Activists Fence-in Karmei Tsur Settlement

4 September 2007

Sunday, September 2, Palestinian, international, and Israeli activists, including people from PSP and Anarchists Against the Wall blocked the entrance to the Karmi Tsur settlement. Karmi Tsur is an illegal Israeli settlement built on the land of Beit Ommar and Halhul, two Palestinian villages in the Hebron district. One year ago the settlement built a new fence around it, annexing more Palestinian land. In April, 2007 activists cut open this illegal fence and this Sunday part of their own dismantled fence was used to block the entrance to the settlement.

Activists chained the section of the fence across the entrance of the settlement. A sign from the Annexation Fence nearby that read “Mortal Danger-Military Zone. Any person who passes or damages the fence endangers his life” was left on the razor wire and letters addressed to the settlers were also left around the blocked entrance. The letters were to remind the settlers that as they faced the small inconvenience of not being able to drive into or out of their village temporarily their presence as settlers on Palestinian land was forcing hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to live behind fences, checkpoints, roadblocks, and Walls their entire lives.