FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 17, between 9am and 2pm, Jab’a villagers will demand the right to farm their land. They will be joined by Palestinians from nearby villages, and international and Israeli activists in this action against the apartheid wall and the settlements surrounding Jab’a. The villagers will be planting on land that is threatened to be annexed by the wall.
Recently farmers have been denied access to their land by agressive settlers. Violence by settlers is commonplace in this area. This support action will attempt to allow villagers to access their land without that fear of settler violence.
The demonstration will meet at Om Al Jamjoum, in front of the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Beit Ain. Jab’a is just south of Bethlehem.
This action is supported by the Popular Committee from nearby Beit Ummar. Recently newly planted olive trees in Beit Ummar were uprooted by settlers only 10 days after they were planted.
Jab’a is a Palestinian village of 900 people, which has 4000 dunams of land, 200 of which will be de-facto annexed to Israeli after the building of the illegal apartheid wall there.
For more information contact:
Mohammed Zaqiq: 050 564 8627
Mosa Abu Mariya (Arabic speaker): 054 583 8925