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Trees Not Wall! Today in Budrus


Trees Not Wall! Today in Budrus

Villagers continue resistance despite military repression in Beit Surik yesterday

[Budrus, RAMALLAH] On Friday 27 February, 2004 at 12:30, hundreds of Palestinians, Israelis, and Internationals will demonstrate against the planned construction of the Wall through the olive groves surrounding the village of Budrus. Ta'ayush activists and ISM volunteers will join the villagers to protest the construction of the Wall of Apartheid on their farmlands. The villagers plan to continue planting trees donated to them by Rabbis for Human Rights to replace the over 100 olive trees uprooted by the Israeli military over the last two months. Almost 60 trees have already been cooperatively planted, though construction crews have driven over some of these newly planted trees with their mechanical diggers.

This demonstration takes place the day after the protest in Beit Surik where 4 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli Army. It is about the 25th in a series of nonviolent actions planned by the villagers of Budrus, who are remaining steadfast in the face of attempts to destroy their livelihood. Villagers are also resisting attempts to intimidate them, which have included the arrest of nonviolent organizers and firing of teargas and rubber bullets by Israeli soldiers. Budrus has been welcoming Israeli peace activists and Internationals from all over the world to join them in stopping the destruction of their land, ghettoization of their communities and massive violations of basic human rights.

The villagers of Budrus need your support for their nonviolent resistance to the institutionalized violence of the Israeli Occupation. Please join us today.

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