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Occupied Palestine – On the eve of the International Day of Solidarity with the People of Palestine, 52 international notables issued a statement calling for “urgent … international action towards a mandatory, comprehensive military embargo against Israel.” Though directly motivated by Israel’s latest war of aggression against the 1.6 million Palestinians in the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip, the statement is also a reaction to Israel’s decades-old military occupation and persistent denial of the UN-sanctioned rights of the Palestinia

Motorola through its fully owned subsidiary Motorola Israel provides the Israeli state and its military with equipment employed in war crimes and contributes to the construction and maintenance of the Wall, the settlements and the checkpoints. The practices of Motorola clearly violate international law, including the IV Geneva Convention and the UN Covenant of Civil and Political Rights.

Large numbers of Occupation Forces and settlers recently invaded the lands isolated behind the Apartheid Wall in Jayyus, and on a hill which is located on Jayyus lands close to the Wall on the western side, have now established a military "camp." Occupation forces together with the settlers have installed a number of tents and have reinforced them with concrete blocks. In addition, they have also started opening new roads in the lands with signs labeled with the names of previous Occupation leaders as well as the names of alcoholic drinks, which hold certain military meanings.

A massive demonstration emerged today at 11 AM when more than a thousand Palestinians marched from Tulkarem city towards the gate of Ras Rummana to the north. Demonstrators flooded the streets with slogans loudly calling against the Apartheid Wall and demanding its demolition. Hundreds of people formed a crowd and headed towards the villages of Nazlat ‘Isa and Baqa ash Sharqiya, which are isolated west of the Wall and threatened to be entirely imprisoned by the additional Wall Israel is building to their west.




***image1*** The Wall is located in front of me, all the time, as it is just 17 meters away from my home. Not one person in Qalqiliya feels the Wall as I do. It is always there, me and my family no longer see the sky, nor the sunset, nothing but a ten meter high concrete wall.



No one can imagine what I have been through.






The map presented here was produced October 7, 2002 by the Israeli military. It was the first military map to become available indicating that the settlement Alfe Menashe, south of Qalqiliya, would be included on the west side of the Wall—in the de facto annexed area by and for Israel. The military has yet to make public a map of the Wall’s entire path.



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For a map of the Wall's entire path from the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign click here.



There has yet to be an “official” map of the Wall’s entire path released by the Israeli military. The following map was the first to become available, on September 18th 2002, in a case filed by the Palestinian human rights group, LAW, to the Israeli courts regarding residents’ lands affected by the Wall in the villages Attil, Baqa ash Sharqiya, Deir al Ghusun, Nazlat ‘Isa, and Quffin. At this time, the route of the Wall was to extend for 115 km and did not include the effective annexation of the settlement Alfe Menashe, south of Qalqiliya.





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