Do-it-Yourself Apartheid
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Do-it-Yourself Apartheid

“Without the dismantling of the Apartheid Wall, without the liberation of our land, without the destruction of settlements, there will be no real independence, no viable state and no dignity. Neither the humanitarian aid missions of the UN, nor the funds offered by the World Bank and United States for the industrial zones and hi-tech gates of the Wall, can alter our resistance to tear down the Apartheid Wall.”
The Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign,
February 2005

Do-it-Yourself Apartheid – Israel, the World Bank, and the "Sustainable Development" of the Palestinian Ghettos" comes at a vital time in the Palestinian liberation struggle.

The incarceration and ghettoization of Palestinians has become a central mechanism of the Israeli Zionist project.The Wall and its associated apartheid system of Jewish-only roads, settlements, and military zones will strip Palestinians of their lands and enclose them within a series of ghetto enclaves across the West Bank. A second wall being built around Gaza will cement the jailed existence for the 1.3 million people caged inside..

The Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign has published this report one year after the International Court of Justice (ICJ – 9th of July) decree on the illegality of the Wall. The ICJ ruling stipulates clearly that Israel dismantle the Wall, and prohibits the international community from supporting and sustaining it in any way.. In 103 pages, the book presents the Campaign analysis on the latest World Bank report, a chronology of the Apartheid Wall and resistance to it, photos, maps and a supporting statement from economic analyst, Samir Amin.

The Campaign analysis denounces World Bank’s plans to facilitate and coordinate support for Israel’s apartheid project under the pretense of “development”, as well as the alarming eagerness of international governments and “aid” organizations to adopt, expand upon, and ultimately implement the Bank’s proposals. The book articulates the ongoing grassroots struggle against the Apartheid Wall and provides an important tool for international solidarity towards the liberation of Palestine .

Table of Contents: (click to download)

Preface (by Jamal Juma’, coordinator of the Palestinian grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign)

Campaign Analysis: Do-it-yourself Apartheid in Palestine


Maintaining the Apartheid Wall: The Myth of “Disengagement”

World Bank and the Developmental Discourse of Sustainable Apartheid

Industrial Zones: Cheap Labour and Trade Liberalization

Industrial Zones: Past and Present

Free Markets: Imprisoned People

The Colonialism of Co-existence: Profiting From Basic Services

Israeli Apartheid in the Global Context (by Samir Amin)

Chronology of the Apartheid Wall and the Resistance to it

Photos and Maps

(For The Spanish Version, Click Here.)

The campaign would like to thank the team in Ramallah, and in particular James Barrett, for preparing this report. We would also like to express our gratitude to friends and supporters across the world, including Salim and Jackie for their time in drafting the publication.

The book is available for the cost of 8 euros (shipping costs not included).