We are a grassroots movement uniting the struggle of the popular committees in the villages, refugee camps and cities struggling against the Wall and the settlements and the efforts of Palestinian civil society.
They live alone next to an Israeli settlement, in Qaryout village. After decades of settler attacks, they still refuse to move away. Although for years they could not sleep all at the same time: at least one member of the family had to remain awake, in case the settlers came to attack them with stones, guns and iron bars.
Monday at 10 o`clock Israeli soldiers came and violently destroyed the demonstration camp at Abu Dis. Rubber bullets were shot, and tear gas, sound bombs and pepper spray was thrown at the unarmed civilians. Five people were arrested, and three were injured.
In July 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued its verdict on the 'Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory' and declared this construction illegal, choosing to refer to it as a "wall".
The maps show the ongoing colonization of Palestine from before 1948 to the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip to the Apartheid Wall, which is Israel’s current attempt to force the Palestinian people into Bantustans.
The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), the broad coalition of Palestinian civil society organisations that works to support the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement is following with solidarity the latest developments in Greece and want to congratulate Syriza for the victory in the recent elections.