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Weekend of Non-Violent Action Against the Wall

Weekend of Non-Violent Action Against the Wall in Salfit and Bil'in

This weekend there will be three demonstrations protesting the Annexation Barrier being built on West Bank land. The Barrier is the latest stage in Israel's annexation policy turning Palestinian communities into open air prisons and cutting them off from each other and from their agricultural lands. The demonstrations will be supported by international and Israeli activists.

Salfit - Thursday, June 2nd: A march to the construction site of the annexation barrier organized by the Salfit Popular Committee Against the Wall. On May 16th, the Israeli High Court revoked its decision to suspend work on the Wall in this area. On June 21st the High Court is due to hold a final hearing on the route of the Wall in this area. If the Wall is completed as planned, the town of Salfit will lose 6,500 dunums, more than 25% of their land. The march will leave at 11am from the Salfit municipality. Recently, the Israeli High Court revoked its decision to suspend work on the Wall in this area.

Bil'in – Friday, June 3rd: The people of Bil'in, together with students from Beir Zeit, Alquds and Telaviv will mark the Naksa day - the expulsion of Palestinians from the West bank, eastern Jerusalem and Gaza during the 1967 war. It also marks the beginning of Israel's illegal military occupation of these territories. The demonstration will begin at 11am.

Salfit – Saturday, June 4th: Palestinians from all over the West Bank will join the villagers from the Salfit region in a march from Marda to Kifl Hares along the settler road. The villagers will protest the building of the annexation wall around the "Ariel loop" thus defacto annexing the settlements along with Palestinian farmland to Israel. The march will begin in the center of Marda at 10am and will proceed to Kifl Hares, where there will be a public meeting about the situation in the area.

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