israeli violence against Palestinians

Last Friday the IDF shot Tristan in the head with a high speed tear gas canister as he was standing in solidarity with Palestinians in the West Bank who were protesting the building of the apartheid wall through their town. This wall would cut them off from their farmland and make their home even more of a communal prison than it already is.

The violence and killing inflicted by the IDF has taken four lives recently in the town of Nilin, where Tristan took a direct hit in the head, necessitating the surgical removal of part of the frontal lobe of his brain.

A flyer handed out at todays rally by Friends of Tristan and Palestine people stated We are here to express out love and solidarity with Tristan and with the families of those killed in Nilin protesting the wall: Ahmed Nousa (10), Yousef Amira (17), Arafat Rateb Khawaje (22), and Mohammed Khawaje (20).

We are here because we are angry at the Israel state for injuring our friend and because we know that families in Palestine are humiliated, injured and killed every day and it goes unreported. "

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