The Israeli soldiers have leveled the ground and demolished their camp eight times, but they refuse to give up. They are clear in their message: "When the soldiers leave, we will build it again".
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They rebuilt the camp
A big group of volunteers were gathered to help rebuilding the protest camp "Gate of Jerusalem" for the ninth time. After collecting building materials from the surrounding area, they all were helping out with building the camp.
After about 45 minutes the camp was built, and it was ready for everyone to enter. Chairs and coffee were brought, and a fire for everyone to stay warmed was made.
Watch how they built their new potest camp:
Demolished the camp eight times
The protest camp "Gate of Jerusalem", is placed on an area were the Israeli government want to relocate Beduin communities from the vast area between East Jerusalem and Ma’ale Adumin settlement to this piece of land, near Abu Dis. Therefore they have given this area a demolishing order, despite the fact that the people who own the land, got all the legal documents, and own the land.
They will not give up
They know that the soldiers will arrive at the camp again. Then they will probably demolish it again, but they will not give up.
"Tomorrow they will come and destroy it again, and we will build it again. To destroy the Israeli dream of building their Greater Jerusalem".
Israel's plans to ethnically cleanse Jerusalem from Palestinians and to expand the adiacent colonies until almost the Dead Sea is being called by Israeli politicians and urban planners the project of 'Greater Jerusalem'.
Violently destroyed the camp
Earlier this week, five people got arrested and three were injured when soldiers came and violently destroyed the demonstration camp. Three of the people who were arrested, are still in prison.
Watch how the destrod the camp:
We support the work
We in Stop the wall are supporting the work at the camp. We think that this is a good example on how you can mobilize against the occupation from Israel. Head of Stop the wall, Jamal Juma, says it like this:
"It is important to keep up the work her, so that Israel`s plan will fail".
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