Archive for November, 2009

Al Jazeera: Gaza ambulance driver on his 2009

November 19, 2009

“Palestinian ambulance driver Khaled Abu Sada has been helping to save lives for over a decade. He was first interviewed by Al Jazeera three years ago. [Speaking again] from Gaza as Al Jazeera English celebrates its third anniversary, Khaled reports what has and hasn’t changed over the last few years. Facing difficulties such as the destruction of his house during Israel’s war on Gaza and the loss of close friends [including Arafa] Khaled also comments on political issues that effect his life every single day.”


West Bank: Medic beaten at Nil’in Demo

November 19, 2009

“Bethlehem – Ma’an – Israeli forces used live fire on Palestinian demonstrators protesting Israel’s separation barrier in the West Bank village of Nil’in on Friday [November 13 2009] activists said and the military confirmed.

Rumors had been circulating that the Israelis would respond more harshly than usual due to the activists’ success in pulling down a section of the wall at the Qalandiya military checkpoint a week earlier.

“These rumors were confirmed,” said Ibraheem Amera, coordinator of the Nil’in popular committee. “A huge army of Israeli soldiers was awaiting [protesters] and immediately started [to] fire huge amounts of tear gas, rubber coated steel bullets and also live ammunition.” (more…)

Dublin Rally Against Israeli Apartheid in Palestine

November 16, 2009

Part of the International Week of Solidarity Against the Apartheid Walls in Palestine and Siege of Gaza


Cork to Gaza - Viva Palestina Ambulance

Today, Saturday 14th November 2009, hundreds of Palestinians and solidarity activists rallied in Dublin to protest against Israel’s apartheid practices in Palestine. The rally – part of an international week of global mobilisation against the walls of apartheid in Palestine from November 9th to 16th 2009, was called by the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign – was compèred by Freda Hughes (IPSC PRO), Caoimhe Butterly (renowned Irish human rights activist), Ger Cassidy (Viva Palestina), Sameh Habeeb (Gazan Journalist and human rights activist), John Hurson (Where Do the Children Play?), Pete St. John-Jones (International Solidarity Activist in Bil’in).


Gaza medic accompanier Caoimhe speaks in Dublin