In what is unfortunately a typical day for the villagers of Burin, just south of Nablus, the Army attacked the eastern side of the village and terrorised residents. They fired volleys of tear gas, stun grenades and sound bombs at youth who bravely tried to stop the Army.
Burin is surrounded by the illegal settlements of Yitzhar and Bracha, which are home to some of the most extreme and violent settlers. For two days running settlers from Bracha have been attacking villagers and last week, when villagers began construction on and agricultural road to improve access to their lands for farmers, both settlers and the Army attacked them.
In a statement in defense of her decision to become the face of Apartheid company SodaStream, Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson talked about the cooexistence SodaStream promoted. SodaStream’s factory is located in the illegal settlement of Ma’ale Addiumim which is built on stolen Palestinian land and cuts the West Bank in two dividing West Bank Palestinians’ from their capital city, Jerusalem.
SFP kindly asks all our friends ask Ms Johansson to cease her relationship with Apartheid supporting SodaStream, or that Oxfam ceases in relationship with her. Please take action here.
اقتحمت قوات الاحتلال الاسرائيلي اليوم المنطقة الشرقية من قرية بورين حيث دارت اشتباكات بين الشبان و قوات الاحتلال التي امطرت القرية بوابل من قنابل الغاز المسيل لدموع و قنابل الصوت قبل ان تنسحب من المكان