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Shooting Of Israeli Anarchist At Fence Protest

ANARCHISTS AGAINST THE WALL | 28.12.2003 15:54 | Anti-militarism | Repression | World

IOF Shoot Israeli Anarchist at Fence Protest

Israel-Palestine, Anouncement by ANARCHISTS AGAINST THE WALL

[The following message was distributed before details of Gill injuries
were known: He lost consciousness after being shot with a live bullets in his legs which one of them was brocken. - and was taken by an ambulance. Everything was photographed by both still - and video camera - see addresses in the end.]
No to the ghetto that's being built by Jews!
No to walls between people!
Stop the occupation!
Israeli, Palestinians and international activists
Bringing down the apartheid wall in Mash'a.

In this moment, friday afternoon {seventh candle of hanuka} dozens of activists are tearing apart and breaking down the gate of the apartheid wall which is also known as the "separation fence", to enable a free passage for the people of mas'ha to their lanDs.
The activists, equiped with tools, are breaking the gate that has
remained closed since the wall was built two months ago.

The farmers, whose land is on the other side of the fence were told
that they would be able to cross through the gate to work their lands.
That promise turned out to be a methodical, crude and cruel lie. All throughout the suffocating wall the gates are remaining blocked and
the Palestinian residents remain with no access to their only source
of income.

The army is present - at the Mas'ha village gates which are located
next to Elkana settlement - and yet, its not clear how will the confrontation between the army and the activists will end. The activists are calling for a joined active resistance of Israelis
and Palestinians toward the ghettoizing policy that the Israeli government is issuing.

The action is being held as a part of The Alternative Protest Camp
Against The Apartheid Wall that started a week ago in Deir Balut.
The camp is hosting Israelis and Palestinians, and located on the path
of the Apartheid Wall, on the land of the village's elementary school.
(The building of the school was stopped due to the land being confiscated for the building of the wall.)

We invite the media that follows Ariel Sharon's promises, for the so
called evacuation of he settlements, to come and see for them selfs the land confiscating and settlement expansion operation that is operating this days. Deir Balut protest camp and other protest actions that take place and that will take place in the future will set a live and kicking alternative to the occupying, stealing and confiscating actions for which the Sharon government and the Israeli army are responsible.

For more details and for pictures and video footage from the action:


Subject: Israeli anarchist seriously injured and ISM one moderately in
activity against the apartheid wall

In activity against the apartheid wall an Israeli anarchist was
seriously injured by Israeli forces live ammunition and an internationalist by rubber bullet. They were shot at as 100 activists have damaged the wall near the village Mesha.

The activity initiated by the Anarchist Movement against the Wall (The
One Struggle collectiv)* Israel occupation soldiers shot and wounded two people during a demonstration against the West Bank security fence Friday. An Israeli anarchist - Gil Naamaty of Kibbutz Nirim sustained serious live ammunition wounds, while International Solidarity
Movement comrade was moderately wounded by rubber bullet. The incident occurred close to the Palestinian village of Mahase, east
of Rosh Ha'ayin.

During the protest, troops used live ammunition shooting to hit. At a
later stage, the ISM activist was wounded by a rubber bullet. Gil, whose friends said was hit by two bullets, and the ISM volunteer were evacuated to Beilinson hospital in Petah Tikva.

The troops involved in the incident are from a Golani company stationed in the area. According to military sources, known lately for their lies, said one live shot was fired in the direction of the demonstrators, who were attempting to cut through the security fence with wire cutters. One demonstrator was hit in the leg by the shot, the sources said. "The shot was fired in accordance with regulations,"
the sources insisted.

One of the demonstrators, Jonathan Faulk, told Haaretz that a group of
soldiers opened fire in his direction, from a distance of several meters. Faulk said that there was no warning before the shots were fired, and that "the soldiers' lives were never in any danger."

* See:
(en) Israel - Palestine, Tel Aviv - Zububa, Twenty meters of fence
removed - in joint Israeli/Palestinian action
(en) Israeli anarchist group - One Strle - initiated an
internationalist action against the wall

Latest information:

Gil knee was seriously unjured.
Lost lot of blood.
Was taken to operation.

Army clamed the shooting was as part of the "arresting of suspect" regulation.

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  1. Criminal probe may be launched into IDF firing at protesters — haaretz web site