|The tent village in the area known as E1, near Jerusalem. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters|
- http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/12/israel-palestinian-activists-e1-evictionHarriet Sherwood in Bab al-Shamsguardian.co.uk, Saturday 12 January 2013Israeli security forces prevented Palestinian officials Hanan Ashrawi and Saeb Erekat from visiting the site on Saturday. Earlier Ashrawi welcomed the establishment of Bab al-Shams, saying: "This initiative is a highly creative and legitimate non-violent tool to protect our land from Israeli colonial plans. We have the right to live anywhere in our state, and we call upon the international community to support such initiatives, as well as to protect those who are being threatened by Israeli occupation forces for exercising their right to peaceful resistance against the illegal Israeli occupation."