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Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign Mexico Wall

In Palestine we have already organised a number of protests and activities, resisting Israel’s apartheid Wall and occupation… and this is only the start. We anticipate that Israel, especially in a year of elections and under the unconditional protection of the US administration, will escalate its attacks on our people and our land. Let’s stand together in joint resistance and more than that: 

Let’s make 2019 a crucial year for our collective struggle not only against Israel’s apartheid Wall but for a #WorldwithoutWalls!

On November 9 1989, exactly 30 years ago, the fall of the Berlin Wall was celebrated across the globe, from Germany to Washington.

Since then, member states of the European Union and the Schenghen area have constructed almost 1000 km of walls, more than six times the total length of the Berlin Walls. The US president continues to keep government shut down insisting on billions of dollars to continue building the Wall at the Mexican border. Across the globe, over 70 walls are militarizing borders or unilaterally impose territorial control.

The largest part of this new generation of walls has been erected after 2002, when Israel started to construct its apartheid Wall stealing our land, displacing our people and enclosing our communities into ghettos.

Inspired by Israel and built by its corporations, these new walls define the spaces that protect priviledge, demarcating the outside as spaces of dispossession, oppression, discrimination and exclusion. Together with these physical walls, we are witnessing a growing tide fo far right politics that elevates injustice as a value to perpetuate and celebrate.

30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and 17 years after Israel has started the new era of walls, we know that people are uniting their struggles and together we will overcome the Walls of our times!

In 2017, we have called from Palestine to Mexico on  November 9 for a Global Day of InterAction for  #WorldwithoutWalls and 370 movements and organizations from across the globe have joined us. 2018 has seen once again an amazing coming together of voices, ideas and initiatives for a #WorldwithoutWalls.

See some highlights below.

Throughout 2019, we have an urgent task to unite and let all those that protect their power and priviledge behind Walls that we will break them down. Let’s work together to end the ‘Israelization’ of our world – let’s stop Israel from exporting its lethal ideology, methodology and technology of apartheid, propping up and profiting from human rights violations across the globe.

("No wall can stop our dreams of Justice....", Sonora/Nogales at the Mexican border with the US.)   Highlights from the Global InterAction for a #WorldwithoutWalls   Walls of Injustice

 

Palestine - against Israel's apartheid Wall

In Palestine, we have organized a mass demonstration against Israel's apartheid Wall in Niĺin - a historic place of grassroots struggle in the West Bank.

Spanish State - Walls across the globe

In Cantabria, a conference about Israel's apartheid Wall, Morocco's Wall violating the rights of the Saharawi people and the US Wall at the Mexican border has been organized. 

Germany/Berlin - Walls across time and space

BDS Berlin has organized an exhibition of Walls - not only those that still exist but also those that were and are built against refugees, people in need, the "others" in each case. See photos of the exhibit here

France - against Walls and Wall-profiteers

Association France-Palestine Solidarité (AFPS), BDS France, UJFP and others have organised 10 #WorldwithoutWalls events between November 3 and December 1 – in Paris, Grenoble, Clermond Ferrand, Montpellier, Lyon, Valenciennes,  Douai, Reillanne, Evry and Annonay – and have promoted the campaign to press AXA Insurance to divest from Elbit Systems, Wall builder and Israel’s biggest private military company, as well as banks financing Israel’s illegal settlements.

  Walls against Migrants  

Report: 'Building Walls' - Fear and Securitization in the European Union

This report, researched by Centre Delas and co-published by Transnational Institute,  reveals that member states of the European Union and Schengen Area have constructed almost 1000 km of walls, the equivalent of more than six times the total length of the Berlin Walls, since the nineties to prevent displaced people migrating into Europe. Read more here.

World Social Forum on Migration

During the World Social Forum on Migrations, held November 2-4 in Mexico City, the call for a #WorldwithoutWalls was a core demand. 

To watch an intervention at the WSF on Migration by Jamal Juma' during the seminar on the 'Globalization of Border Control and Resistance of the People', click here.

On the US side of the border Wall

A large World Without Walls Coalition organized in Oakland a public event entitled 'Investing in Sanctuary: Freedom to Stay, Freedom to Move, Freedom to Return'.

On the Mexican side of the border Wall

 

Bringing struggles together

 

Palestine - Mexico - USA

The Deadly Exchange campaign of the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) has organised on November a conversation with Jamal Juma’, the coordinator of the Palestinian grassroots organization, Stop the Wall, and Daniela González, the International Coordinator of the Human Rights Observatory of Indigenous People, on the connections between militarization on the Mexico-US border and the ongoing occupation of Palestine. 

  Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions to Stop the Walls

 

Colombia - #StopCemex from building the Wall in Palestine!

On November 9, BDS Colombia has launched its interactive map of 'Spaces Free of Cemex'. Cemex is Mexico's construction material giant that holds production plants in illegal settlements and sells construction material for the Wall and Israel's settlements. 

US-Mexico Border - Divest from US-Israeli repression: Demilitarize Borders

A workshop during the annual Border Encuentro focused on the ways that the United States, Israel, and security corporations such as Elbit Systems collaborate to impose border imperialism and militarization on indigenous communities in Palestine and in the Americas on the ancestral land of the Tohono O’odam people along the US-Mexico border. Nellie Jo, an organizer with the Tohono O’odam Anti-Border Collective and a participant in the recent “World Without Walls” delegation to Palestine, shared about the and parallels between the struggles for territorial sovereignty by the O’odam and Palestinians. Elbit Systems, Israel’s largest weapons manufacturer, has been involved with militarizing the border since 2009.

See the video of the workshop on the CODEPINK Facebook page.

Argentina - Culture against Apartheid

The Argentinian Committee in Solidarity with the Palestinian People and BDS Argentina has organized an arts festival with the title World without Walls and launch the Argentinean cultural boycott pledge.

 

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Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign RamallahxGaza People in Ramallah have taken to the streets in protest over Israel's brutal military escalation against the Gaza Strip that has killed already 15 Palestinians, injured scores and wrecked havock over the already besieged Strip.
STEP UP CAMPAIGNING FOR A #MILITARYEMBARGO NOW!

Hundreds gathered in Ramallah to protest Israel's renewed aggression on the Gaza Strip that started on Sunday night when Israel invaded the besieged and occupied Gaza Strip, killing seven Palestinians. Until now 14 Palestinians have been killed and many more injured. The Israeli military destroyed several multi-story buildings in Gaza overnight Monday. This is the worst military onslaught against the Gaza Strip since 2014.


The Israeli government has this afternoon denounced a ceasefire accepted by the Palestinian side in the morning and has continued aggression, killing Khalid Akram Youssef Maarouf, 29, and injuring three others in an airstrike.

An unnamed senior air force officer, boasting of a new military tactic used at the end of Israel’s 2014 war on Gaza, admitted to the Tel Aviv daily Haaretz that “These are targets of high-rise buildings in city centers.”

 
Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign nov 9 world without walls

Please join us on November 9! Here are 3 InterActions to build momentum for a #WorldwithoutWalls on the Global Day of InterAction.

** Use the hashtags #WorldWithoutWalls and #MundoSinMuros **

1. MAKE A #WorldWithoutWalls VISIBLE:

Add the #WorldwithoutWalls logo on your Facebook profile picture by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/profilepicframes/?overlay_source_object_id=1521629111261640&selected_page_id=163500523741179&selected_overlay_id=1635309686490994. Ask your friends to do the same to support a #WorldWithoutWalls

2. BROADEN THE CONVERSATION:

SHARE your quotes, poetry, experiences and photos by using the hashtag #WorldwithoutWalls and tagging the Twitter accounts: @stopthewall . POST them on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/stop.the.wall.campaign. ASK your contacts to do the same.

3. SHARE THE CONVERSATION:

Follow and share the Twitter account @stopthewall. (Tag us, we'll RT if possible!) Follow the Facebook page @stop.the.wall.campaign to see and share stories, photos and videos of the amazing actions and contributions for a #WorldwithoutWalls.

 

 

Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign WorldwithoutWalls 10 days to the Second Global Day of InterAction for a #WorldwithoutWalls! As the countdown starts and movements and organizations across the world are preparing to join in, Stop the Wall releases a first list of planned activities. It's an inspiring coming together of diverse actions united by the determination to build effective solidarity and joint struggles to challenge the walls that oppress, exploit, exclude, discriminate and kill.

Once again, people and movements across the globe are making it clear: We are many, we are everywhere and we are building a #WorldwithoutWalls. Together we are standing against a world where Israel has become a model for a rising right that increasingly deploys its paradigms, methodology and technology tested in decades of occupation and apartheid.

Palestine

The Palestinian grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign will be mobilizing together with other organizations and movements:

  • A mass protest against Israel’s apartheid wall in Ni'lin, one of the Palestinian villages that have since the beginning been an unreakable backbone of the popular struggle against the apartheid Wall.

  • A youth gathering of Palestinian youth from both sides of the Green Line – Palestinian citizens of Israel and Palestinians from the occupied West Bank. The meeting will be hosted by Palestinian farmers groups and aims to break the walls Israel is building by attempting to fragment the Palestinian people into communities suffering different expression of the same Israeli apartheid regime and breaking the generation gap between old and young activists.

Mexico

Mobilization starts already during the World Social Forum on Migration, Mexico City, November 2-4, with a number of activities aimed at promoting a #WorldwithoutWalls. Among those are:

Events with Stop the Wall from November 5-9:

  • November 5, 11 am, National School for Anthropology and History, Mexico City: a conference entitled “Militarized Walls from Mexico to Palestine – foes of freedom”

  • November 7, 5:30 pm, Autonomous University of Mexico City: Conference entitled “Palestine Today”.

  • November 8, 4 pm, Museum of the Untamed Memory, Mexico City: A public event on the campaign #WorldwithoutWalls

  • November 9, Day of Action for a #WorldwithoutWalls in Oaxaca: 11 am Press Conference, 4 pm gathering with interventions by Jamal Juma’

Argentina

The Argentinian Committee in Solidarity with the Palestinian People and BDS Argentina will be organizing an arts festival with the title World without Walls and will launch a cultural boycott initiative.

Place: San Telmo - Buenos Aires

Date and time: 8 de noviembre de 15hs. a 21hs.

Austria

Women in Black (Vienna) will join in with an online information action, publishing translated texts on #WorldwithoutWalls.

Canada / Quebec

Tadamon and the student Palestine group at the University of Quebec in Montreal SDHPP UQAM will be organizing on November 9 a visibility action and social media blitz campaign.

Chile

Chilean organizations will be joining in with social media action.

Colombia

El 9 de Noviembre, BDS Colombia va lanzar el mapa de espacios libres de Cemex.

Costa Rica

More information to come.

France

BDS France and Association France-Palestine Solidarité (AFPS) are organizing events in 4 cities – Paris, Grenoble, Clermond Ferrand, Montpellier – and will promote the campaign to press AXA Insurance to divest from Elbit Systems, Wall builder and Israel’s biggest private military company, as well as banks financing Israel’s illegal settlements.

Germany

BDS Berlin will participate with:

  • An exhibition of Walls - not only those that still exist but also those that were and are built against refugees, people in need, the "others" in each case. We will show photos of walls including the ones in Palestine and between the US and Mexico, but also remebering the 80th anniversary of the Conference of Evian and the Reichspogromnacht.

  • A gathering and flyering initiative disseminating the call for action in English and German.

India

A conference at the Central University of Jamia Millia Islamia will be organized on November 9 to mark the Global Day of InterAction #WorldwithoutWalls.

Malaysia

BDS Malaysia, MyCare, the al-Quds Foundation Malaysia and the Palestine Students Association – Malaysia have come together to participate in the global InterAction with:

  • a social media campaign and a media statement entitled: 'BDS Malaysia Condemns the Apartheid Wall in Palestine'

  • a public event in Putrajaya, the government administrative center of Malaysia. Programs will include live demonstrations of apartheid policy in Palestine, talks, posters exhibition and a Flashmob presentation by Malaysian university students (30 participants). 

  • Place: Putrajaya, Malaysia (Government Administrative Center of Malaysia)

  • Date and Hour: 9 November, 12 pm - 2 pm

United States

The Deadly Exchange campaign of the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) will organize on November a conversation with Jamal Juma’, the coordinator of the Palestinian grassroots organization, Stop the Wall, and Daniela González, the International Coordinator of the Human Rights Observatory of Indigenous People, on the connections between militarization on the Mexico-US border and the ongoing occupation of Palestine. 

A large World Without Walls Coalition organizes in Oakland a public event entitled 'Investing in Sanctuary: Freedom to Stay, Freedom to Move, Freedom to Return' on November 7.

The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights will be joining with social media action on November 9.

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Not on the list?

Please let us know what you are planning at global[@]stopthewall.org. You have already done so and still not on the list? Apologies, we might have missed the mail! Please, remind us.

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Want to join in? There is still time! Have a look at our suggestions on how to join the mobilization for a #WorldwithoutWalls.

 

Organize an event:

Organize seminars, conferences or other events that talk about Israel’s apartheid Wall and the Walls in our societies and borders. You may want to invite speakers that connect Palestine solidarity and other struggles against the myriad of ever more killing and repressive walls that harm far too many lives and livelihoods.

Organize an exhibit:

Organize an exhibit with photographs of the Wall(s) or other visual testimonies.

Organize street actions and protests:

You may want to stage a performance with a mock wall, distribute leaflets, have a stall in a central place or organize a full scale protest targeting one of the Wall-builders, whether a corporation profiting from the Walls or those institutions taking the decision to build a wall.

Prepare a statement to share on November 9:

We want to hear and share your ideas and struggles for a #WorldwithoutWalls. A joint statement for a #WorldwithoutWalls released on the occasion of November 9 with movements, organizations, personalities that see the connection between their struggle and the Palestinian cause in a global convergence for a #WorldwithoutWalls can be a powerful contribution to the effort. It will help you to build new conversations and for all of us to understand new perspectives.

Prepare to join our social media action:

Just as last year, we will again make November 9 a day of global sharing of our struggles and commitments for a #WorldwithoutWalls. With your contributions we will once again share ideas, experiences, struggles, events, poetry, arts for a #WorldwithoutWalls in order to learn from each other, inspire each other and give each other strength.

Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign Burin fencing attack Last Saturday, during an attempt to protect the village of Burin from settler attacks and to support the farmers in the olive harvest season, some 50 settlers backed by the military have attacked activists and villagers. 

On Saturday some 200 volunteers from all over the West Bank came together in Burin, a village heavily targeted by Israeli confiscation policies and settler attacks to help during the olive harvest. 

Burin is located in Nablus district and under continous attack. 80 percent of Burin’s land is located in area C and under continuous attack by the Israeli military and the illegal settlers from Bracha outpost, built on the village land. Even the school and the homes are not save. 

Most of the volunteers have accompanied the farmers in the olive harvest  in the yearly effort to create a minimum of protection from settler attacks by only harvesting in sizeable groups. 

Meanwhile a smaller group of activists together with women from the village have worked to build a fencing around the homes in the outskirts of Burin. These homes have suffered repeated attacks from the settlers, making life almost impossible for the families there. 

Soon after the group started building the fencing, some 50 settlers arrived together with the Israeli military. 

From the hilltop overseeing the village, they started throwing stones at the women and the group of volunteers edging ever closer. Israeli military opened fire with tear gas canisters. 

Watch the video here: 

Finally, the settlers were able to destroy the fencing, a window of one of the homes at the outskirts of the village and a car. Five Palestinians have been injured, none of them seriously.

After sufficient havoc had been created, the military and the settlers ended their invasion and left the area. 

 

 
Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign Khan al Ahmar we are here Sunday October 21, the Israeli 'security' cabinet ratified the decision on a temporary freeze of the demolition of the Palestinian Bedouin community Khan al Ahmar, even if accompanied by further threats. The freeze is result of the popular steadfastness on the ground and ever growing global pressure. Israel's announcement has shown the impact we can have, but this can only be the start. Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday announced his intention to freeze the demolition of Khan al Ahmar and this has been ratified on Sunday by the core cabinet that takes Israel's strategic decisions. Without providing a clear date, the decision has now delayed destruction for 'several weeks'.     Members of the cabinet and the media have been explicit in attributing this change of mind to the combination of local and international pressure.    The community of Khan al Ahmar and the movements that are have organized together with the community an open-ended solidarity presence to fight Israel's ethnic cleansing plans understand this move by the Israeli government as a sign of our collective strength, on the ground and internationally. The action of global movements and organisations that have engaged parliaments, governments and institutions has been a fundamental support. The warning by the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda was only one of the last interventions that highlighted the potential consequences of the destruction of Khan al Ahmar, a war crime under international law.   Our aim remains clear: a temporary freeze gives no respite to the people. Only a full cancellation of the demolition order can ensure the community of Khan al Ahmar can live again without the daily worry that tomorrow their homes may be reduced to rubble. We will only dismantle the solidarity tents in Khan al Ahmar once the order is fully cancelled.   Lowering the attention and easing the pressure after Israel's announcement of the freeze of Khan al Ahmar's demolition is a major danger to avoid. The threat is not over: in the area close to Abu Dis, that is supposed to serve as a 'relocation camp' for the people of Khan al Ahmar, Israel has already prepared a school building and basic water supply - exactly the infrastructure it bars people from accessing where they are located now. Soldiers are stationed to guard the premises in order to make sure the destruction of Khan al Ahmar and the forced displacement of the people can still happen any moment.    As Stop The Wall Campaign, we want to remind all those that are currently mobilizing to save Khan al Ahmar that this community is only one of 46 communities in the region that Israel wants to destroy and one of the over 500 communities located in Area C of the occupied West Bank that Israel wants to depopulate. Israel's declared plan to ethnically cleanse the over 60% of the occupied West Bank that is classified as Area C has remained unchanged. Palestinians living in the West Bank are to be forced to move out of Area C and within the isolated and unlivable Bantustans enclosed by the apartheid Wall. This is why as Palestinians we are standing for a #WorldWithoutWalls.   Largely unnoticed by the public, Israel continues to demolish homes and destroy livelihoods almost at a daily basis. Last week, al Hadidiya has seen another of the uncountable home destructions in the village. In Jerusalem and other parts of the West Bank, Palestinians have lost their homes and livelihoods.   We thank all those that have been mobilizing in support of Khan al Ahmar so far. Your support has proven crucial. Today, we call on you to continue and escalate your efforts and actions:  
  • Continue your pressure until Israel formally cancels the demolition order of Khan al Ahmar and their community is spared, for now.
  • Raise awareness about the magnitude of Israel's systematic and planned displacement policy Khan al Ahmar is only one of many villages threatened with displacement.
  • Denounce and put pressure on the bulldozer manufacturers that continue to sell their equipment to the Israeli military, enabling and profiting from this ethnic cleansing policy. Consider building BDS campaigns targeting their complicity or including them in existing divestment campaigns.
Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign arrest khan el ahmar This morning bulldozers arrived again at Khan al Ahmar to pave the way to more roads to prepare for the demolition of the community. One person has been arrested, five injured.

Brutal aggression was meted out against the people defending Khan al Ahmar, one of 46 Palestinian villages in the area that Israel wants to completely destroy and to expel their inhabitants. 

Five people have been severely beaten and Raneed Amera from Ni’lin, one of the villages that since years tirelessly resist Israel’s apartheid Wall destroying their lives, has been arrested during the attack on the people. 

Please stand with #KhanalAhmar and contact your MPs and governments now to take action! 

 

 
Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign hadidiya demolition oct 2018 As the battle is continuing to stop the demolition of Khan al Ahmar, destructions all over the West Bank are silently but relentlessly continuing.

On Thursday, the tent that served as a home for the 13 people that form the family of Omar Bisharat, as well as his two animal shelters and his animal barn have been destroyed. 

Al Hadidiya has already been hit innumerable times by demolitions as Israel wants to wipe out this community. Al Hadidiya has turned into a bastion of steadfastness for the entire region of the Jordan Valley, where it is based. 

During the same day, in al Khader, in the Bethlehem district, the Israeli military razed 5 dunks of land belonging to Muhammad Moussa. 

Al Khader is completely engaged by illegal settlements and of the village's historic 22,000 dunams about 20,000 are almost entirely cut off by Israel’s apartheid wall. Threeand illegal settlements, Efrat, Elazar and Neve Daniel are built on al Khader’s lands. 

A day earlier, on Wednesday, illegal settlers from Bruchin settlement have cut down around 40 olive trees belonging to Jamal Othman Salameh from Bruqin village. 

Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign

 

The Global Day of InterAction for a #WorldwithoutWalls - November 9 - is getting close. In exactly one month, once again dozens of events and hundreds of contributions will mark this day to show that we are many and we are everywhere building a #WorldwithoutWalls! Here are updates about the mobilization and easy steps to join this amazing convergence for a #WorldwithoutWalls.  #WorldwithoutWalls under construction!

Groups from 16 countries from all over the world have so far let us know they will be joining: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Spanish state, Thailand, USA.

Some of the highlights so far include a #WorldwithoutWalls two day festival in Buenos Aires; a conference ‘Investing in Sanctuary: Freedom to Stay, Freedom to Move, Freedom to Return’ in the Bay Area (USA) to talk about border walls across the globe, decry wall profiteers, and celebrate international resistance; a photo exhibit in Berlin on past and present Walls, events within the framework of the World Social Forum on Migrations in Mexico and many more.

This is the time to join the global mobilization for a #WorldwithoutWalls!

For the full call, please see here.

Let’s work together to build a Palestine solidarity movement that joins hands with other struggles because together we can overcome the Walls.

How to join #WorldwithoutWalls Organize an event:

Organize seminars, conferences or other events that talk about Israel’s apartheid Wall and the Walls in our societies and borders. You may want to invite speakers that connect Palestine solidarity and other struggles against the myriad of ever more killing and repressive walls that harm far too many lives and livelihoods.

Organize an exhibit:

Organize an exhibit with photographs of the Wall(s) or other visual testimonies.

Organize street actions and protests:

You may want to stage a performance with a mock wall, distribute leaflets, have a stall in a central place or organize a full scale protest targeting one of the Wall-builders, whether a corporation profiting from the Walls or those institutions taking the decision to build a wall.

Prepare a statement to share on November 9:

We want to hear and share your ideas and struggles for a #WorldwithoutWalls. A joint statement for a #WorldwithoutWalls released on the occasion of November 9 with movements, organizations, personalities that see the connection between their struggle and the Palestinian cause in a global convergence for a #WorldwithoutWalls can be a powerful contribution to the effort. It will help you to build new conversations and for all of us to understand new perspectives.

Prepare to join our social media action:

Just as last year, we will again make November 9 a day of global sharing of our struggles and commitments for a #WorldwithoutWalls. With your contributions we will once again share ideas, experiences, struggles, events, poetry, arts for a #WorldwithoutWalls in order to learn from each other, inspire each other and give each other strength.

 

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Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign PYF II conference On Saturday 200 youth activists from all across the West Bank met in the Second Conference of the Palestine Youth Forum to build together strategies and tools for struggle. Entitled “Youth for Change” the conference aimed to define the vision and objectives of the Palestine Youth Forum and  work plan for the coming two years.

The conference started with welcoming remarks by Haneen Salameh from the Palestine Youth Forum and supporting institutions and political forces, ranging from the Vice president of the Department of Community Affairs at Birzeit University,  Dr. Asem Khalil, the director of the Center for Development Studies, Dr. Linda Tabar, to the representative of the Council of political forces, Dr. Wasel Abu Yousef and a representative of the Land Defense Coalition and the Stop The Wall Campaign, Salah Khawaja.

After that, youth activists addressed four of the key moments of struggle in the recent past from their perspective: the Great Return March, the Lift the Sanctions on Gaza and the Palestinian grassroots movements in Jerusalem and in Haifa.

 

After the lunch break, the proposals prepared in an extensive consultation process by the follow up committee defined at the First Conference have been discussed, amended and approved. 

Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign sewage in khan al ahmar The river and lake that have since yesterday appeared in Khan al Ahmar are stinking sewage water from the illegal settlements. See photos of the environmental crime and the gross human rights violation and harrassment here.

Since yesterday morning, settlers from the illegal settlements surrounding Khan al Ahmar have started diverting their sewage water to the Palestinian Bedouin community in order to drive the people out - even as they resist Israeli demolition orders.


Jamal Juma', coordinator of the Stop the Wall Campaign, comments: "Only a racist, colonial and criminal mentality can think of and implement such a gross harassment and environmental crime. It just adds to the myriad of Israeli violations of Palestinian rights and is part of its overall strategy to ethnically cleanse the area from Palestinians. Nothing of all of this will make people give up on their right to the land and our right to self-determination. One day, we will be free and we will be able to clean up the land from the pollution brought about the soil we cherish by Israeli settlers and industries and Israeli colonial policies."

Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign Khan al ahmar we will not leave Since yesterday night, over 500 people are gathered at the village of Khan al Ahmar to support the community in the moment the Israeli deadline for demolition expired. Khan al Ahmar and the Palestinian people in solidarity are counting on international support.

Three more tents had to be collectively erected to host the crowd that had gathered from all over the West Bank. They conversed, drank tea and played music through the night. Ready for the bulldozers and the Israeli military to arrive.

The night was calm, though. Only the usual military and police presence close to the village continued their surveillance.

In the morning, the settlers from the close by illegal settlement of Mishor Adumim started diverting their sewage water towards Khan al Ahmar.

Since the morning, at some 5-7 meters distance from the community the sewage water is flowing, filling the area near to it with stench and destroying the environment around the area.

The Israeli military, as usual, is looking on not doing anything to prevent this environmental crime.

Nevertheless, the atmosphere is positive. People are convinced that Khan al Ahmar will resist. Numbers of people staying in solidarity with the community will only increase in the coming days as every night activities are being organised - including cultural activities and collective work moments to improve Khan al Ahmar and make it a more pleasant place for the community and the people gathered in solidarity.

Khan al Ahmar and the Palestinian people gathered there are counting on international support.

 

Please consider:

(1) CALL YOUR CONSULATE and MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT to urge them to protest the illegal planned population transfer of the Israeli occupation and to take effective measures, including a military embargo, to ensure Israel respects international law and Palestinian human rights.
(2) CONTACT THE MANUFACTURERS OF THE BULLDOZERS Israel needs to destroy Khan al Ahmar and other Palestinian communities and homes to let them know they are aiding and abetting a war crime by not taking any action to stop Israel from using their equipment for the destruction of Khan al Ahmar. Bulldozers by the following manufacturers are regularly used by Israel in its illegal destructions of Palestinian homes and property:

@JCBmachines
https://www.jcb.com/en-gb/about/contact-us

@Hyundai_Global
https://www.hyundai.com/worldwide/en/footer/contact-us
@VolvoCEGlobal
https://www.volvoce.com/…/corpora…/our-locations/gothenburg/

@CaterpillarInc ‏
https://www.caterpillar.com/en/contact.html

@HitachiGlobal
http://www.hitachi.com/contact/worldwide/index.html

@LiuGongCE
http://www.liugong.com/en/about/contactus.htm

SAMPLE TWEET: "Israel's planned demolition of #KhanalAhmar is a war crime. @ [manufacturer] Stop your equipment from being used for Israel's violations of International law, including forced displacement of Palestinians. This is your responsibility."

 

Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign Khan al Ahmar Sep 28 Over 200 people gathered at Khan al Ahmar to let Israeli military know that collective struggle will defend the community from any demolitions Israel is planning. Occupation forces closed the access roads to Khan al Ahmar, nevertheless many went marching on foot to join the protest.

Please continue to mobilize to defend #KhanalAhmar:

  • Call your consulate to urge them to protest the illegal planned population transfer of the Israeli occupation and to go to Khan al Ahmar now to witness the ethnic cleansing plans!
  • Contact your members of parliament now to urge them to demand an urgent question in parliament and/or pressure government to condemn this further illegal act of systematic population transfer by the Israeli occupation forces and to impose sanctions, including a military embargo, on Israel until it respects international law and Palestinian human rights.
  • Contact your media now to ensure Israeli illegal acts against the Palestinian people are being exposed.

Please keep in mind that BDS is our most powerful tool for accountability and justice. This includes naming and shaming corporations manufacturing bulldozers complicit in Israel’s demolitions: JCB (UK), Caterpillar (US), Volvo (Sweden), Hyundai (South Korea), Hitachi (Japan) and LiuGong (China). For more see here.

Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign Flyer Beit El Khan al Ahmar Never losing their sense of irony, even during daily struggle, Palestinian grassroots activists yesterday responded to Israel's leaflets ordering the people of Khan al Ahmar to destroy their own homes by distributing their own leaflets to the soldiers of Beit El military settlement.

The leaflet alerted all those involved in or complicit with the destruction of Khan al Ahmar and the displacement of the community about the fact that the destruction is a clear violation of international law, amounting to a war crime. The leaflet further warned that people would seek all possible legal avenues, including in international courts, to find redress against this violation of their rights.

Click below to see the video:

The activists went to the nearby military settlement of Beit El, handed over one of the leaflets to the soldiers guarding the entrance of the illegal settlement. The soldier was so confused, she failed to stop the activists who peacefully entered the settlement in order to attach flyers at one of the walls.

They then turned towards the exit, distributed more leaflets to cars and buses and headed away before any harm could be done to them.

This action was an ironic response to Israel's own actions. Israel had distributed leaflets to the residents of Khan al Ahmar, activists returned the courtesy.

The leaflets of the Israeli military ordered the people of Khan al Ahmar to destroy their homes and buildings - nothing less than their entire living and livelihood structure - by themselves before October 1. Otherwise, Israeli military would destroy the community. The leaflet ended with a phone number to a  helpline in case anybody wanted support in destroying their homes.

 

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