Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) Dec. 2004 - Feb. 2005

Uprooting of Olive Trees in Jayyous
A Diary of Violence, Arbitrariness and Protest
Dec. 9, 2004 -. Jan. 4, 2005

as witnessed by Christoph Gocke
and other Ecumenical Accompaniers

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Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004
Uprooting of 117 Olive Trees

Photos Part One:
The Morning

Photos Part Two:
The Afternoon

Complete Report
The Day, Tawfik Salim Lost His Olive Grove
How 117 Trees Were Uprooted for a New Jewish Settlement in the West Bank
Dec. 9, 2004

Sunday/Monday, Dec. 12/13, 2004
A New Landsurvey

Monday/Tuesday, Dec. 12/13, 2004
A Break Down and Three Hours for Filing an Information

Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004
Uprooting of Olive Trees Continued

Monday, Dec. 20, 2004
Completing the Uprooting

Preparations for Blowing Up the Olive Grove in Jayyous

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004
More Olive Trees Carried Away

Friday, Dec. 31, 2004
Replanting of Olive Trees in Demonstration on Both Sides of the Fence

Eastern Side: Jayyous Village

Western Side: Jayyous Farmland

Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005
Day of Action in Jayyous Against the Destruction of Village Land

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