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***image2***Demonstrations have been held daily in Silwan in Jerusalem since it was announced that a total of 92 houses are to be demolished, with around 1,000 Palestinians evicted from their homes. The people of the village recognize that these forthcoming demolitions are part of the Occupation’s wider plan for the Judeaization of Jerusalem and the expansion of Jewish settlements in the city. Four of the houses have already been demolished, with a further 88 facing demolition in the coming months.




***image2***Farmers and villagers in Beit Surik have organized a series of demonstrations to protest against the construction of the Apartheid Wall in the village and the confiscation of their lands. The Occupation this week restarted the destruction and isolation of 2,500 dunums of the village’s land. More than 1,000 trees have been uprooted in the past week. In the latest demonstration, eight villagers were injured by Occupation Forces.




Marking the meeting of Caterpillar shareholders on Wednesday 13th April, activists have held a series of over 30 protests spanning the globe making it clear that the consumer boycott and divestment campaign of Caterpillar is well under way.

Marking the meeting of Caterpillar shareholders on Wednesday 13th April, activists have held a series of over 30 protests spanning the globe making it clear that the consumer boycott and divestment campaign of Caterpillar is well under way.

The Wall is tearing through the Bethlehem District at an ever-rapid pace, destroying and isolating Palestinian lands, while entirely encircling some communities.



In the south and West of Beit Jala and the Walaja area, Occupation Forces started destroying lands for the Wall 2 weeks ago, though have currently been stopped after a petition to the Occupation High Court. If the Wall is completed in the Beit Jala area, 345 dunums of land will be destroyed for construction while 3040 dunums of land will be isolated behind it.






Settlers Burn More Olive Trees in Marda



Last Monday, August 9th, settlers burned 60 olive trees in the north side of Marda village, Salfit district. It's not enough for the settlers that the farmers are not even able to collect there their olives, because of the different intimidation policies that Occupation Forces and settlers use against them to prevent them from reaching their lands, but they also blatantly destroy the people's lands. Burning their trees and damaging their lands is yet another way to control Palestinian's access to their lands and sources of living.

Settlers Burn More Olive Trees in Marda



Last Monday, August 9th, settlers burned 60 olive trees in the north side of Marda village, Salfit district. It's not enough for the settlers that the farmers are not even able to collect there their olives, because of the different intimidation policies that Occupation Forces and settlers use against them to prevent them from reaching their lands, but they also blatantly destroy the people's lands. Burning their trees and damaging their lands is yet another way to control Palestinian's access to their lands and sources of living.

On August 9, Occupation settlers burnt and destroyed lands and 60 trees in Marda village, in the Salfit District. The following pictures show the devastation caused by the settlers.




At 6:00am on July 20th, 2004 Occupation forces moved into Barta'a Sharqiya with hundreds of troops, and a large number of bulldozers, and began demolishing factories and shops in the village's commercial area, demolishing some 26 commercials buildings in the course of the day, destroying the livelihoods of hundreds of Palestinians. This video shows the razing of several small shops, and the flattening of a larger commercial building. There is also a longer video available for download that shows the full extent of the destruction wrought on the people of Barta'a Sharqiya.

At 6:00am on July 20th, 2004 Occupation forces moved into Barta'a Sharqiya with hundreds of troops, and a large number of bulldozers, and began demolishing factories and shops in the village's commercial area, destroying within only a few hours a sewing factory where 30 women work, three houses, an olive mill, three furniture stores, and four workshops. By the end of the day some 26 buildings had been demolished, and destroying the livelihoods of hundreds of Palestinians.



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June 2004 marks the second full year of construction on the Apartheid Wall, which is ripping its way through Palestinian lands at an ever-increasing pace. Beginning in the North, the first phase of this colonial project stretched some 145km through the Jenin, Tulkarem, and Qalqilya districts, with devestating effect. 200,000 people living in the area were directly affected by the Wall, with 14,680 dunums of land razed for the Wall's footprint, with an additional 121,455 dunums of land annexed, and some 102,000 trees uprooted.

June 2004 marks the second full year of construction on the Apartheid Wall, which is ripping its way through Palestinian lands at an ever-increasing pace. Beginning in the North, the first phase of this colonial project stretched some 145km through the Jenin, Tulkarem, and Qalqilya districts, with devestating effect. 200,000 people living in the area were directly affected by the Wall, with 14,680 dunums of land razed for the Wall's footprint, with an additional 121,455 dunums of land annexed, and some 102,000 trees uprooted.

The people in Zawiya continue their resistance to the Apartheid Wall, which is currently threatening and destroying their lands. For ten days, people in Zawiya of all ages have been demonstrating in an effort to reach their lands and stop Occupation bulldozers from destroying them. However, since the first days, there have been large numbers of Occupation Forces blocking all exits of the village, preventing the people from reaching their lands.



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The people in Zawiya village continued today to confront the Occupation bulldozers destroying their land for the Wall’s path. For the third day in a row the people in Zawiya village stood in front of the bulldozers, facing the Occupation machinery determined to resist the Apartheid Wall.




The people in Zawiya village continued today to confront the Occupation bulldozers destroying their land for the Wall’s path. For the third day in a row the people in Zawiya village stood in front of the bulldozers, facing the Occupation machinery determined to resist the Apartheid Wall.




The people in Zawiya village continued today to confront the Occupation bulldozers destroying their land for the Wall’s path. For the third day in a row the people in Zawiya village stood in front of the bulldozers, facing the Occupation machinery determined to resist the Apartheid Wall.




The people in Zawiya village continued today to confront the Occupation bulldozers destroying their land for the Wall’s path. For the third day in a row the people in Zawiya village stood in front of the bulldozers, facing the Occupation machinery determined to resist the Apartheid Wall.




***image1***Hundreds of people demonstrated for the second day in a row against the Occupation forces building the Wall on their lands in Zawiya village, west of Salfit.



Large numbers of Occupation forces invaded the village today and started marking more of Zawiya's lands for the Wall's path. These new marks show that the Wall will pass less than 50 meters from the high school and the nearby houses in the village.






***image1***Hundreds of people demonstrated for the second day in a row against the Occupation forces building the Wall on their lands in Zawiya village, west of Salfit.



Large numbers of Occupation forces invaded the village today and started marking more of Zawiya's lands for the Wall's path. These new marks show that the Wall will pass less than 50 meters from the high school and the nearby houses in the village.






***image1***Hundreds of people demonstrated for the second day in a row against the Occupation forces building the Wall on their lands in Zawiya village, west of Salfit.



Large numbers of Occupation forces invaded the village today and started marking more of Zawiya's lands for the Wall's path. These new marks show that the Wall will pass less than 50 meters from the high school and the nearby houses in the village.






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