Taking up the Palestinian and international calls for mobilization on the fourth anniversary of the al-Aqsa Intifada, September 25th has been declared a National Day of Action against the Apartheid Wall, War and Occupation by the âGerman Coordination against the Wall in Palestineâ. Demonstrations will be held in five cities across the country.
The demonstration in Cologne, organized by a coalition that consists of German political organisations and solidarity and peace groups, will highlight not only the link between the Occupation in Iraq and Israeli Apartheid but German support of the war efforts of both the USA and Israel. âGermany is, even today, the main turnstile for US weapons and troop shipments to Iraq. Israel receives weapons from Germany. EU decisions critical of Israel are repeatedly blocked by Germany.â
The demand for an end of the Occupations in the Middle East, the respect for Palestinian rights and the fall of the Apartheid Wall, also includes a call on the German government to take up responsibility and to:
Halt all Arms Exports to Israel!
Sanctions against the Israeli Apartheid Policies!
No Support for the Neo-colonial Oppression of the Iraqi People!
Shutdown the U.S. Bases and German Airspace for Use in the War against Iraq!
The Full Statement from the Cologne Coalition in PDF:
English [20 KB]