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In the Path of the Wall

Here’s a short film showing a non-violent direct action against the Israeli Apartheid Wall in the West Bank village of Bil’in on the 20th July 2005. Four internationals, three Israelis and one Palestinian chain themselves inside a metal cylinder which is placed in the path of the bulldozers that daily come to destroy the land belonging to the village and annex it to a nearby settlement. While the world’s attention is fixed on the so-called ‘disengagement’ from Gaza, the Israeli government is rapidly carrying out settlement expansion and land confiscation and destruction in the West Bank. This film shows the customary force used by the Israeli Occupation Forces when their actions are resisted ( run time is eight minutes).

It’s available at The Internet Archive.

For the story behind this action against the annexation barrier, here’s the original report.

For some photos, check out this blog entry.