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Palestinians also take pride in that arguably the oldest olive tree in the world; Al Badawi, is found in Al Walaja which is a small town within the municipality of Bethlehem. Lamees Abu-Baker, daughter of Wasan Abu-Baker creates a card for Ahed Tamimi, who recently celebrated her 17th birthday in prison.

“The new checkpoint will replace the one now in operation between Al-Walaja and Gilo [settlement], bringing it directly to the edge of the village…in order to block resident's access to 1,200 dunams of national park land between the village and the Green Line,” the NGO explains. The park will thus “deepen ...
Last year, Israel moved forward with the plans to move a military checkpoint a few 100 metres further into the occupied West Bank, closer to al-Walaja, an agricultural village cultivated by locals for millennia. The village lost 296.5 acres from their land and the UN stated that since 1948, due to gradual ...
Until recently, Ein Haniya was a recreational site for Palestinians from the nearby West Bank village of Al-Walaja and the towns of Bethlehem and Beit Jala. The municipality initially planned to fast-track the checkpoint's relocation, but eventually decided to send it through the normal approval process.
The soldiers chased a group of workers, who were trying to enter occupied Jerusalem, in an area in the al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers detained three of the workers, all from Abu Srour family, and repeatedly beat them up, before abducting and briefly detaining them.
The park is also a very popular site for hikers and families from the nearby Palestinian village of al-Walaja, and local farmers take their sheep and goats for water at the spring. However, about 18 months to two years ago, the site was fenced off (like all national parks are, Baruch says). A water trough was ...
Early Thursday morning, Palestinian residents of Al Walaja village, west of Bethlehem, confronted the attempt to demolish retaining walls under the pretext of no building permit. Khader al-Aaraj, a member of the local council in the village, said in an interview with the Palestinian News Network (PNN) that ...
Fifteen children in tattered clothing gathered, one on top of the other, on an old couch outside their family home in al-Walaja, a small village just outside Bethlehem city. The kids were between the ages of two and 10, laughing and playing among themselves, excited for the group of visitors that had just ...
Last week, Israeli Occupation Authorities handed out demolition threats for 14 Palestinian homes in AL-Walaja village, under the pretext of having no building permit, and refuses to give them any permits at the same time. The families, whose homes would be demolished by 9 August, live in an ongoing ...


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