A Greek activist was arrested protesting the destruction of a Palestinian apricot orchard. The arrest followed a confrontation as soldiers blocked the road and prevented the 200 demonstrators from reaching the area where bulldozers destroyed apricot trees last Sunday.
At lunchtime yesterday, Palestinians from the village of Artas, near Bethlehem, gathered with international and Israeli activists. They were intending to protest against the destruction of their land to make way for a pipe that will pump sewage from the nearby Efrata settlement. Last Sunday, five Israelis were arrested trying to prevent the bulldozers from uprooting apricot trees owned by the Abu Swai family.
As demonstrators marched towards the Abu Swai’s land, soldiers formed lines on … Continue reading