mega888 8th Week against the Apartheid Wall, November 9 – 16 2010
8th Week against the Apartheid Wall, November 9 – 16 2010
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8th Week against the Apartheid Wall, November 9 – 16 2010

8th Week against the Apartheid Wall, November 9 – 16 2010


Stop the Wall:
Make Apartheid History!

For the Call in PDF,see: In PDF.



Eight years into the construction of the Apartheid Wall, over 60% has already
been built to ghettoize communities, threatening over 260,000 people with
displacement and stealing land and water resources.

The international community continues to ignore the 2004 decision of the
International Court of Justice, which calls for the Wall to be dismantled and
for the international community to fulfil its legal obligations: to enforce
Israeli compliance with international humanitarian law and not to aid and abet
the construction and maintenance of the Wall.

The Stop the Wall Campaign calls on you to:

  • Raise awareness and mobilize in the streets, communities and institutions in your country about the Wall, the single largest monument of Israeli apartheid, and Palestinian resistance against it.
  • Stop Israeli impunity
  • Stop the profits Israel makes of the repression
  • Stop Israeli repression of the anti-Wall movement

(For details see below.)



The Palestinian grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign is more than ever
determined to smash down the 12-meter concrete blocks of the Wall.



We will not let the Wall define the limits of our Bantustans and our future!
We call on you to mobilize in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle against
the Wall:

Join the 8th Week against the Apartheid Wall, November 9-16 2010!



The Palestinian popular resistance has grown incredibly in the past year. More
and more villages have joined weekly action. Al-Ma’sara, al-Walajeh, Wadi Rahal,
Beit Jala, Bil’in, Ni’lin, Nabi Saleh, Awarta, , Iraq Burin, Burin, Beit Rima
and many other communities all across the West Bank are mobilizing against the
Wall and the settlements.

Over a decade of negotiations during which the Occupation has entrenched itself
on Palestinian land has shown that only continued popular resistance and an
international movement for boycotts, divestment and sanctions will force Israel
to respect international law and will enable Palestinians to achieve justice.
However, the communities on the front line are paying a heavy price for their
determination not to surrender to the designs of Israeli apartheid.

Israeli repression has hit unprecedented levels. Four young boys were wilfully
killed in less than 48 hours in March 2010 in Nablus district. Over 100
Palestinian anti-Wall activists have been arrested in the last three months,
many of them minors. Reports of ill-treatment of minors are rising, journalists
covering the protests are being attacked and international solidarity activists
are being targeted. Entire communities have been punished. Read more: “People
versus Oppression – The Palestinian movement against the Wall and the
settlements under Israeli repression.
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International solidarity more urgent than ever.
The Stop the Wall Campaign urges you to join the Week against the Apartheid Wall
by:

  • Participating in the “Anti-Apartheid Marathon”
  • A 48 hour anti-Apartheid marathon will take place on November 12/13. People from
    all over the world will come together in a calendar of continuous events,
    following the route of the sun. Mark the day and start planning your local
    events to be part of this global mobilization. Organize film screenings, photo
    exhibits, street actions, protests, demonstrations, conferences, debates,
    festivals or other initiatives to let people know about the Wall and its
    effects.
    More information on how your local group can join will be published soon.

  • Join the Bust Elbit Campaign
  • Elbit Systems is one of dozens of companies that participate in the construction
    of the Apartheid Wall. Elbit also builds the drones that Israel uses against the
    Palestinian people in Gaza. Since September 2009, 12 international finance
    institutions have announced the exclusion of Elbit from their portfolio because
    of its complicity in Israeli apartheid and war crimes.

    Let’s show Elbit that the world is not ready anymore to bankroll the Wall and
    Israeli apartheid. For more information about Elbit, the successes of the Bust
    Elbit Campaign and how to join, see:
    https://stopthewall.org/worldwideactivism/2352.shtml

    Elbit is a global player providing weapons and repressive systems all across the
    world.

    • Check the contracts Elbit has in your country, target the investments in Elbit
      through institutions in your country.
    • Organize public protests, letter writing campaigns, motions during the Week
      against the Apartheid Wall.
    • If you are in an EU member state: Approach the EU and your government – No
      more European tax money to Elbit and other companies involved in Israeli crimes!
      Stop the EU-Israel Association Agreement!



    Organize boycott, divestment and sanctions events against the companies involved
    in the construction of the Wall and the settlements, such as Lev Leviev and his
    Africa-Israel holdings involved in building settlements behind the Wall; Veolia
    and Alstom constructing an apartheid light rail for the Jerusalem settlements;
    Cement Roadstone Holdings (CRH) involved in the provision of cement to the Wall
    and the settlements. For a list of companies building the Wall see:
    https://stopthewall.org/downloads/pdf/companiesbuildingwall.pdf

  • Campaign for an end to the repression of the anti-Wall activists
  • The Palestinian human rights defenders active against the wall and the
    settlements are under increasing attack. Israeli repression belies its claims of
    ‘democracy’ and adds to the hardship created in the villages affected by the
    Wall. Stand in solidarity and:

       

    • Call on your government to actively protect the Palestinian anti-Wall
      activists from Israeli repression through diplomatic action
    • Organize awareness raising events and engage media to denounce Israeli
      repression of human rights activism and its failed legal system
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