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The Resistance Of Az-Zawiya Continues


The Resistance Of Az-Zawiya Continues

Daily anti-wall protests held in Az-Zawiya despite military violence

[Az-Zawiya, Salfit] Villagers in Az-Zawiya, accompanied by international and Israeli activists, have planned several actions to protest the destruction of their land and livelihood due to the construction of the Wall in this area.

Tomorrow, Thursday, June 10, 2004, women and men will attempt to stop the work of the bulldozers for the fourth day in a row. The meeting point will be at the mosque at 1pm

On Friday, June 11, 2004, Az-Zawiya community invited the residents of Rafat and Deir Ballut as well as international and Israeli activists to join their prayer on the land. The meeting point will be at the mosque at 10am.

Over the last days, hundreds of farmers participated in demonstrations which were met by severe violence from the Israeli army and border police. These actions were supported by Israeli and international activists despite the army preventing some of the Israeli protesters from reaching the village today.

The residents of Az-Zawiya stand to lose access to around 24,000 dunums where they grew olive trees, almond trees, and carried out intensive cultivation of vegetables in greenhouses. The village has already lost land to road expropriations for settler highway no. 5, settlement building, military facilities and training grounds.

The villagers have vowed to continue their protests until the wall is stopped and to remain steadfast in their nonviolent struggle for the survival of their community.

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