It was just a year ago that Israel committed its savage and murderous attack on the occupied people of Gaza. In true Nazi style, some 1,400 civilians were murdered, including over 400 children, in retaliation for the pathetic firecrackers launched because of Israel’s siege and continuous policy of assassinations. However the Israeli state also committed one of the gravest political errors in its history, the BBC notwithstanding. It proved a decisive moment in helping to give life to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Despite the attempts of New Labour to sanitise its actions, Israeli politicians travelling abroad face arrest as the war criminals they are. The following two events have been planned to commemorate the victims of Israel’s savagery.
Wishing you merry festive greetings and renewed energy for the struggle next year Tony Greenstein
Sunday 27th December- Vigil outside the Israeli Embassy: Called by a number of organisations, the vigil will start at 3pm in Kensington, London. Bring lighters, candles, banners and flags. Saturday 16th January- Gaza1417 ‘Die- In’ in Trafalgar Sqaure: Help to represent each of the people killed in the attack, from 1pm for more details.
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Bil’in leader charged with arms possession – the tear gas cannisters shot at demonstrators!
Abdallah Abu Rahmah, a leader of the weekly nonviolent protests in Bil’in, has finally been charged after being arrested nearly two weeks ago by the Israeli military. Abu Rahmah’s arrest has been part on an ongoing Israeli campaign against Palestinian nonviolent resistance leaders. The charges against him could not be more creative. From a Popular Struggle Coordination Committee press release:
Abdallah Abu Rahmah, a school teacher and coordinator of the Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall, was indicted in an Israeli military court yesterday. Abu Rahmah was slapped with an arms possession charge for collecting used tear gas canisters shot at demonstrators in Bil’in by the army and showcasing them in his home.
An indictment was filed in a West Bank military court yesterday for incitement, stone throwing and arms possession charges against Bil’in Popular Committee coordinator, Abdallah Abu Rahmah. On receiving the indictment Adv. Gaby Lasky, Abu Rahmah’s lawyer said that “the army shoots at unarmed demonstrators, and when they try to show the world the violence used against them by collecting presenting the remnants – they are persecuted and prosecuted. What’s next? Charging protesters money for the bullets shot at them?”
Adam Horowitz December 23, 2009
From Mondoweiss

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