Palestine: Women’s March to Polluted Wadi Qana
Palestinian Land Day: Women’s March to Polluted Wadi Qana
Women for Life, a Palestinian women’s group in the Salfit region, invites international and Israeli women to join them as they march to the polluted valley of Wadi Qana on Palestinian Land Day. All press, women and men, are encouraged to come.
WHEN – Wednesday, 30th March, 2005 at 11 am.
WHERE – Meet near the water treatment plant in Wadi Qana, walk down into the valley towards the sewage.
Wadi Qana, a valley full of natural springs and perfect land for citrus plants, was so polluted by the surrounding settlements that its 350 residents were forced to leave in 1986 and move to the village of Deir Istya. Most of the water wells have been stolen by these settlements and outposts, which include Imanu’el, Yakir, Nevi Menachem, Karnei Shomron, Nov Qana, and Givot Shomron.
Palestinian Land Day, known as ‘Yom al-Ard’ in Arabic, commemorates the March 30, 1976 killing of six Palestinians in the Galilee by Israeli troops during peaceful protests over the confiscation of Palestinian lands.
Directions to Wadi Qana: The turnoff for the Wadi is from road 506, about 3 kilometers north of Deir Istya. You will see a green valley on the left (west) and an agricultural road. This is where you turn. If you need directions to Deir Istya, contact IWPS.
THE INTERNATIONAL WOMENS PEACE SERVICE (IWPS) WITNESSES, DOCUMENTS AND PUBLICIZES HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AND PEACEFULLY INTERVENES TO TRY TO PREVENT THEM. WE SUPPORT NON-VIOLENT RESISTANCE TO THE ILLEGAL AND BRUTAL MILITARY OCCUPATION OF PALESTINIAN LANDS. WE LIVE IN HARES, SALFIT.