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The people of Budrus, for the fifth day, returned to their lands today to oppose the Apartheid Wall which is threatening their village and their livelihood.




The people of Budrus, for the fifth day, returned to their lands today to oppose the Apartheid Wall which is threatening their village and their livelihood.




The people of Budrus, for the fifth day, returned to their lands today to oppose the Apartheid Wall which is threatening their village and their livelihood.




The people of Budrus, for the fifth day, returned to their lands today to oppose the Apartheid Wall which is threatening their village and their livelihood.




The people of Budrus, for the fifth day, returned to their lands today to oppose the Apartheid Wall which is threatening their village and their livelihood.




Arab Abu Farda, Qalqiliya District



This past week, an officer from the Occupation Administration went to the village of Arab Abu Farda, isolated in south Qalqiliya, and ordered them to remove streetlights that they had recently established in the community; the residents have refused and thus far the lights remain.






Arab Abu Farda, Qalqiliya District



This past week, an officer from the Occupation Administration went to the village of Arab Abu Farda, isolated in south Qalqiliya, and ordered them to remove streetlights that they had recently established in the community; the residents have refused and thus far the lights remain.






Arab Abu Farda, Qalqiliya District



This past week, an officer from the Occupation Administration went to the village of Arab Abu Farda, isolated in south Qalqiliya, and ordered them to remove streetlights that they had recently established in the community; the residents have refused and thus far the lights remain.






Arab Abu Farda, Qalqiliya District



This past week, an officer from the Occupation Administration went to the village of Arab Abu Farda, isolated in south Qalqiliya, and ordered them to remove streetlights that they had recently established in the community; the residents have refused and thus far the lights remain.






Arab Abu Farda, Qalqiliya District



This past week, an officer from the Occupation Administration went to the village of Arab Abu Farda, isolated in south Qalqiliya, and ordered them to remove streetlights that they had recently established in the community; the residents have refused and thus far the lights remain.






***image2***Today, for the third consecutive day, hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated in Budrus, west of Ramallah to resist the construction of the Apartheid Wall. The demonstration started at 10:30 a.m. when demonstrators from Budrus, as well as the nearby villages of Qibya, Ni’lin, and Midya, headed towards their lands where occupation bulldozers have already begun uprooting trees and clearing land to make way for the Wall. The protestors sat in the land until 11:00 a.m.

Today, at 5:30 AM, the Occupation Military returned for the second day to the village of Budrus in the western Ramallah District, to continue razing land and uprooting trees for the Apartheid Wall that will encircle Budrus and its neighboring villages. The people of Budrus--women, men young and old, and children—joined together with people of the adjacent villages to confront the military and its bulldozers.

The Occupation Military started to clear and destroy the lands in Budrus, West Ramallah this morning, chopping and uprooting tens of olive trees to make way for the Apartheid Wall. While the Occupation Military had tried to destroy the land yesterday, the people in the village stood in front of the bulldozers, resisting the destruction and stopping them from clearing the land. However, the Occupation Military’s response was to threaten that they would impose a curfew on the entire village of 1200 people until the building of the Wall in the village was completed.




Palestinian non-governmental organizations, networks and grassroots organizations and movements are preparing for one of the largest anti-globalization, anti-imperialism gatherings expected in the coming year, the World Social Forum (WSF). Only three weeks away, the World Social Forum in Mumbai India, to be held from the 16-21 of January, is expecting in attendance some 75,000 activists from civil society worldwide.




Over 1,000 residents of encaged Qalqiliya City demonstrated on Saturday, December 27, against the Apartheid Wall which has encircled the city for over one year. The demonstrators met in Martyr Abu Ali Eyad Square in the city center and marched towards the southern entrance of the city which is closed off by the 8-meter high concrete Wall which towers over the area and surrounds the entire city.

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