Around 100 villagers from Al Khader village located near Bethlehem city in the southern part of the West Bank supported by a small number of international and Israeli peace activist protest the illegal wall Israeli is building on the village land.
The protest took the form of holding the Friday prayer in the street at the presence of around 30 Israeli soldiers. The protest ended after speeches by the local committee against the wall and settlement construction was delivered.
Samer Jaber, told IMEMC that Friday’s protest comes as part of the ongoing efforts to protest the wall and protect the lands of Al Khader. He added that the Israeli troops manning the checkpoint near the village did not allow the Israeli activists to come inside the village to join the Friday activity, so they had to get to the village from a different rout.