Christmas Eve Protest in al Walaja
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Christmas Eve Protest in al Walaja

Event: Christmas Eve Protest in al Walaja
Date: Friday, January 24
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Al Walaja village, Bethlehem district

The day before Christmas, Palestinians from the Bethlehem district will gather in the village al Walajah to demonstrate against the Wall and settlements that threaten to encircle the village and turn it into an open air prison.

The march will begin in the village at 9:00 in the morning. Demonstrators plan to march toward the Wall where uprooting and construction are occurring.

The situation in al Walaja is dire. The two large settlements of Gilo and Har Gilo lie to the east and the south. If the Wall is completed more than 4000 dunums, or 97% of the village’s land, will be isolated. The only access to al Walaja will be through a single crossing controlled by the Israeli military, effectively sealing off the village.

With the destruction of land currently occurring, protest organizers hope to bring the plight of al Walaja, and the Bethlehem district as a whole, to the attention of world during this holiday season.