Palestinian Man Lies in Front of Israeli Bulldozer in Last-Ditch Attempt to Save His Land | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Palestinian Man Lies in Front of Israeli Bulldozer in Last-Ditch Attempt to Save His Land

Ahmad Samrin lay down in from of an Israeli bulldozer Sunday to try to non-violently prevent the bulldozer from destroying his family’s land in Silwan neighborhood in Jerusalem – an area that has become a flashpoint in the past two years as Israeli municipal authorities have tried to force Palestinian landowners off their land. Israeli authorities have publicized their plan for the neighborhood, which is to remove the Palestinians who have lived there for generations and to destroy their homes and orchards, and then to turn the neighborhood into a tourist site.

The Samrin family land is located in the Wadi Al-Rababa are of Silwan, and is the last remaining green land of Silwan. The land in question faces the southern facade of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam.

Ahmad Samrin decided to take this action of civil disobedience to try to get the Israeli bulldozer to retreat, after having exhausted all other means to prevent the Israeli takeover of his land. Israeli forces attacked him with rifle butts, causing injuries and bruises on his face.

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