Civilians To Guard Their Villages From Settler Attacks

September 19, 2011 11:28 PM George Rishmawi News Report, Non-violent action, West Bank 0

The popular committee against the wall and settlements in the village of Beit Oula, near Ramallah organized a civilian night watch to protect the village from possible settler or military attacks.Coordinator of the committee Issa el-Amlah, said the unarmed guards will be on duty 24 hours a day, especially after the Israeli authorities handed evacuation warrants to some of the villagers.

The effort is part of a larger campaign organized by a number of villages in the Ramallah area to protect the villages from settler attacks. The campaign is called “We refuse to die silent”.

El-Amlah added that Israeli army do not intervene to prevent settler violence against Palestinians, and in most cases, settlers vandalize Palestinian property and assault civilians at the sight of Israeli soldiers.

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