Marie’s Palestine Journal: Azun, West Bank, night patrols

Azun – December 31, 2002

Marie Campbell is a retired University of Victoria professor who left on December 12, 2002 to spend a month in Palestine doing observational work with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). Observers from Europe and North America act not only as witnesses, but also provide a measure of protection and emotional support to Palestinians.

Azun, West Bank, night patrols

We have moved to Azun, West Bank to work with farmers and villagers as the wall construction approaches and they are being prevented from going to fields. We do night patrols in villages where the army and border police are active. We try to watch to see how they treat people. They come, kick down doors and haul people out. In response to the protest against the Wall, there is much harrassement, intimidation, identifying and arresting leaders.


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