Global actions for Jawaher Abu Rahmah
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Global actions for Jawaher Abu Rahmah

Jawaher Abu Rahmah died on January 1 as a result of the tear gas she inhaled on December 31 during a protest against the Apartheid Wall that strangles her village Bil’in, stealing its lands and livelihood. She had seen her brother killed in a similar protest almost two years ago when Israeli military shot him with a tear gas grenade in the chest.

Activists around the world have organized for Jawaher, following a call from the Bil’in Popular Committee, Stop the Wall, and the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW). In honor of Jawaher and the struggle of Palestinian women, a commemoration will be held in Bil’in on the February 10, supported by the following global actions:

Berlin, Germany
Activists informed visitors and bystanders at the opening of the Berlin Film Festival with flyers about Jawaher Abu Rahmah on February 10. Organized by BDS Group Berlin.

Liverpool, UK
Palestine solidarity activists are holding a vigil for Jawaher in the city center on February 10. Organized by Liverpool Friends of Palestine.

London, UK
Palestine solidarity activists are holding a day of action including speakers, banners and leafleting to raise awareness about the situation in Palestine and the Friday demonstrations in Bil’in on February 10. Organized by Lambeth & Wandsworth PSC and Lambeth Unison.

Manila, Philippines
The Stop the War Coalition Philippines will be holding a public action on February 10 in Manila, Philippines.

This will be part of a series of events in solidarity with Palestine. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign in the Philippines will feature forums, exhibits, video/film presentations in different schools and universities in Metro Manila and in some parts of southern Philippine island of Mindanao. This series of events will start with a public forum on February 8 at the University of the Philippines-Manila campus.

Montreal, Canada
“We will not forget Jawaher! Global Day of Action for Jawaher Abu Rahmah and the Palestinian Popular Resistance” Protest on Thursday, February 10. Organized by Tadamon!

Sao Paulo, Brazil
ICArabe (Instituto da Cultura Arabe), Mopat (Movimento Palestina para Todas), and Obore are organizing an exhibit and presentation about occupation and violence against Palestinian women on February 10.

Various cities, USA
Ahava boycott actions in various US cities from February 10 – 14. Organized by CODEPINK.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Federación de Entidades Argentino Palestinas is organizing a demonstration in front of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires for February 10.

Valletta, Malta
Solidarity activists in Malta will hold a commemoration of the death of Jawaher and demonstrate against Israeli apartheid and violence against women on February 11.

Dakar, Senegal
During the World Social Forum, the People’s Assembly on Palestine at the WSF will be opening with commemoration and speeches about Jawaher on February 11.

Beirut, Lebanon
A demonstration will be held, and a call will be sent out to the UN, UN women bodies and women and feminist organizations on February 11.

Turkish activists from BDS Istanbul are translating into Turkish and disseminating articles on Jawaher, the Wall and Bil’in to raise awareness about the popular resistance against the Wall in Turkey.

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