Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Army Breaks Into Popular Committee Office In Ramallah

 by Regina Qumsieh - IMEMC & Agencies 
The Maan News Agency reported that Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the office of Stop The Wall, a grassroots organization that campaigns against the Israeli separation wall, in Ramallah and confiscated all their files and computers after trashing the office.
Image Ma'an
Image Ma'an
Palestinian MP, head of the Palestinian National Initiative, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, condemned the Israeli attack and the confiscation of documents belonging to the committee.

Barghouthi added that this invasion is proof that Israel is carrying out an organized campaign against all forms of popular, nonviolent resistance, and that such actions will only make Palestinians more determined to continue their resistance, and their campaigns until the liberation of their people.

He added that the army recently carried out repeated invasions targeting several media facilities in Ramallah, including the office of Watan TV, and Jerusalem Educational TV in the city center.

Ramallah is classified as Area A under the Oslo peace agreement, supposedly under complete Palestinian civil and security control but the army repeatedly violates these agreements with invasions and assaults.

Dr. Barghouthi said that the response to these invasion should be stronger, nonviolent resistance activities, and more unity among all Palestinians factions. He also called for further activities to express solidarity with the hunger-striking Palestinian political detainees held by Israel.
 International Middle East Media Center