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Mobilization continues in Budrus/Beit Surik

Mobilization continues in Budrus/Report on Beit Surik

1/Mobilization continues in Budrus 2/Why?Why?Why? By Ed,ISM Biddu 3/Beit Duqqu - Where soldiers charge peaceful demonstrators

MOBILIZATION CONTINUES IN BUDRUS Residents remain steadfast in their struggle for their land

[Budrus, RAMALLAH] Tomorrow, Friday 12, 2004, residents of Budrus and international peace activists will march to the cleared land of the Apartheid Wall site where the work continues. They will meet in front of Budrus mosque at 12:30 and march to the olive groves where seventy trees have already been uprooted.

Earlier this week, the Israeli army claimed they would move the path of the Wall closer to the Green Line. However, major discrepancies on the location of the Green Line exist between Palestinians and the Israeli army and Wall's foundations have already been laid throughout olive groves. Therefore, Budrus locals are still mobilized as the planned construction of the Wall will completely surround nine villages of this area, turning them eventually into prisons for their residents and making it difficult for them to access education, health cares and jobs.

Despite army's attempts to intimidate demonstrators, the residents have remained steadfast in their nonviolent struggle against the Wall and against this massive violation of basic human rights.

For more information, please contact:

Abu Ahmed (local contact): +972.67.924.952 S'ra (ISM activist): +972.67.862.226 ISM Media Office: +972.

2/Why?Why?Why? By Ed,ISM Biddu

Biddu, along with 8 other villages in the area in the North West of Jerusalem, is currently taking its case to the Supreme Court over the route of the Apartheid Wall which is planned to start soon in this region. Last Sunday, the Supreme Court ordered to stop the work for seven days in this region until Sunday 7th March. Later, the second hearing has been postponed to the next Wednesday to allow time for the villagers to prepare their case. This is the first time that an Israeli court has ruled against work on the Wall, even if only temporarily. However, as usual with good news here, it is never as good as it first seems.

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3/Beit Duqqu - Where soldiers charge peaceful demonstrators

Today at 1 pm a group of about 150 Palestinians from surrounding villages, 7 internationals, and Arik from Rabbis for Human Rights went to peacefully confront two Caterpillar drills working the rocky hillside of Beit Duqqu to prepare the land for the construction of the Apartheid Wall. Demonstrators walked up the rocky hillside and sat around one of the Caterpillars at which point it stopped working. At this point there were two soldiers and three private, heavily armed security guards.

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