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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 ...
The areas of Bir Aouna and Al Walaja village, which are adjacent to the southern boundary of the occupied city of Jerusalem, have been subject to systematic demolition and displacement campaigns carried out by the occupation authorities with the aim of forcing residents to leave to make way for illegal ...
On Monday evening, the soldiers invaded the al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem, and photographed three homes In Ein Jweiza area. It is worth mentioning that Ein Jweiza is subject to frequent invasions, while many Palestinians received demolition orders of their homes, or orders demanding them ...
Kufr Aqab as well as Shuafat refugee camp, Al Walaja and parts of Al Sawahra would be affected. Nearly 150,000 people, more than two-thirds of East Jerusalem Palestinians, live in these areas. According to Jerusalem watchdog Ir Amim, at stake is “the first practical move since the annexation of East ...
Three of the targeted structures, including one demolished by their owners following receipt of demolition orders, were in East Jerusalem, and the other two structures in the Area C parts of Tarqumiya (Hebron) and Al Walaja (Bethlehem) villages. Also in Area C, the Israeli authorities issued demolition and ...
The bill affects the Shoafat refugee camp and adjacent neighborhoods, Kafr Aqab, Al-Walaja and parts of the Al-Sawahra neighborhood. Nearly 150,000 people are estimated to live in these areas, comprising half to two-thirds of East Jerusalem Palestinians holding Israeli ID cards and enjoying residency ...
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 ...

Farraj was detained last November in the town of Al-Walaja near the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Since late 2015, the Israeli authorities have held 25 minors without trial or charge, only three of whom have since been released, according to DCI. According to official Palestinian figures, some 6,400 ...
Farraj was detained last November in the town of Al-Walaja near the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Since late 2015, the Israeli authorities have held 25 minors without trial or charge, only three of whom have since been released, according to DCI. According to official Palestinian figures, some 6,400 ...
Israeli inspectors have summoned a Palestinian farmer for questioning after he put up two scarecrows and built a rain shelter on his village's agricultural lands south of Jerusalem. Most of the agricultural land belonging to the village of al-Walaja has been classified as a national park for decades, and it ...
We have been growing olive trees for hundreds of years. And we're still doing it. The Al Badawi tree in the village of Al Walaja, Beit Lechem, is between 4,000 and 5,000 years old according to tree ring analysis. Israeli olive growers today cultivate about 330,000 dunams (81,000 acres) of olive orchards and ...
There was an announcement recently that will see Israel move 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 move will cut off 296.5 acres of land from the locals, the ...
Israel heeft vrijdag de inwoners an het dorp al Walaja per brief laten weten dat zij nu ook de toegang tot hun natuurlijke bronnen en hun ...
The Israeli government has reportedly informed the Palestinian residents of al-Walaja village, located in the southern occupied West Bank ...
Israel has told residents of the Palestinian village of al-Walaja south of Jerusalem that they are to be cut off from their farmland and farming ...
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, three Palestinians in Teqoua' town, east of Bethlehem, and al-Walaja town, west of the city, ...
Although his family graveyard is now located behind the Annexation Wall in al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem, resident Ahmad ...
Moreover, the Israeli occupation forces sent a demolishment notice on Tuesday to a Palestinian resident of al-Walaja village, located northeast ...
Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, the al-Walaja village, northwest of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, installed barbed wires along the ...
Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, the al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, photographed homes and a building, ...
Al-Walaja, located southwest of Jerusalem, partly lies within Jerusalem's borders and partly in the West Bank, under Palestinian jurisdiction.
Early Thursday morning, Palestinian residents of Al Walaja village, west of Bethlehem, confronted the attempt to demolish retaining walls under ...
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 ...
Last week, Israeli Occupation Authorities handed out demolition threats for 14 Palestinian homes in AL-Walaja village, under the pretext of ...
Israeli forces conducted a wave of demolitions in East Jerusalem on Thursday, destroying four homes in al-Walaja, one house and four ...
Al-Walaja is a microcosm of Palestine. It's a window into the Palestinian people's suffering. It's a glimpse into the Palestinian people's resilience ...
... exit from Jerusalem to the new location would cut off the Palestinians of al-Walaja village from their local spring of Ein Hanya and farmlands.
Elkin's plan specifically targets Shufat refugee camp, Kufr Aqab, al-Walaja, and a small part of al-Sawahreh. The measure is expected to affect ...
Israeli army forces stormed a locale to the north of al-Walaja village and served a demolition notice against a two-storey house under ...
Israeli sources said the soldiers stopped a truck at a military roadblock near al-Walaja town, west of Bethlehem, while it was on its way to ...
The Palestinian villages of al-Walaja and Um al-Heeran provide examples of families trapped on their land, isolated from communities and ...
Early Thursday morning, Palestinian residents of Al Walaja village, west of Bethlehem, confronted the attempt to demolish retaining walls under ...
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 ...
On Thursday August 3rd Israeli Authorities issued thirteen military demolition orders for Palestinian properties in the village of al-Walaja, in the ...
Last week, Israeli Occupation Authorities handed out demolition threats for 14 Palestinian homes in AL-Walaja village, under the pretext of ...
Muhammad Abu Rizeq sits in front of his home, one of 14 buildings slated for demolition in the West Bank village of al-Walaja, 18 August.
Thousands of Palestinian mourners descended on Basil's hometown of al-Walaja near Bethlehem. Meanwhile, Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network held a rally outside the Best Buy in Manhattan's Union Square to remember Basil and protest ...
Basel al-Araj is seen being arrested by Israeli soldiers during a direct action against the construction of the separation wall in his village of Al-Walaja. Al-Araj a well known activist who participated in demonstrations and actions against the ...
He was well known for leading protests against the construction of the apartheid wall in the West Bank village of al-Walaja, where much of his family's land had been confiscated. In November 2011, Al-Araj was one of several Palestinian "freedom riders ...
Thousands of Palestinians came from across the West Bank on March 16 to attend the funeral of Basel al-Araj, a 31-year old Palestinian activist and writer from the village of Al Walaja, near Bethlehem. Al-Araj was killed by the Israeli army on March ...


 

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