Tuesday, 31 August 2010

The Palestinian resistance in Nilin: "Once winter's over, the sun will shine"


When Israel's construction of the wall began in their village May 2008, the people of the occupied West Bank town of Nilin embarked on a campaign of unarmed grassroots resistance against the theft of their land. They have followed a philosophy of direct action, cutting through the electronic fence and razor wire on an almost weekly basis until Israel added 20-foot-high concrete slabs to the barrier, which protesters managed to topple. The people of Nilin have paid a high price for their struggle for their rights -- five villagers were killed in the first year of protest -- and they have shown no signs of stopping. Jody McIntyre interviewed Mohammed Amireh, a leader of the Nilin Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements for The Electronic Intifada.


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