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Donations for Surgery for Eymad Bornat of Bil`in - Urgent!
Eymad Bornat, a resident of the West Bank Village of Bil`in, photographer, father, and active member of the non-violent movement against the occupation, specifically the wall and settlements that take 56% of his village`s land for Israeli use, was badly injured a little over a year ago in an accident in which he was hit by a tractor while filming construction in the Modi`in Illit settlement, which stands to this day on Bil`in`s land. At the time of the injury he was in critical condition, but after 50 days in the hospital and intensive medical treatment he recovered.

Now, a year later, he needs to undergo an additional operation in order to close his abdominal area, which was only temporarily closed previously for medical reasons. The operation will cost 22,000 shekels (the equivalent of USD $5,895), and he needs to pay this amount by this coming Tuesday!!

Payment to the hospital for the previous treatment was covered by the Palestinian Authority, but they are unwilling to cover this last piece of his series of treatments for the injury, and he is forced to come up with the sum out of his own funds (of which he has none).

I am coordinating the collection of these urgent donations for Eymad, and I can accept payment through cash, PayPal (, check or bank transfer. For my details, please email or call me ASAP.

Lastly, I would very much appreciate if you could pass this on to anyone you think would be able to help my dear friend to finish his last step in his treatment and return to providing for his family and to participating in the just non-violent movement against the separation wall and the settlements.

Thank you very much in advance,

Emily Schaeffer

`The trouble is that once you see it, you can`t unsee it. And once you`ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There is no innocence. Either way, you`re accountable.` -- Arundhati Roy

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