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Budrus: Updates on detained peace activists

Updates on detained peace activists and the village of Budrus

For the forth day in row, villagers, joined by international and Israeli peace activists demonstrated against the Construction of the separation Wall on Palestinian land in the village of Budrus. Army violently interrupted the peaceful demonstration, showering protesters with tear gas and firing at them rounds of rubber coated metal bullets. As a result 15 villagers and two international ISM peace activists were wounded. The wounded international peace activists are Henrick from Sweden and Saga from Iceland.

As the villagers and international and Israeli supporters walked back to the village, Israeli border police followed them and ordered people to go into their homes, firing Sound grenades and rubber bullets.

Soldiers broke through few homes and arrested Abdul-Rahman Awad, 17, Abdul-Rahim Awad, 16, Hamza Omar Awad, 20, and Mustafa Sami Awad, 20. all were arrested from inside the same home.

For more information call Ghassan Andoni 054369975 For more updates on the Budrus situation call Gape:055725958 Aied: 067924952

Update on detained peace activists:

Lawyer Gabi Lasky and Yohana Herman managed to set a freeze on the deportation order issued earlier against 3 of the four detained peace activists. The judge rejected the lawyers request to bail the activist until the court hearing, which is expected on Sunday.

Two of the activists, Gustav Fridolin, memeber of the Swedish Parliament, and Frederic Batzler (Sweden) are being held at the Ariel Police Station. The other two American citizens, Katheryn Raphael and Kimberley Anne Gray are being held at the Khadera Police Station.

The judge canceled the deportation order of MP Gustav Fridolin, who is expected to leave the country in two days.

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