Israel’s supreme court has ruled that the barrier surrounding the village of Bil’in must be rerouted. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6977400.stm
During the Boomchucka tour of Israel and Palestine we performed in the village of Bil’in. The next day we partook in the 2 year anniversary of weekly protests against the barrier which cuts the villagers from more than half of its land.
The supreme court ruling is proof of the effectiveness of persistent cross community non-violent protest. It is a major success for Palestinian, Israeli and International cooperation in undermining the illegal construction of a barrier which negatively affects thousands of peaceful Palestinians. Together we can take down the walls that separate us.
I wish all the best for the future to the villagers of Bil’in.
At our recent fundraising push at Glastonbury the clowns of Circus2Iraq braved the lakes of mud to bring back £740! This is a sure sign that clowns are the true alchemists of our time – making gold from muck and then turning that gold it to smiles.
You too can help this assorted band of fools by donating yourself. See Circus2Iraq website for more info.