פעילים במחנה הפליטים בלאטה, posted by ANTiADi, [192.114.157.112], June 01, 2002 - 15:49. Viewed 4 times.
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ANTiADi
(334 posts total, last post: November 24, 2002 - 13:08)
אני כנראה אתרגם את זה:
Reporting the unreported - international activists in re-invaded Balata
Refugee Camp
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We just got a call from Neta Golan, who is at Nablus' Balata Refugee
Camp, right now
invaded - once again.

Neta is the Israeli member in a group of some twenty international
peace activists -
from such countries as the United States, Britain, Ireland, Iceland,
Australia, France
and Japan. After having succeeded in slipping into the country - dozens
of
"humanitarian tourists" are being turned back at the airport - they
also managed this
afternoon to make their way into Nablus. Inhabitants pointed out paths
through the
hills, avoiding the numerous military roadblocks. At one point a tank
shot a heavy
burst of machine-gun fire, true in front of rather then directly at
them but still a highly
unpleasant experience. Just before darkness they found roundabout ways
to get into
Balata, were warmly welcomed by inhabitants and divided into smaller
groups which
went into individual houses, where they stay at present and from where
they send out
their reports.

Upon their arrival they found Balata inhabited almost solely by women,
young children
and very old men. Males between the ages of thirteen and sixty had been
rounded up
in the early morning, handcuffed and blindfolded and taken off to a
detention center
set up at Hawara on the outskirts of Nablus. Some were released but
told not to
come back to Balata for the next three days; others are still in
detention. The
number of detainees is not clear, but seems to be at least a thousand
and
possibly much higher. Several Balata houses were demolished - it is not
known
how many, nor if they were destroyed in deliberated retribution against
their
inhabitants or as a side-effect of tanks making their way through
narrow alleys
(both happened in the course of previous incursions).

At the moment, Neta and several other women - among them Starhawk, a
well-known
activist from the US West Coast - are in a house where there is a
mentally-
handicapped man. If soldiers break into the house, the internationals
will try
to reason with them and expplain the situation. (Encounters of soldiers
with
mentally-handicapped Palestinians often lead to misunderstandings,
which on a
number of occasions had fatal consequences.)

Another group of internationals is located at Nablus' Rapidiya
Hospital. Brian,
one of them, told us of a tank and two APC's stationed at the entrance
and of
ambulances being subjected to such thorough searches as to make it
practically
impossible to reach in time people needing medical help. The
questioning of
ambulance crews by the soldiers - asking detailed questions about the
number of
hospital stuff and the building's layout - may indicate the army's
intention to break
in. In that case, the internationals intend to involve themselves in
negotiations and
hope that their presence will have influence on the soldiers'
behaviour.

Meanwhile, the media is full of reports of an intensive diplomatic
activity, of
American and other international envoys arriving in the region. The
Palestinian
Authority is reportedly asked to implement a whole set of reforms,
leading to
democracy, tranparency and the creation of strong and unified security
services.
All this seems rather divorced from tonight's reality in Nablus and
Balata
Camp, the reality of an occupation restored and reinforced at its most
brutal.

Adam Keller, Gush Shalom spokesperson: +972-3-5565804 / +972-56-709603

You can contact the internationals directly:
Neta 067-467871; Quiva 055-975374; Starhawk 051-363231; Brian
056-615032.


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