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The legitimate and rightful weekly demonstration of the Palestinian continued this Friday against the occupation, the apartheid wall, & the settlements.

Youth and foreign solidarity activists in Nabi Saleh was wounded by rubber bullets, after Israeli occupation forces suppressed the protest march of the village, north-west of Ramallah, against the settlement and confiscation of Palestinian land.

Several villagers were injured on Tuesday 21st July, as resistance to the Apartheid Wall and Occupation continued in Marda. Occupation Forces attacked Palestinians attempting to reach their confiscated lands, and fired tear gas canisters into houses and at demonstrators. Villagers remained steadfast in their rejection of the Apartheid Wall, which will work in conjunction with the settler-only bypass road system, to ghettoize villagers and steal a further 900 dunums of their land.




Occupation Forces revealed a plan for a new settlement in Beit Safafa, southwest of Jerusalem city. The core of the existing settlement of Giv’at Hamatos will now be made up of a new settlement comprising 1,850 housing units, and the adding of about 7,500 settlers to East Jerusalem. Originally, before 1967, the area of the proposed settlement had been incorporated into the Occupation’s “Town Plan Scheme” for Beit Safafa, in other words allocated built-up area of village lands as designated by the Occupation for the residential use of the people of Beit Safafa.

***image3***Occupation Forces began on Wednesday, September 14, building a new settlement on Izbat Salman and Izbat Jalud lands, located in the southern Qalqiliya District.



Occupation Forces started destroying and demolishing lands in this area this past August when destruction took place on the southeast side of the villages in order to build the new settlement, which is located near the settlement of Oranit that has destroyed and stolen lands of adjacent villages.






Occupation Forces gave military orders to uproot 20 olive trees in Marda villages (Salfit District) on Monday, August 16. The trees are on the west side of the village beside the settlers' bypass highway. Occupation Forces already uprooted hundreds of olive trees from the village in order to build the bypass road itself and since the road was opened, even more trees have been uprooted and destroyed.




Occupation Forces gave military orders to uproot 20 olive trees in Marda villages (Salfit District) on Monday, August 16. The trees are on the west side of the village beside the settlers' bypass highway. Occupation Forces already uprooted hundreds of olive trees from the village in order to build the bypass road itself and since the road was opened, even more trees have been uprooted and destroyed.




Before the Aqsa intifada Occupation forces, together with Israeli settlers confiscated large areas of Shufa's lands from the west to build the settlement of Avne Hefetz, which was partially built on the main road linking the village to Tulkarem. This lead to closure of the road as Occupation soldiers and settlers prohibited villagers from using it. Later, Occupation forces closed the other road between Shufa and Safarin east of the village, as well lands were confiscated to open a new bypass road coming from Taiba- an Arab village Occupied in 1948.

***image2***Shufa village is located to the east of Tulkarem; the 1500 residents of the village largely depend on agriculture and livestock for their living. Before the Aqsa intifada the Occupation forces, together with Israeli settlers confiscated large areas of the village's lands from the west to build the settlement of Avne Hefetz, which was partially built on the main road linking the village to Tulkarem. This lead to closure of the road as Occupation soldiers and settlers prohibited the people from using it.

***image2***Shufa village is located to the east of Tulkarem; the 1500 residents of the village largely depend on agriculture and livestock for their living. Before the Aqsa intifada the Occupation forces, together with Israeli settlers confiscated large areas of the village's lands from the west to build the settlement of Avne Hefetz, which was partially built on the main road linking the village to Tulkarem. This lead to closure of the road as Occupation soldiers and settlers prohibited the people from using it.

***image2***Shufa village is located to the east of Tulkarem; the 1500 residents of the village largely depend on agriculture and livestock for their living. Before the Aqsa intifada the Occupation forces, together with Israeli settlers confiscated large areas of the village's lands from the west to build the settlement of Avne Hefetz, which was partially built on the main road linking the village to Tulkarem. This lead to closure of the road as Occupation soldiers and settlers prohibited the people from using it.

***image2***Shufa village is located to the east of Tulkarem; the 1500 residents of the village largely depend on agriculture and livestock for their living. Before the Aqsa intifada the Occupation forces, together with Israeli settlers confiscated large areas of the village's lands from the west to build the settlement of Avne Hefetz, which was partially built on the main road linking the village to Tulkarem. This lead to closure of the road as Occupation soldiers and settlers prohibited the people from using it.

***image2***Shufa village is located to the east of Tulkarem; the 1500 residents of the village largely depend on agriculture and livestock for their living. Before the Aqsa intifada the Occupation forces, together with Israeli settlers confiscated large areas of the village's lands from the west to build the settlement of Avne Hefetz, which was partially built on the main road linking the village to Tulkarem. This lead to closure of the road as Occupation soldiers and settlers prohibited the people from using it.

Last Thursday, December 11, the Occupation Administration gave the Municipality of Habla village, south of Qalqiliya, a new confiscation order with maps outlining the construction of tunnels between Habla and Qalqiliya City.




My daughter studied for the tawjihi, the final high school examination, in Kifl Harith; she had to study in that village because she was in the scientific branch but with the Occupation’s closures and checkpoints she was constantly absent from school. This caused her to repeat her final year but this time she changed to the literary branch so she would not have to travel to Kifl Harith anymore. She is engaged, her fiancée worked for a few years in one of Arab states…he was arrested on the bridge from Jordan to Palestine and is now in one of the Occupation's prisons.




Today secondary students in Azzun Atman were forced to remain inside their classrooms and banned from playing football outside by Israeli soldiers--who then tore down the school’s Palestinian flag. Adjacent to the village’s co-educational school in the south is an Israeli military checkpoint; just a few hundred meters thereafter lies the Israeli settlement Sha’are Tiqva.

The map presented here was produced October 7, 2002 by the Israeli military. It was the first military map to become available indicating that the settlement Alfe Menashe, south of Qalqiliya, would be included on the west side of the Wall—in the de facto annexed area by and for Israel. The military has yet to make public a map of the Wall’s entire path.



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For a map of the Wall's entire path from the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign click here.



There has yet to be an “official” map of the Wall’s entire path released by the Israeli military. The following map was the first to become available, on September 18th 2002, in a case filed by the Palestinian human rights group, LAW, to the Israeli courts regarding residents’ lands affected by the Wall in the villages Attil, Baqa ash Sharqiya, Deir al Ghusun, Nazlat ‘Isa, and Quffin. At this time, the route of the Wall was to extend for 115 km and did not include the effective annexation of the settlement Alfe Menashe, south of Qalqiliya.





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