NONVIOLENT DEMOSTRATION AGAINST THE WALL IN PALESTINIAN VILLAGE ABOUD
Three demonstrators detained and beaten up by the army, witnessed by an Italian volunteer. Tear gas shoot on children, an Israeli activist detained, some people wounded by tear gas and sound bombs.
Aboud, Ramallah Area – This morning about 400 persons, Christians and Muslims from Aboud, Israelis peace activists (among them some refusniks) and some internationals including volunteers of Operation Dove – Association Community Pope John XXIII – that live in Aboud since one year, had formed a nonviolent march attempting to arrive to the Wall building site, close to the Palestinian village.
Otherwise the Separation Wall has already been completed on the Green Line (the border between the State of Israel and the West Bank 1967 Occupied Territories) 6 kilometers west from Aboud, making already impossible to pass from this area to the Israeli territories, now the Israeli Ministry of Defense is building this Additional Fence close to the village with the probable goal to annex to Israel Bet Arye and Ofarim nearby settlements, established in the eighties on Aboud’s land and declared illegal by an UN Security Council resolution.