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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.

In their recent session in Paris, July 13, 2005 the UN International Conference of Civil Society for Peace in the Middle East unanimously adopted the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions.



Through the call participating groups recommitted themselves to ending the Occupation of Palestine and to bringing down the Apartheid Wall as a key element in ending Occupation policies of settlements, land grabs and the destruction of farms and houses.






In their recent session in Paris, July 13, 2005 the UN International Conference of Civil Society for Peace in the Middle East unanimously adopted the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions.



Through the call participating groups recommitted themselves to ending the Occupation of Palestine and to bringing down the Apartheid Wall as a key element in ending Occupation policies of settlements, land grabs and the destruction of farms and houses.






Every day in Palestine, entire villages actively protest against the Apartheid Wall and the Occupation that has stolen their land, demolished their houses and imprisoned them in ghettos of poverty and oppression. They demand that the Wall and the Apartheid infrastructure of Jewish-only bypass roads, military zones and settlements are torn down. Not "modified" or made more “tolerable," but dismantled entirely, a demand that is supported in international law, including the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and a number of UN resolutions.

Following the reports of Palestinian resistance during February and March, one cannot help but notice two striking features:




RAMALLAH (WEST BANK), PALESTINE - While villagers were delayed, and in many instances barred entry at Occupation Checkpoints throughout the West Bank, a huge crowd of over 5000 thronged the streets of Ramallah to protest at the gates of the Muqata’, the compound of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), where Secretary-General of the UN Kofi Annan was holding talks with Mahmoud Abbas.




The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague, despite intense pressure from Israel, the US and EU Governments, confirms what Palestinians and the world have known since the beginning of its planning and construction – THE WALL IS ILLEGAL!

"The General Assembly or the Security Council may request the International Court of Justice to give an advisory opinion on any legal question"

(article 96, Charter of the United Nations)



"The General Assembly or the Security Council may request the International Court of Justice to give an advisory opinion on any legal question"

(article 96, Charter of the United Nations)



"The General Assembly or the Security Council may request the International Court of Justice to give an advisory opinion on any legal question"
(article 96, Charter of the United Nations)



The Illegal Wall in Palestine

Activities in The Hague

Feb 21-25








Symposium: February 21

Symposium on "The Wall in Palestine, Legality and Consequences". Time: 11 to 19 hrs. Organized jointly by PENGON/Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, the Netherlands Stop the Wall Coalition, and United Civilians for Peace. [More]







The principle judicial body of the United Nations today decided to open hearings next February on the legal consequences of Israel's construction of a separation barrier in the occupied Palestinian territory.



Issuing an order in response to a request from the General Assembly for an advisory opinion on the matter, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) also ruled that written statements should be submitted by 30 January 2004. In addition to UN Member States, Palestine was invited to provide documents to the Court.






Amnesty International is adding its voice to worldwide protests against Israel's construction of the fence/wall in the Occupied West Bank. The organization calls on the Israeli authorities to stop the construction of the fence/wall in the West Bank that is affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians.




Yesterday the United States vetoed a UN resolution condemning and calling for a halt to Israel’s Apartheid Wall. Today in Al Quds, Khalil Abu Arafeh depicts the meaning of this resolution.



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Abu Arafeh contributes regularly to Al Quds. Visit his homepage









Throughout this week, villagers whose lands have been isolated by the Wall in the northern West Bank found an Israeli military order declaring that the lands isolated behind the Wall formed a “demarcation border” and prohibiting passage to these areas almost entirely. The orders, which constitute a grave and blatant next step in Israel’s illegal land grab, come at the same time that the United Nations postponed voting on a Security Council resolution regarding Israel’s Apartheid Wall.




On September 8, 2003 the United Nations published an official document, Question of the Violation of Human Rights in the Occupied Arab Territories, including Palestine, which includes a special chapter analyzing the impact of the Wall on Palestinians as well as the illegality of the Wall itself. This report, written by the Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights, John Dugard, states clearly how the Wall is a means for the illegal annexation of Palestinian land with severe implications for displacing residents.




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