April 29, 2012
The Israeli Army plans to force farmers from Deir Istiya, a village in the northern West Bank, to uproot 1400 olive trees in Wadi Qana by the first of May.
The village, together with international and Israeli supporters, will resist and open up a protest camp in the olive goves.
It is to expected that the Israeli army will respond with the usual exessive force to quell the resistance and enforce the uprooting of the trees. The village needs all the outside support it can get.
The International Women's Peace Service IWPS, who are based in the village of Deir Istiya, set up a online petition to write to the relevant Israeli politicians in protest:
Please keep informed in the following days and help us reach out to the media and a wider public:
Contacts in the village:
International Women's Peace Service 00972-9 251-4644; 00972-597317193
Rezeq Abu Nasser (Farmer): 00972-599116416
Nazmi Salman (Mayor of Deir Istiya): 00972-599788273