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Two Demonstrations Against the Wall Friday


Two Demonstrations Against the Wall Friday

1/Deir Qaddis Villagers Protest The Destruction Of Their Community

2/Trees Not Wall! Tomorrow In Qatanna

Deir Qaddis Villagers Protest The Destruction Of Their Community

Deir Qaddis locals will attempt to stop the bulldozers tomorrow from destroying their farmlands

[Deir Qaddis, RAMALLAH] Tomorrow, Friday, March 05, 2004, the villagers of Budrus along with Internationals from the ISM will join Deir Qaddis' locals in their attempt to stop the work of the Israeli Army bulldozers in their village, in the northeastern region of Ramallah, near Budrus, where they already intended to start working this morning before being stopped by the villagers. Tomorrow, Deir Qaddis' villagers will attempt to stop the bulldozers again, using nonviolent direct action. The meeting point is at 10am at Abu Ahmed's house in Budrus. From there, the demonstrators will go to Deir Qaddis where the action will start at 12:30.

Deir Qaddis is located in a cluster along with 8 other villages which will be totally surrounded by the Apartheid Wall once the third phase of the construction of the Wall will be achieved. The village will ultimately turn out to be a prison for its population, making the access to health, education and work nearly impossible.

After the tragic conclusion of last week demonstrations in Beit Surik, the community leaders of Deir Qaddis called for an international presence during the demonstration and asked for Budrus' residents to support their struggle for the preservation of their community.

2/TREES NOT WALL! TOMORROW IN QATANNA

Villagers, Internationals and residents of Mevasseret Zion will gather to plant olive trees and protest against the Apartheid Wall

[Qatanna, Northwest Jerusalem] On Friday, March 05, 2004, at 1am, the villagers from the Biddu/Beit Surik area will gather to pray and replant olive trees in Qatanna, near Mevasseret Zion settlement. They will be joined by Israeli peace activists from Rabbis for Human Rights, Internationals and by residents of Mevasseret Zion for a nonviolent protest on the planned route of the Apartheid Wall which will take 51.650 dunams from eight villages in the area. This demonstration will take place two days after the funeral in Biddu of 20 year-old Mohamed Saleh Bedwan who died several days after being shot a rubber-coated metal bullet in the Israeli Army.

Bulldozers have stopped destroying surrounding farmlands in this region since last Sunday after the Israeli Supreme Court issued an order to cease work for seven days. Another hearing is scheduled on Sunday, March 7, 2004.

There will be several meeting points: from Jerusalem, the meeting point is the parking road near Liberty Bell Park, at noon; from Mevasseret Zion, the meeting point is at 12:30 from Biddu, the meeting point is at the town Council, at 12:30

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