30 August 2001 Edition
30 August 2001
BRITISH intransigence claimed yet another young life in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh, when Derry republican Michael Devine, after falling into unconsciousness on the 60th day of his hunger strike, became the tenth Hunger Striker to die, on Thursday week, 20 August. Free article
An Phoblacht Magazine
AN PHOBLACHT MAGAZINE:
- The first edition of this new magazine will feature a 10 page special on the life and legacy of our leader Martin McGuinness to mark the first anniversary of his untimely passing.
- It will include a personal reminiscence by Gerry Adams and contributions from the McGuinness family.
- There will also be an exclusive interview with our new Uachtarán Mary Lou McDonald.
30 August 2001
As soon as the Israeli army jeep disappears around the bend, a dusty minivan emerges from the grape fields outside Beit Ummar, a farming town in the southern West Bank. Revving the engine as he accelerates into the turn, the driver leans out the window and yells, ``Go! Go!'' On cue, eight Palestinian workers bolt from their hiding places in the bushes and run alongside the van, jumping in as it tears down the empty highway. After just a few hundred yards, the van turns back into the fields to evade an Israeli armoured personnel carrier at a checkpoint down the road. To get here, the van had followed a tortuous dirt path over the hills from Bethlehem - in which a five-minute drive became an hour-long journey. The return trip would be just as gruelling. Free article