FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tomorrow, Friday July 7th, at noon, the people from the villages of Beit Ummar and Halhul will gather together to pray on the land that has been destroyed by bulldozers in the last few days. They will be joined by internationals who support the people’s recent struggle against the illegal confiscation of their land that is being done in the name of the security of the nearby settlement, Karme Tzur.
In the last few days farmers, people of both villages, and internationals have held demonstrations on the land and tried to stop the bulldozers. The army has protected the bulldozers to allow the settlement to build a wall and annex land without going through legal channels of acquiring the land. A lawyer representing the villages has succeeded in getting a work stoppage order of the bulldozers until the Israeli Supreme Court rules on the lawsuit he has filed against the confiscation.
For more information:
Yousef: 052 245 1256
Bekah: 054 638 7039