December 2002


I called Marie on New year’s Eve to check out her cell phone number, as the CBC wants to do a live interview with her. I found her in a hayloft with a group of activists (and possibly farmers as well). It was evening and they were having tea. She seemed very relaxed and said that the Palestinians certainly know how to have a good time. That’s very heartening to hear, as a counterbalance to the despair over the loss of their farms.

She wishes you all a Happy New Year.

Susan Clarke

Marie Campbell is a retired University of Victoria professor who left on December 12, 2002 to spend a month in Palestine doing observational work with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). Observers from Europe and North America act not only as witnesses, but also provide a measure of protection and emotional support to Palestinians.

Azun – December 31, 2002

Marie Campbell is a retired University of Victoria professor who left on December 12, 2002 to spend a month in Palestine doing observational work with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). Observers from Europe and North America act not only as witnesses, but also provide a measure of protection and emotional support to Palestinians.

Azun, West Bank, night patrols

We have moved to Azun, West Bank to work with farmers and villagers as the wall construction approaches and they are being prevented from going to fields. We do night patrols in villages where the army and border police are active. We try to watch to see how they treat people. They come, kick down doors and haul people out. In response to the protest against the Wall, there is much harrassement, intimidation, identifying and arresting leaders.

Marie


Marie Campbell is a retired University of Victoria professor who left on December 12, 2002 to spend a month in Palestine doing observational work with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). Observers from Europe and North America act not only as witnesses, but also provide a measure of protection and emotional support to Palestinians.

Quick note

I’ve come quickly to the Internet cafe in Qalqilia today, before we return to Jeyyous immediately to try to interfere with the military taking revenge on the villagers. We kept up patrols all night there last night, but fortunately no soldiers came. We had to come back to Qalqilia today to get our “stuff” (toothbrushes, etc.) as we meant to be away only one night, not a week.

A competent photographer has arrived and promises me pictures and help with sending mine! Internet access is limited while we are in the villages.

Marie

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