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06 February 2009


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Lessons from ‘Love in action’
I was interested to read both the articles in the Friend last week on the situation in Palestine/Israel

  • Last November three of us from Bristol Area Meeting visited the area
  • We were working with Palestinian and Israeli groups to promote a just and equal peace for both Palestine and Israel

  • We saw Palestinian houses that had been demolished only a few days before, with almost no notice to the inhabitants
  • We witnessed the indignity of going through checkpoints
  • We met those who suffer intensely because of the notorious eleven-metre-high wall that encloses many cities like Bethlehem, imprisoning Palestinians though giving freedom of movement to Jewish residents
  • We heard how the ordinary Jewish Israeli is told lies about the Occupation and is taught that Palestinians are all enemies who want to wipe Israel off the map
  • We were also targets of the rudeness and arrogance of some members of the Israeli Defence Force (IDF)

  • Candia Barman and Jez Smith

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