Around 100 Palestinians from the village of Al Khader located near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, joined by Israeli and international peace activists staged a protest on Friday midday against the illegal Wall Israel is building on the village land.The protest started by holding the Friday prayers at Al Nashah Israeli checkpoint located at the entrance of the village. Shortly afterwards, protesters marched towards the checkpoint where they were stopped by Israeli soldiers.
Organizers from the local popular committee of lands defense in Al Khader village delivered speeches in Arabic and English. The protests were then finished with local youth burning tyres at the checkpoint.
No clashes with the army were reported.
If completed, the Israeli wall will annex 500 Dunoms of land that are privately owned by the villagers of Al Khader. ( 4 dunoms = one acre)