Friday, 23 May 2014

Destruction of the orchards at the Tent of Nations

While I was in Israel during February and March, I visited the Tent of Nations several times. I found it to be a wonderful witness in how to live peacefully under occupation. Today I heard that Israeli bulldozers moved onto the land on Tuesday morning (20th May) to demolish 1500 apricot and apple trees and vines. This action is illegal and heartless. It has no security justification - the Nasser has documentation proving ownership back to the Ottoman Empire. Israel wants the land and will do anything to steal it.

The Amos Trust has issued an appeal for action and we would urge readers to respond to that.

Ken Perrett

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