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Artas Folklore Center Soccer Team

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 26.04.2008:


The members of the Artas Folklore Center's Ahya el Turath Folklore Troupe show their versitality, by doffing their white robes and donning their soccer uniforms funded by Judhuour, which also oversees the model village kitchen and nutrition project. Their new team has already won some cups. Original Content(...)

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1. A Non-Violent Demonstration at Al-Walaja Village Against occupation

Contributed by Miluse Tumova on 09.07.2007:


On Friday 6.7.2007 a Moslim-prayer for men from Al-Walaja village was held in the place called Ein Jwezeh. Al-Walaja village is sourrounded by the Segregation Wall and five Israeli settlements (Har Gilo, Givat Hamisoa', Moushav Ora, Aminadav and Tsour Hadasa). The sheigh encouraged the men to resist the occ(...)

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2. A Non-Violent Demonstration at Al-Walaja Village Against occupation

Contributed by Miluse Tumova on 09.07.2007:


The demostration was organised by the village-counsel of Al-Walaja. Such a demonstration-prayer is going to be held in the future regularly every Friday at noon. In the next week organisers expect more people to participate. Original Content Creator: Miluse Tumova

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3. A Non-Violent Demonstration at Al-Walaja Village Against occupation

Contributed by Miluse Tumova on 09.07.2007:


Al-Walaja has about 2100 inhabitants, in 1936 it was 3600. Before 1948 Al-Walaja was the largest Palestinian village north of Jerusalem and contained about 19 000 square kilometers, these days only 4000. Original Content Creator: Miluse Tumova

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4. A Non-Violent Demonstration at Al-Walaja Village Against occupation

Contributed by Miluse Tumova on 09.07.2007:


In 1967 half of Al-Walaja was declared as a part of the big Jerusalem. It was forbidden to build new houses there. Since 1985 thirty-five houses were demolished. To rebuild a house is also kind of anti-occupation resistance, of "Sumud", Palestinian steadfastness. The last case of a house-demolishing happened(...)

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5. A Non-Violent Demonstration at Al-Walaja Village Against occupation

Contributed by Miluse Tumova on 09.07.2007:


At Al-Walaja there are 65 "illegal" houses, it means they were built without Israeli permit. Their holders have to pay to Israelis 200 NIS as a penalty every month. Original Content Creator: Miluse Tumova

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6. A Non-Violent Demonstration at Al-Walaja Village Against occupation

Contributed by Miluse Tumova on 09.07.2007:


At the present time the is a new house in a process of re-building and about seven international volunteers have been helping in the construction work. They are living in the tent near by. Original Content Creator: Miluse Tumova

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7. A Non-Violent Demonstration at Al-Walaja Village Against occupation

Contributed by Miluse Tumova on 09.07.2007:


A map of Bethlehem area, Al Walaja village included. The thick line shows the Segragetion Wall.

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