Thursday, August 5 2010 The Construction of Another Fence in Umm Al-Kheyr On Thursday night we received an urgent call to come to Umm Al-Khayr. Once again, the settlers of the Carmel settlement attempted to nibble away at the villagers’ land. This time, they had begun construction of a concertina wire fence which could injure the village’s herds and children. When we arrived, there were already many security forces: tens of soldiers, police, border police and representatives from the civil administration. In addition, several settlers, security personnel from Carmel, a number of Israeli and international activists as well as Palestinian activists from […]
Friday, January 8 2010 Demonstration against the building of the fence and requisition of land in Masrah Ta’ayush activists joined the weekly demonstration against the building of the fence and the requisition of land in Masrah, in the Bethlehem area. These weekly demonstrations have been taking place for 3 years with the participation of residents of the village and Israeli and International activists. During the last weeks the army increased its attempts to stop the demonstrations in Masrah as part of the attempt to suppress by force the non-violent demonstrations in Palestine. Over the last weeks members of the Popular Committee received threats by telephone from IDF […]
Thursday, October 30 2008 Protest march against the separation fence in Beit Jala Palestinian, international and Israeli activists took part in an event organised by the Lutheran church in Beit Jala. After a communal prayer for peace, reconciliation and justice by Christians, Jews and Muslims, the participants marched to the separation wall demanding removal of the walls from Palestinian land and from the hearts of all those involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Saturday, November 19 2005 The Israeli government is turning the eastern neighborhoods in Jerusalem into the largest prison in the land. The work on the eastern part of the wall – between East Jerusalem and Ma’ale Adumim and the 1E area has begun. The result: 80,000 Palestinian residents of Jerusalem will be completely surrounded by walls and fences and will be cut off from the villages and cities of the West Bank. The villages of Al-Azaria, Abu Dis, Swachra A-Sharkia, and Shaich Sa’ad are slowly being closed on the western side by the separation wall, which is cutting them off from East Jerusalem’s city center. The government is now beginning to […]