30 March 2009
During the land day the 30th of March 2009, the Palestinian Popular Party and several other Palestinian Associations organized a demonstration near a polluted Waste Land in Deir Sharaf and Cosin village close to Nablus in the West Bank. This toxic waste comes from the industrial areas from the settlements nearby the two villages, and the toxic waste is simply being thrown on Palestinian land, causing severe problems for the Palestinians in many of the villages in the Nablus region. This waste land affects the ground water providing drinking water to several villages included Nabus City, as well as causing pollution and bad smell in the air.
Between 80 and 100 people participated at the demonstration in order to show their frustration about the situation with the toxic waste. The demonstrators destroyed the fence that was surrounding the Waste Land in protest of the IDFs demand that nobody were allowed to enter the area. The coordinator of the Palestinian Popular Party held a speech, calling for the international society to stand up for the Palestinian people to support their struggle against the occupation, and for institutions like the UN security council to truly acknowledge the Israeli actions as going against International Law.