On Friday 9 November a group of Palestinians and human rights volunteers gathered in Um Salamona, in the West Bank, to march against the planned route of the apartheid wall. Once built, the wall, which has been declared illegal by the International Court of Justice, will separate almost 3 million square meters of land containing thousands of grape and olive trees from the Palestinian farmers who depend upon it.
The protesters, numbering around 50, marched towards the site where the wall is to be built. Whilst attempting to block traffic the group was continually pushed by Israeli Occupational Forces (IOF). The group gathered to hear Palestinian villagers speak against the wall and to sing “We Shall Overcome” which was led by a group of Presbyterians from New Jersey. The march went without incident, however one Israeli activist was detained.