In October I will also be trying to foster grassroots links with grassroots organisations in the Jordan valley region, the most fertile area of the West Bank in danger of annexation by the Israeli state suffering from exploitation by Israeli and international corporations...
Yesterday was the final Friday of Ramadan and an estimated 500 000 muslims were expected to attempt to gather in Jerusalem.
At Qalandiya checkpoint, the main crossing between Jerusalem and the rest of occupied Palestine, many Palestinans were turned away or faced long delays.
The Israeli occupation forces have harrassed Palestinians throughtout the Ramadan holiday. Border police have invariably arrived to check IDs at 5pm, when Palestinians are anxious to get home to break their fast, and detained hungry Palestinians til the call to prayer signals the end of the fast.
More reports of harassment at Qalandiya: