July 9 – Popular resistance marks 6th anniversary of ICJ decision
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July 9 – Popular resistance marks 6th anniversary of ICJ decision

July 9 marks the sixth anniversary of the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which confirmed Israel’s construction of the Apartheid Wall a flagrant violation of international law and reminded the international community about their obligation to ensure the Wall is torn down and not to aid or abet its construction and associated regime.

As part of a broader organizing committee to mark the anniversary, Stop the Wall is organizing a series of events to denounce Wall’s continuous expansion. The events will take place on and in the days surrounding the anniversary. Demonstrations will take place throughout the Palestinian communities to draw attention to how Israel has perpetually ignored the ICJ decision. In addition, these events will include talks analyzing the failure of the Palestinian Authority and the international community to apply sufficient pressure to implement the ICJ ruling. Finally, these activities will seek more effective ways to force Israel to uphold the ICJ decision.

THE FOLLOWING IS THE PROGRAM ITINERARY:

1. Program of demonstrations across the Palestinian villages:

• July 9th, 2010:

Bethlehem District: Wadi Rahal, al-Ma’sara, al-Walaja
Ramallah District: Bi’lin, Ni’lin, Nabi Saleh, Beitin checkpoint
Hebron District: Center of Hebron
Nablus District: Iraq Burin, Burin
Tulkarem District: In front of Geshury Industrial Zone
Jenin District: Jalama
Qalqilya District: Jayyous

• July 11th, 2010:

Bethlehem District: Beit Jala

Media activities:

July 8 2010, 8:15 pm: Palestine TV: interview with the organizing committee of the events to mark the 6th anniversary of the ICJ decision

July 10 2010, 11 am: Public meeting in the Al Bireh Municipality hall to discuss the ICJ decision, its meaning and ways of implementation in the presence of national personalities, such as Nasser al Khudwa (Head of Arafat Institution and former minister of foreign affairs), Shawan Jabbarin (director of Al-Haq, Palestinian human rights organization), Dr. Mustafa Barghouti (PLC member, Palestinian National Initiative)

July 11 2010, 8 – 9pm: Palestine TV dedicates their live program “Within the event” to the discussion of the of the ICJ decision under the title “Where does it lead us to? What next?” Invitees to the discussion: Minister of the Wall, Maher Ghneim, and other Palestinian leading figures.

July 8 – 11 2010: screening of TV spots to underline the urgency to fight for the immediate implementation of the ICJ decision on the illegality of the Wall and the settlements.

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