Supreme court orders rerouting of wall

4 September 2007

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.

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