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Philadelphians report from Bethlehem

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In the face of the Israeli Defense Forces' onslaught on the occupied territories, several
Philadelphia activists have traveled to the West Bank to show solidarity with the
Palestinian people. The Portland IMC
interviewed Josina Manu about
her work in Bethlehem's Al-Azza refugee camp
. She gives us a glimpse into the
Palestinian reality, describing being shot at by IDF snipers while crossing an alley within
the camp. "You try to be safe, and you duck and run," she said. "But you can't not cross
the street. This is where these people live, and you can't stop life because you're under
fire." Veteran ACT UP organizer Kate
Sorensen spoke with Radio
Volta
via cell phone from Bethlehem. "It seems pretty clear [the internationals are]
having an effect," she said. "Because the camps where there are no internationals are the
ones where [the Israelis are] massacring the people."

In the face of the Israeli Defense Forces' onslaught on the occupied territories, several
Philadelphia activists have traveled to the West Bank to show solidarity with the
Palestinian people. The Portland IMC
interviewed Josina Manu about
her work in Bethlehem's Al-Azza refugee camp
. She gives us a glimpse into the
Palestinian reality, describing being shot at by IDF snipers while crossing an alley within
the camp. "You try to be safe, and you duck and run," she said. "But you can't not cross
the street. This is where these people live, and you can't stop life because you're under
fire." Veteran ACT UP organizer Kate
Sorensen spoke with Radio
Volta
via cell phone from Bethlehem. "It seems pretty clear [the internationals are]
having an effect," she said. "Because the camps where there are no internationals are the
ones where [the Israelis are] massacring the people."