Ni’lin Commemorates Murdered Youth, Breaks Fast on the Land

14 September 2008

This Friday residents of Ni’lin were joined by dozens of supporters, including leaders from the Anti-Wall movements in Budrus, Al-Ma’asara and Bi’lin, to commemorate the deaths of two young men, Ahmed Mousa, 10, and Yousef Amira, 18, during their own struggle against the Annexation Barrier. Members of the community, including the head of the city council and a relative of Yousef’s, spoke to a crowd of hundreds of people about the struggle against the confiscation of their land and the need to continue the resistance in Ni’lin. Ayed Morrar, the leader of the most successful anti-Wall struggle in the nearby village of Budrus, spoke movingly about the connection of Ni’lin’s struggle to struggles reaching back 5 years from around the West Bank.

After the commemoration speeches, which were interspersed with revolutionary Palestinian songs, the participants made their way to the agricultural land where a feast had been laid out. Over 100 people broke the daily Ramadan fast together, joking and eating and celebrating the persistence of the Palestinian struggle in the fight to keep their land.