Mideast civic groups handed German human-rights prize
A group that demonstrates every week against the concrete wall separating Israel from the West Bank was handed a German human rights prize Sunday in Berlin, dpa reported.
The Bil'in Village Committee, made up of Palestinians, and Anarchists Against the Wall, an Israeli organization, were jointly awarded the Carl von Ossietzy Medal.
Representatives of the two groups gather from Palestine and Israel every Friday to protest against the wall and demand that Palestinians and Israelis be allowed to live side-by-side in peace.
The award is given annually by the Berlin-based International League of Human Rights and named after German Nobel Peace Prize winner Carl von Ossietzky (1889-1938), who died in a Nazi concentration camp.