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News :: Human Rights : International : Politics : War and Militarism
BC Activists Stage Protest Against Israeli Military Occupation at Israeli Consulate
16 Mar 2007
Boston, Massachusetts—A large group of Boston College students and others took part in a nonviolent direct action involving elaborate street theater at the New England Israeli Consulate building coinciding with the 4th anniversary of the killing of American peace activist Rachel Corrie and to draw attention to the construction of Israel’s Apartheid wall and Israel’s continuing illegal Military Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip at 1PM on Thursday, March 15, 2007.
Students assumed the roles of international aid workers, Israeli soldiers, and Palestinian civilians in a mock checkpoint to recreate and bring to light the violence and humiliation inflicted daily upon the people of Palestine. Students dressed as Israeli soldiers harrassed those dressed as Palestinian civilians and prevented international aid workers from treating the “injured.” Students also constructed a mock Israeli Apartheid wall. “Students, politicians, and activists mobilized in the 90s to end apartheid in South Africa. We have come here to take part in a similar struggle being waged in a different part of the world—a form of apartheid that has endured for decades and is manifested most violently in the form of the Apartheid wall,” said Boston College student and demonstrator Cindy Frezzo.

The Apartheid wall, often referred to as the “security barrier” or “security fence” is in actuality an eight meter high concrete wall (taller than the Berlin wall) under construction between Israel proper and the West Bank and was ruled illegal by the Hague International Court of Justice in 2004. The Apartheid wall is said to be built for security reasons while in actuality it annexes much of the Palestinians’ natural water resources and land and many of Israel’s illegal settlements to Israel. “Since the United States is in large part responsible for funding the construction of the Apartheid wall and the illegal Israeli military occupation of Palestine, I feel it is my duty to do everything in my power to end the enforcement of such policies of apartheid,” said Boston College student and demonstrator Nic Albert.

In addition to the actions of concerned students and faculty, other Boston residents showed their solidarity with the students and faculty by holding signs and distributing flyers with information about Israel’s Apartheid policies and ways in which Americans can resist here at home by boycotting US corporations doing business in Israel’s illegal settlements.

Actions will be taking place in the coming days in memory of the 4th anniversary of the killing of American peace activist Rachel Corrie. In 2003, Rachel Corrie, 23, of Olympia, WA, was crushed to death beneath an Israeli military bulldozer while protesting the demolition of the home of a Palestinian doctor in the city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip.
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Ah, another canticle to Saint rachel
09 Apr 2007
Ah, Saint Rachel- an idealistic girl who became yet another "useful idiot" for the ISM. A bright and lovely girl with a winning smile, who turned out to be more useful dead than alive to her ISM handlers. Rather than saving Rachel, her "friends" prefered to take photos of the moments leading to her death.
fter her death, a Hamas terrorist said Rachel was worth more dead than alive. “‘Her death serves me more than it served her’…Her death will bring more attention than the other 2,000 martyrs."
When thats what your friends have to say about you, its time to get new friends.