The World Without Walls delegation, formed of leaders in the movement against the US/Mexico border wall has arrived in Palestine to build connections with Palestinians impacted by the Israeli Apartheid Wall and Latinx and indigenous communities impacted by the US/Mexico border wall.
“to connect two indigenous communities who are faced with militarized walls/borders that threaten our ways of life. To listen and learn and to build relationships across Nations.”
“This trip is extremely important to connect and strengthen the struggles of grassroots organizations in Palestine and against the Walls of Shame of Israel and the US that target/attack the dignity and sovereignty of the people.”
“We are happy the US and Mexican movements have accepted our invitation to come, see and share experiences in our common struggles against walls and for justice, freedom, and equality. As the Trump administration fortifies the racist border wall, touting Israel’s apartheid wall as a model, we know we have a common ground with Latinx, indigenous, and immigrant movements in the US and Mexico. We will work to join our efforts to tear down the Walls and to hold those responsible accountable for human rights abuses perpetrated along those walls.”
“The connections are deep: the land being cut by the US/Mexico border wall is lined with towers patrolled by Israeli military corporation Elbit Systems, and the Israeli companies Elta and Magal and occupation profiteer Caterpillar are vying for contracts to get their hands on the wall.”
The World Without Walls delegation is co-organized by Stop the Wall, Corsopal, Observatorio de Derechos Humanos de los Pueblos (Observatory for Human Rights of the People), the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) National Committee, and the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR), with support and co-sponsorship from USCPR member groups Interfaith Peace-Builders, Norcal Friends of Sabeel-North America (FOSNA), FOSNA National, American Friends Service Committee, Global Exchange, American Muslims for Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Working for Peace and Justice: Hebron Freedom Fund.)