January 2013 — Peaceworkers Report from the Front Lines

Palestine West Bank / Bahrain / Burma / MST / Iraq By Nicholas Sismil, Peaceworkers Intern – PeaceWorkersUS.org Palestine, West Bank In recent news, Palestinian actions in the West Bank have moved more towards constructive programme in the last month or two. Palestinians and international activists have built a total of three protest villages thus far. Two have been destroyed but the recent village is still standing. The first camp was constructed on Friday, January 11th. By noon, the Palestinians announced to the world that the village of Bab-al Shams (Gateway to the Sun) had been established. A day later, there were approximately 250 residents, a village council, a health clinic, a media center, a communal kitchen, and the beginnings of a library. The majority of the residents were students, activists, and popular committee leaders. However, residents of various locations in Palestine and even those from 1948 were living there as well. Click here to read the entire report in pdf format.  which will take you to: https://www.peaceworkers.us/peaceworkers-report-january-2013.pdfFacebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedin