For Immediate Release
October 30, 2007
Last week, settlers from Kfah Tappuah settlement near the West Bank village of Jamaeen trespassed on the Palestinian villagers’ land 2km from Jamaeen village, burning approximately 30 dunums of vital agricultural land hosting olive trees.
The village of Jamaeen lies just south of Nablus and, like the many other villages in the Nablus and Salfit region, depends on olive production. Thus, the loss of trees was a substantial blow to the local villagers.
Palestinians and international supporters will gather Wednesday, October 31st at 8 am to visit villagers’ land and document the arson attack. The peaceful demonstration, led by Jamaeen villagers, will welcome internationals and Palestinians to partake in a show of solidarity and steadfastness, to proclaim that the villagers do want, need, and use this land and are not willing to be harassed away from it by settlers.
Villagers and supporters will meet at Jamaeen municipality at 8 am Wednesday morning.
For more information, contact:
ISM Media Office, 0599-943-157, 02 2971824