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Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign

The Popular Resistance Campaign launches events for the anniversary of the advisory opinion of the Hague

  The Popular Resistance Campaign launched a series of events against the wall and settlements from the village of Betien, east of Ramallah. More than 150 people participated in the demonstration to reclaim land confiscated by the "Bethel" settlement

 

The Israeli occupation forces suppressed the demonstration by firing rubber bullets and large amounts of tear gas towards the participants which led to several injuries

 

The Popular Resistance organised these events to coincide with the anniversary of the legal opinion issued by the Hague tribunal (on the 9th July 2004). The tribunal concluded that the construction of the wall and its implications for the daily life of the population of the occupied Palestinian territories are contrary to the relevant provisions of the Hague Regulations of 1907 and the fourth Geneva Convention. Its construction hinders the freedom of movement of the earth's population a freedom (that should be) guaranteed to each and every person by the international Covenant on civil and political rights

 

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