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News :: Race
Occupation Observance Day :-) Report+Photos
20 Feb 2006
Modified: 03:03:12 AM
"Outside the event, a few protesters carrying signs campaigned against what they called the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

"The Israelis haven't complied with hundreds of U.N. resolutions of the years to get it to end the
occupation of Palestine and comply with human rights law," said protester Xxxxx Xxxx.

"Before they create their own resolutions, they should have to comply with past ones … Israel needs to get out of the West Bank and Palestine - it's creating another Holocaust."
4 of us cold and lonely folks showed up at the State House today to stand up for Palestine; interesting that our plans had us there on the same day as Hamas wins the election. :-) Xxxx, Xxxx, Xxxxxx and myself. (In this picture the guy 2nd from the left is a Danish fellow that asked to join us.) A photographer from the Herald showed up and took pictures.

My photos are up:
[Photo gallery/1/27/06 occupation protest]

Interesting afternoon. The Zionists (mostly Russian it seemed) arrived by the busloads and got off spitting venom. Yelling, swearing, spitting... Xxxx and Xxxx were worried at the end of the event that the Zs would be 'out for blood' - their typical humor - and that we might be assaulted as they have been many times before. I wasn't sure what to expect; I know from experience that these people are incredibly vicious but when I’ve been where Zionists are there have always been police to separate the groups. The guys had me wondering how bad it was going to get; one policeman hung around not too far away for a while; but about 10 minutes before the Zs were about to come back out he left. It did cross my mind: was he leaving us intentionally to the wolves? :-) All worry was for naught; they took the crosswalk back that time and didn't come as far as where we stood.

The good thing was that we got a good bit of enthusiastic response from the regular public. The Danish guy came by with his friend (who took this photo) and asked for a sign to hold; they took several photos of their own; Xxxxx spent a good bit of time talking to them. We got honks and the peace sign from more motorists than ever before in my experience. One guy, a pedestrian, went out of his way to cross Beacon Street and come over to profusely thank us for 'standing up for the Palestinians, someone has to! Thank you VERY MUCH. You've got courage."

Worth the effort and felt mighty good... Best to all...When a man stands up, no one can ride his back. Ya Basta! PF 3-19 never again!

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Re: Occupation Observance Day :-) Report+Photos
20 Feb 2006
This is just in from Balata refugge camp were the Israelis are currently committing murder and terror.

20 February 2006

Since the incursion in Balata refugee camp started on 1:00 am February 19, medical emergency work has been made impossible by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF). At this moment all entrances to Balata refugee camp are blocked. There is only one ambulance left inside the
camp. It will bring wounded only to the edge of the camp, out of fear of not being allowed back in. Wounded individuals are carried on stretchers to the entrance of the camp and transported to Nablus hospitals. Normal ambulance traffic has come to a complete halt.
IWPS volunteers are working with ambulance personnel to transporw wounded to an emergency field clinic inside the camp and to hospitals in Nablus and other cities. They witnessed all following incidents or heard of them from ambulance personnel of the United Palestinian
Medical Relief Committees (UMPRC) and the Palestinian Red CrescentSociety (PRCS).

One man, shot in the neck which resulted in a life-threatening tear in his vein, was arrested from an ambulance and was taken to Huwarra detention center for questioning. Afterwards a Palestinian ambulance was called to bring him to the hospital in Nablus, where he underwent two operations. He is still in unstable condition.

In the morning an ambulance carrying an injured person and a woman in complicated labor was ambushed by two jeeps. The jeeps drove into the ambulance from both sides and shot at it. The soldiers forced the ambulance to stand still for half an hour to use it as a shield against youth throwing stones at them.

For more information:
Clara : 0599756222
Mohammed : 0546218759 or 0522223374
Re: Occupation Observance Day :-) Report+Photos
20 Feb 2006
Wow! What a crowd!
Re: Occupation Observance Day :-) Report+Photos
21 Feb 2006
"outside the event".... you never said what event you were protesting outside of
Re: Occupation Observance Day :-) Report+Photos
21 Feb 2006
What does it matter? Protest for Protest's sake!