Friday, May 8, 2009

Announcement of farmers accompaniment action

On Saturday 9th May at 7.00am, human rights observers from ISM Gaza Strip will be accompanying farmers in Laytamaat area near Khoza'a, east of Khan Younis, in the south of the Gaza strip, as they harvest crops several hundred meters from the Green Line.
On Thursday 7th of May, Palestinian farmers and ISM Gaza Strip volunteers have been attacked with live ammunition by Israeli occupation forces behind the green line in the same area, but they non-violently resisted, by remaining in the area and continuing the harvest. Finally the Israeli soldiers left and the Palestinian farmers (accompanied by ISM Gaza Strip volunteers) finished their daily work.