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


Budrus Resistance to the Construction of the Wall

Budrus Resistance to the Construction of the Wall Intensifies

Israelis, Internationals Join to Support Action

When: Tuesday, September 22 at 7:30AM Where: Budrus Who: Budrus residents, internationals and Israelis

Tomorrow the villagers of Budrus will turn-out once again to continue their non-violent resistance to the construction of the Wall on their lands. The plan is to stop the bulldozers that are uprooting olive trees and destroying the land, robbing the villagers of their sources of livelihood.

Residents of Budrus have successfully resisted the construction of the Wall on their land for the past ten months. However, in the past two days, bulldozers have begun to prepare the land for the Wall's foundation.

Today villagers from Budrus marched to the Masgoofah area to protest the return of the bulldozers and were met with Israeli Army tear gas, concussion grenades, rubber bullets and night sticks.

At approximately 2:00PM a group of at least thirty Palestinian women marched toward the construction site, flanked by internationals. In spite of the threat of a violent reaction from the Israeli army, experienced earlier in the day, they protested the Wall construction for over an hour.

At least 25 people have been injured by rubber bullets, including an Israeli activist and a member of the press.

Three Israeli activists have been arrested and are being held in Givat Zeev settlement.

The Israeli Army continues to occupy Budrus at the time of this release.

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


At The UN: Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer To Entry Into Force

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More>>



Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>


Other Australian Detention

Gordon Campbell: On The Censorship Havoc In South Africa’s State Broadcaster

Demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s President Jacob Zuma, and SABC camera operators responsible for choosing camera angles that have allegedly made the President ‘look shorter’ were to be retrained... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On A Bad Week For Malcolm Turnbull, And The Queen

Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp... In every other respect though, this election has been a total disaster for the Liberals. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Bidding Bye Bye To Boris

Boris Johnson’s exit from the contest for Conservative Party leadership supports the conspiracy theory that he never really expected the “Leave” option to win the referendum – and he has no intention now of picking up the poisoned chalice that managing the outcome will entail... More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news