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Soldiers Remove “Canaan” Protest Village Installed On Threatened Lands

author Sunday February 10, 2013 09:41author by IMEMC & Agencies Report post

Saturday morning February 9; Israeli soldiers invaded and dismantled the Canaan protest village, east of Yatta town, near Hebron, that was installed by local nonviolent activists on Palestinian lands that Israel illegally confiscated for its settlement construction and expansion activities.

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The soldiers declared the area a closed military zone after surrounding it, proceeded to attack the residents, and removed their tents.

Younis Araar, coordinator of the Nonviolent Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in the southern part of the West Bank, reported that dozens of soldiers attacked nearly 30 nonviolent activists who installed tents in the area located between Al-Baraka and At-Tawana area, and dismantled the protest village.

Similar to Bab Al-Karama tent village (Gate Of Dignity), that was installed last month by Palestinian activists on privately-owned Palestinian lands in Beit Iksa village, northwest of Jerusalem, and Bab Al-Shams Palestinian village, near the Az-Zayyim village, east of occupied East Jerusalem, Canaan village was installed to protest Israel’s illegal confiscation of Palestinian lands for the construction of settlements as part of the so-called E1 Israeli settlement project..

The soldiers invaded the Bab Al-Karama on Monday at dawn - January 21, used excessive force against the nonviolent peace activists, and demolished the protest village.

On January 15, Thousands of Israeli soldiers and policemen attacked the Bab Al-Shams Palestinian village, installed east of in occupied East Jerusalem, and forcibly removed dozens of activists loading them onto buses.

At least 11 nonviolent peace activists, and 7 reporters, have been injured when the soldiers attacked a group of activists trying to reach the Bab Al-Shams.

Last week, Israeli soldiers used force in removing another Palestinian protest village that was installed on Palestinian lands in Burin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

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