Tulkarem

Occupation Forces destroyed over 50 trees belonging to villagers in Ramin on the evening of Monday May the 8th, as devastation of Palestinian land in the region continued. Soldiers used chainsaws to uproot 6 dunums of land running close to a main Palestinian road. The road now usurped by settlers for their own exclusive use has been a frequent scene of settler attacks on Palestinian farmers and their families in recent months.




"To apply the ICJ Decision and Halt the Ethnic Cleansing in Jerusalem and Palestine!"



As Palestinians are ethnically cleansed from their capital of Jerusalem, expelled from their lands in the West Bank, imprisoned in Gaza and under subjugation in the 1948 areas, the Occupation ensures that the most devastating symbols of racism and colonialism have continued into the 21st century. Steps to sustain and legitimize this apartheid system in Palestine - imposed by the Occupation Forces with the complicity of the international community - gain in momentum every day.






Construction of the Apartheid Wall by Occupation Forces in the village of Jayyus, located in Qalqiliya district, began in October 2002. During the first stage of the construction of the Wall, 72% of Jayyus’ lands, some 8,600 dunums, were confiscated and now fall behind Wall. The Wall now totally separates the people of the village from their livelihood (70% of the 3,000 inhabitants of Jayyus have been totally dependent on agriculture). Tens of thousands of trees have been uprooted, and valuable water resources, olive and citrus groves, and greenhouses are isolated behind the Wall.

***image2***In September 2002, when the farmers in Jayyus found some hand written papers affixed onto their trees, they thought that these must be something that belongs somewhere else. Then, a few weeks later, they started to see bulldozers come to cut down their olive trees and destroy the land. A few months after that, the Wall started to be erected. One year later, they found that they could only get access to their land through a military gate, and only with conditional permits.

In the two villages of Irtah and Far’un, south of the city of Tulkarem, the Occupation Forces have continued their ongoing confiscation and demolition policies. In these villages, the most recent implementation of these policies show the Occupation plans for the total ghettoization of communities isolated by the Wall. They also reveal the intended fate of these ghettos through the implementation of “industrial zones” that will bring devastation to the area.



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***image2***During November 2004, four new military orders were issued to the people living in the villages south of Tulkarem. These military orders emphasize the step-by-step policy pursued by the Occupation in order to impose a new reality on the ground.




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.

On August 21, 2003 the Israeli military “continued” with its plan to expel residents in Nazlat ‘Isa by demolishing over 100 shops--what remained of the commercial area after the demolitions in January 2003-- as well as five homes. A full press release from this disaster is available at Latest News.



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