This is a call-out from International Solidarity Movement activists in
Jenin for actions in soldiarity with the dead of Jenin camp, the
suffering of Jenin camp, those still in prison, those who are disabled,
traumatised, and those still grieving for the loss of their loved ones.
Please forward this email to any activist groups who you think
would want to organise something.
April 3 -15 2002 saw Israeli Occupation Forces under ‘Operation Defensive
Shield’ attack Jenin Camp with bulldozers, apache helicopters, tanks and F16
fighter jets. Missiles were fired into houses, an entire neighbourhood of
over 200 homes was demolished in 4 days, over 2000 people were arrested,
hundreds were injured and 52 people massacred.
Emergency services and food and water supplies were forcibly blocked from
entering the camp. Ambulances were fired upon. People dehydrated,
suffocated, went hungry and died of superficial injuries as they bled to
death slowly. All international organisations and media were barred from
witnessing the attack.
Despite the UN and Amnesty reports falling short of calling April’s invasion
a masacre, camp residents and international lawyers maintain that the method
and means of murder amount to one.
Call for commeorial messages.
You can send you message of condoloances and solidarity with the people of
the Jenin Camp to; firstname.lastname@example.org. These messages will be printed out
and displayed on an art/photo-exebition currently running in Jenin-camp
until the 15th of april. This call is urgent, and your words of solidarity
is important to show the people of Jenin camp that -we will not forget, and
we will not forgive.
Call for solidarity-actions on the 15th of april. April 15 – 2002 was the
last day of the massacre in Jenin-camp, and here in jenin the camp-comittee
and the ISM will arrange a full day event with happenings, films from april,
and a conference with testemonies from victims of the Israeli violence. The
events will be held outdoors on the totally destroyed area in the camp.
We also need activists worldwide to support this with protests outside
Israeli embassies and buissnesses. Caterpillar-retailers and factories is
also a suitable target for protests and direct actions, since they provide
the bulk part of the machinery the IOF is using for house-demolitions.
Please send any action-reports to email@example.com and we will pass them
on to the people of the camp.
We hope that you will join us in many powerful and creative actions
worldwide to show that there is solidarity with the still open wound that
was inflicted on the Jenin Camp one year ago.
In struggle and solidarity