The protest camp has been constructed and destroyed 11 times. 15 people have been arrested, and 36 have been injured. Local residents and activists from across the West Bank are attempting to prevent Israel from forcibly relocating Bedouin from their current homes.
Watch their fight
Illegal under international law
Forcibly relocated since 1948
The land belongs to Palestinians
“This land belongs to the Palestinians of Abu Dis and Eizariya. We don’t want them to displace the Bedouin, we don’t want them to build more settlements on our land. We will not stop rebuilding our camps; we are planning to do the same all over the West Bank. This is popular resistance. Yesterday the Israeli military came with enormous machines to destroy the camp, land and the olive trees we had planted. They have already arrested us, and threatened us, but even if they arrest, deport and even kill us we will continue.”
Watch how they built their 9 th. protest camp:
Gathering on the road
Isolate the Palestinian people
Ethnically cleanse Jerusalem of Palestinians
Israel Wants to bulldoze the area
The Israeli plan
"Israeli plans to steal this land from residents of Eizariya and Abu Dis, to displace Bedouin Palestinians against their will and against their interests, their plan to tear the West Bank apart, ethnically cleanse Jerusalem and further subject Palestinians everywhere to violence, intimidation, humiliation and dispossession, will always be met with resistance. Palestinians will never forget the crimes that have been committed against us, and will never stop fighting for justice and freedom. We need more unity and more international support in our struggle, but we will go on fighting, regardless”.