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Some three weeks ago, the Apartheid Wall was “completed” around Azzun Atma with one military checkpoint/gate in the Wall becoming the only entrance for the village, the gate was further built with a five meter ominous sniper-tower. This gate has become a place of intensifying humiliation to all from Israeli soldiers—all residents of Azzun Atma leaving or people from Beit Amin, Mas-ha, Sanniriya, Azzawiya, and Habla who must pass by the sniper-tower into the village in order to reach their land, schools, of workplaces.

The Palestine Solidarity Organization, in cooperation with other solidarity groups in Sweden, mobilized for 2 days of activities in seven cities across the country against the Israeli Apartheid Wall on November 8th and 9th, answering the Palestinian global Call to Action.




From November 9th thru the 16th, communities throughout Philadelphia participated in the Palestinian call for global resistance to the Israeli Apartheid Wall, demanding an immediate end to the Wall. In addition to protesting the Wall and the Israeli Occupation, the demonstrators highlighted the responsibility of the United States government and taxpayers to cease funding of Israel terror. Activists used a series of eight-foot high mock Walls covered with maps, images, commentary and other resources to call attention to the injustice and devastation of the Apartheid Wall.




Momentum since November 9th, International Day Against the Wall, continues to build with solidarity groups worldwide as the day was declared by the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign to be “The Beginning of the Fall of the Wall”. Across Europe, coalitions and organizations are using November 29th, International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, to launch campaigns in support of Palestinian resistance to the Apartheid Wall and colonization of their lives.



A Campaign of solidarity Launching in Germany



The Apartheid Wall’s path is accelerating rapidly with destruction continuing daily in the northern West Bank as well as the Jerusalem and Bethlehem areas. New information suggests that recent projections by international organizations have greatly underestimated the Apartheid Wall’s current and coming devastation on Palestinian communities throughout the West Bank.

On Monday, November 17, 2003, in solidarity with Palestinian mobilization and international organizing against the Israeli Apartheid Wall, activists on the Rutgers University campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey constructed a mock Wall, and demonstrated for a Free Palestine. The mock Wall, after standing for the entire day, was eventually torn down by demonstrators and students in a symbolic and passionate gesture against Israeli Apartheid and Occupation.




Below the growing list of worldwide activities taking place in solidarity with those here in Palestine for November 9th, International Day Against the Wall! The Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign will be updating the list of worldwide events in this section from solidarity groups, organizations, and coalitions—so contact us to add your group’s events!



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Argentina

Australia

Austria

Bangladesh








On November 9, activists in Buenos Aires organized in protest of Israel’s Apartheid Wall as part of the Palestinian National and International Call for Action.



***image2***A significant crowd mobilized in front of the United Nations Building to demand justice by bringing an end to the Occupation and the Wall. Powerful speakers, information-sharing and solidarity marked the day in condemnation of Israel’s policies of Apartheid, control and ghettoization.






On November 9, in solidarity with the Palestinian grassroots National and International Call to Action, The Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Edinburgh, Scotland stood firm on their stance that the Israeli Apartheid Wall must end by gathering for protest, street theater and information-sharing on the Royal Mile.




The approaching Id, the feast at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a time that should be of celebration for residents in Barta’a ash Sharqiyya is already fated to be bleak with the continual Israeli measures against Palestinians throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip; now its unsure that residents in Barta’a will even be able to have sufficient food as the Occupation military is forbidding the villagers to bring in food into the community which is imprisoned between the Apartheid Wall and the Green Line.

In Barcelona and Valencia protests erupted on November 9th for the Palestinian National and International Day of Action against the Israeli Apartheid Wall.




In a powerful visual display, including mock Walls, banners, posters, music and chanting, the streets of London were transformed into a sea of solidarity with Palestinian mobilization on November 9.




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