Bruqin // إبروقين‎

ABOUT:

A village in the Salfit region, 10 km East of the Green Line, now 9 km east of encroaching Israeli wall, and only 8 km from now declared closed Israeli military zone, area C (under Israeli control). String of illegal Israeli colonial settlements, stretching in arc from south-west to north-east. The planned route of the wall will cut an enormous (finger) swathe reaching 24 km into the West Bank. The village is suffering from Israeli colonists’ sewage that damages the land, poisons water and the land, and poses great danger to the health of the indigenous population. Due to severe land and water pollution, cancer rates, especially among children, are much higher in Bruqin than average.

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LATEST NEWS:

06 October 2015 Villages of Palestine’s Heartland

23 October 2014 Deaf Valley farmers call for international accompaniment during the olive harvest
7 October 2014 Farmer starting his olive harvest season with an order for demolition from the occupation army
30 September 2014 A bleak future for Bruqin and Kufr ad-Dik
30 May 2014 Violating the land they do not own: Kufr ad-Dik resists
18 May 2014 Occupied drinking water
8 April 2014 Bruqin: Quiet village under provocation by the Israeli army and the colonists
6 April 2014 IWPS Update Spring 2014
12 June 2013 Illegal colony of Bruchin plans to expand

BACKGROUND:

Bruqin Village Update 2012 (June/September 2012)
“They steal our lands, cut down our trees, deprive us of water underground – our right from God – and sell the water to us. Where is the justice here? They drain the polluted water from the Burqan industries and the sewage water from the settlements into the village orchards, vegetable crops and the village wells.” 

Settler attack in Bruqin – mosque, car and bulldozer burned (7 December 2011?)
“The sight of the main village mosque (Majid Ali Ibn Abu Talib) was even more shocking, the burnt shoe cabinets had charred the stairs black and the metal mosque doors were also visibly fire damaged. To the right of the door there was a spray painted inscription in Hebrew which the mosque keeper told us said ‘The hero of Ariel’.”

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