Last Friday we’ve had a very powerful protest with more than 100 people in Ni’lin, protesting the Apartheid wall and commemorating the 6th anniversary of the death of our president Yassir Arafat. It was a very string symbolic act, when the protesters succeeded in cutting the electric wire that separates us from the rest of the world.No matter how many of us get arrested or killed or injured – they can’t stop us in our quest for freedom and peace!
During the protests, Muhammed Amireh’s spoke to the IOF soldiers:
“You know nothing about peace, instead you have learned to kill innocent people, steal their land in order to build settlements, and build walls. This wall will not bring peace neither to you nor to us. But peace is not only in international interest, it is also for the benefit of your children, as well as our children. You, the soldiers, can and must refuse to all of this. You must refuse to serve in the army. You must refuse to kill us, the people of Ni’lin.
Your government killed Yassir Arafat, even though he always wanted peace. Also, you killed your leader Rabin. Even though he killed many Palestinians, in the end he believed in peace and he realised that peace is for the good of jews and Israel and that’s when the settlers killed him – because you don’t want peace.
Stop stealing our land and destroying our homes. What you are doing is unbearable.”
You can see a video of the protest here((please click here))
After the demonstration the soldiers came to our village to take revenge and fired sound bombs.