World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

People of Beit Surik & Biddu ask for Int. presence


The villagers of Beit Surik and Biddu ask for International presence

[February, 24, 2004, Beit Surik, NW Jerusalem] – At 9:30 this morning, the head of the municipality of Biddu requested International and Media presence in Beit Surik area as bulldozers have been seen approaching the village. Ahead of the bulldozers, the Israeli Border Police has already maintained a strong presence in the area of Beit Surik, where the Wall of Apartheid is planned to be built.

The local authorities of Biddu and Beit Surik have called over mosques and asked for the villagers to go to their fields and protect their lands from destruction. The bulldozers are expected to start working around the Wall at any time, uprooting trees and destroying the villagers' livelihood.

Four days ago, hundreds of villagers from the region of Beit Surik demonstrated peacefully against the destruction of their community and were supported by Internationals and Israelis peace activists.

Today, the villagers of the Beit Surik need your presence to alert the international community and to stop the destruction of their land!

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: Is This Guy The World’s Most Dangerous Thirtysomething?

Saudi Arabia has long been regarded as a pillar of stability in the Middle East, and is the essential caterer to the West’s fossil fuel needs. It is also the country that gave us Osama Bin Laden, al Qaeda, and 15 of the 19 terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks... More>>

ALSO:

Non-Binding Postal Vote: Australia Says Yes To Same Sex Marriage

Binoy Kampmark: Out of 150 federal seats, 133 registered affirmative totals in returning their response to the question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”. More>>

ALSO:

Bonn Climate Change Conference: Protecting Health In Small Island States

The vision is that, by 2030, all Small Island Developing States will have health systems that are resilient to climate change and countries around the world will be reducing their carbon emissions both to protect the most vulnerable from climate risks and deliver large health benefits in carbon-emitting countries. More>>

ALSO:

Camp Shut Down: Refugees Must Be Rescued From Manus

On 31st October 2017, the detention centre on Manus Island in which the Australian Government has been holding more than 700 refugees was closed, leaving those living there in a desperate situation. More>>

ALSO:

EARLIER:

Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC