Human rights: weekend protests in Palestine

Posted on Aug 30, 2015

The uprooting of 2000+ year old olive trees to build an apartheid wall and confiscate 3000 dunams of land in Beit Jala is a crime against humanity.

by Mazin Qumsiyeh, Ph.D.

(Human Rights) Beit Jala, August 30, 2015 – Today (Sunday) we were protesting in Beit Jala when occupation soldiers used violence and arrested three people who were peacefully protesting. The uprooting of 2000+ year old olive trees to build an apartheid wall and confiscate 3000 dunams of land in Beit Jala is a crime against humanity.

Yesterday (Saturday) we were protesting with the Palestinian Presbyterian Church, other churches (including Archbishop Atallah Hanna), and activists the illegal “sale” of church property near Al-Aroub [click here for more info].

Also yesterday Falastinyat organization held a memorial for Naji Al-Ali in his ethnically cleansed village of Al-Shajara under the tree where he used to play as a child (he is the creator of Handala cartoons).

Today (Sunday) we were protesting in Beit Jala where occupation soldiers used violence and arrested three people who were peacefully protesting. The uprooting of 2000+ year old olive trees to build an apartheid wall and confiscate 3000 dunams of land in Beit Jala is a crime against humanity.