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Since the 25th of February, when it was announced Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon had been invited to Tunisia, people across the country have taken steps to halt his visit. Israel and particularly Sharon, due to participate at the “World Summit on the Information Society” held in Tunis next November, are widely hated in Tunisia for perpetual war crimes and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people.




Since the 25th of February, when it was announced Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon had been invited to Tunisia, people across the country have taken steps to halt his visit. Israel and particularly Sharon, due to participate at the “World Summit on the Information Society” held in Tunis next November, are widely hated in Tunisia for perpetual war crimes and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people.




This week the World Council of Churches (WCC) joined an ever expanding movement across the Christian World and condemned the “illegal” Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza while highlighting plans to apply “economic pressure” on Israel. Reminiscent of the Anti-Apartheid boycotts which rocked the racist regime of South Africa during the 1980s, the WCC meeting in Geneva this week noted Israel’s Colonization of the West Bank as “illegal activities … as if a viable peace for both peoples is not a possibility”.




This week the World Council of Churches (WCC) joined an ever expanding movement across the Christian World and condemned the “illegal” Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza while highlighting plans to apply “economic pressure” on Israel. Reminiscent of the Anti-Apartheid boycotts which rocked the racist regime of South Africa during the 1980s, the WCC meeting in Geneva this week noted Israel’s Colonization of the West Bank as “illegal activities … as if a viable peace for both peoples is not a possibility”.

The Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign’s three Emergency Centers in the northern West Bank continually send in information regarding destruction and devastation from the Wall. Information sent from the Emergency Centers will be published regularly under the heading “A Day in the North”, surfacing the daily devastation which the Apartheid Wall continues to lay upon Palestine.



Ras Atiya, Qalqiliya district



On Tuesday October 6th, the Municipality of Jayyus, a village in the Qalqiliya district which is separated from 72% of its land by the Wall, sent out an appeal for support for residents’ to reach their land. There are two “access gates” in Jayyus which are claimed by the Israeli military to be for farmers to reach land on the “other side” of the Wall; however, the gates are a means by which Israel seeks to legitimize the Wall and confiscation of Palestinian land and intensify the humiliation which Palestinians suffer under all aspects of the Occupation.




Abu Dis has been transformed into ghetto by the Apartheid Wall—residents are unable to go outside their imprisoned neighborhood into the rest of Jerusalem, torn away from schools, markets, family, and deprived of the basic ability to travel. These photos, from early September 2003, show the daily routine of residents in Abu Dis attempting to “cross the Wall”. The “openings” in these pictures have now been sealed shut and razor wire stretches across the top of the Wall.

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