FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
When: Saturday 22 April 2006, 11AM
Where: Meet at the clinic in At-Tuwani (the village of At-Tuwani is in the South Hebron Hills, south of Yatta, just south of bypass road 317, close to Ma’on settlement)
Why: The Israeli authorities plan to build an 80cm security wall along one side of bypass route 317. This wall would severely hinder movement of Palestinians living south of 317 to and from the closest larger population center of Yatta. An Israeli high court case appealing against the wall is currently in process. Despite this, construction continues further along the road towards Susiya.
Who: The local villagers, supported by the international At-Tuwani team of Operation Dove and Christian Peacemaker Teams, invite Palestinians, Israelis, internationals and media to attend this demonstration.
How: Anyone wishing to travel from Hebron (leaving 9am) should contact John from CPT Hebron at 054-213-6902. For transport from Jerusalem please contact Ezra from Ta’ayush at 050-551-5751. If anyone wishes accommodation in the village Friday night please contact Hafez at 054-461-3449.
For further information, a CPT-Operation Dove report on the proposed security wall can be found at: http://www.cpt.org/hebron/hebron.php or please contact:
Arabic, Hebrew: Hafez – 054-461-3449, Juma – 050-529-6816
English: Hafez – 054-461-3449, Diane – 054-636-2577, Maureen – 054-205-4787