The village of Al Khader, located near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, organized on Friday midday a nonviolent protest against the illegal Israeli wall being built on the village land. At least 150 Palestinians from the village of Al Khader along with international supporters staged the protest at the nearby settlers' road. The march started with midday prayers held near the army checkpoint there, and then speeches were delivered by local organizers. Israeli soldiers arrived at the protest and announced the area as a closed military zone then asked the protesters to move away. Protesters stood their ground and staged a protest for another hour or so. In his speech Samier Jaber, an organizer, in Al Khader said that "in this special day for Americans who are celebrating their independence, Palestinian are calling for that right".