Um Salamuna Plants Trees in Honor of Murdered Students in Virginia

20 April 2007

In an act of solidarity with the murdered students at Virginia Tech University in the United States, the people of the South Betlehem villages planted 30 olive trees along the path of destroyed land that is meant for the Annexation Barrier near Um Salamuna and Wadi an-Nis. The people of the South Betlehem villages marched to the path of the Annexation Barrier. Activists from the popular committee and Holy Land Trust read the names of the people who were killed in Virginia and wanted to express their solidarity with the families of those people killed. As they marched they carried signs saying, “from Palestine to Virginia, we support you!” and “from Palestine to Virgina, stop the violence!”. They also attached small fliers to the trees also stating their solidarity with the people of Virginia Tech.