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Be part of a World without Walls: Build ties among movements struggling against physical walls – in Palestine and around the globe - or virtual walls of injustice - including racism, xenophobia, islamophobia, hetero-patriarchy, militarization, climate injustice and more - in your area, your country and invite for a moment of reflection or joint struggle.

 

Build Resistance not Walls!

You can:

  • organize discussions or film screenings

  • organize exhibits or street actions

  • plan a program in your community media (radio, video or written)

  • strengthen your existing intersectional campaigns to build bridges between the struggles

  • show solidarity with other struggles!

Please let us know what you are planning and register your event here: https://form.responster.com/yZ6hSj

The last weeks have demonstrated not only Israeli inhuman brutality as it perpetuates its regime of occupation and apartheid. They have shown that Palestinian collective, non-violent resistance is becoming the weak spot for Israeli occupation. Be part of this movement and send today a message that the world cares.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

November 9 will signal worldwide that joint construction of a #WorldwithoutWalls has started. We are calling on activists, movements and groups to join with a stencil action. This action will symbolise that “We are many, we are everywhere, and we will continue to build a #WorldwithoutWalls together”.

You may choose to add this action to some other initiative you are planning or do the stencil action on its own.The important part is: please let us know and send us pictures, videos, and reportbacks so that we can share them! For the stencil file and a short tutorial, please click here.

Call for the Week against the Apartheid Wall 2015: November 9-16

Stop the Bantustans!

2015 has been so far one of the worst moments in the waves of ethnic cleansing by Israel against the Palestinian people. Israel is rapidly implementing its plan to forcibly transfer the Palestinian population out of the over 500 communities located in area C: 7,000 Palestinians living in 46 Bedouin communities in the Jordan Valley and east of Jerusalem are currently resisting the demolition of their communities, an additional 20 communities are under threat in the South Hebron hills. This adds to the over 15,000 Palestinians expelled from their homes in the West Bank during the last two decades and includes some of the 4,500 pending demolition orders against Palestinian buildings. We are fast approaching a crucial point of no return.

No liberation without a strong and organized working class
- and no liberation without a strong women´s liberation movement


The Working Class and Women
  • the basis of building democracy
  • the basis of liberation

 

Kamal Farah Abed keeps stones on his roof to protect his family from Israeli settlers. All his windows have grids on. "We teach our children that fear is not allowed here. I’m not going anywhere. They will have to kill us all, but we’re not leaving”.

Watch the video 

Nabi Saleh, West Bank – Palestinian activist Mustafa Tamimi, 28, died this morning of wounds sustained after the Israeli occupation forces shot him in the face on Friday at the weekly popular protest in Nabi Saleh. Tamimi was shot from less than 10-meters distance with a high velocity tear gas grenade that made him unconscious and bleeding profusely. He was then taken to hospital where he remained in life support until this morning. The Israeli occupation forces prevented his family from accompanying him.

 

Mustafa Tamimi dies of wounds after being shot in the face by Israeli army.

Stop the Wall is organizing three demonstrations to add to the weekly Friday activities against the Wall in the different villages:

The demonstration takes place to commemorate the massacre of the people of al Sammou, south of Hebron. Exactly 45 years ago, on November 13 1966 Israeli forces raided this village, destroyed 125 houses, the village clinic and school as well as 15 houses in a neighboring village. 18 people were killed and 54 wounded.

Yesterday, Friday July 3rd, was a day of rage and unification of struggle as Palestinians in five different areas across the West Bank united to rise up against the de jure annexation of large swaths of occupied West Bank. Palestinians see in the looming de jure annexation of their lands, a move backed by the US administration, a solidification of Israel’s settler colonial and apartheid regime subjugating them and obliterating their existence on their land since seven decades. 

So far, there has been silence from the Israeli side. Israel may be waiting for the right moment, when European parliaments are closed, the powerful and inspiring black movement in the US subsides, the coronavirus spikes even more. New Israeli maps emerged in the last days that show an even larger part of the West Bank to be annexed than what the Trump administration already agreed upon. They may still be finalizing internal debates or negotiating those new maps with the White House. We don’t know and it doesn’t matter.

Building schools from the rubble of destroyed ones is an open act of defiance of Israel’s plans to annex the Jordan Valley and large parts of the West Bank. This is why on Sunday, June 29th, Palestinian popular activists, youth groups and representatives of civil society organizations launched the Right to Education Campaign in the Jordan Valley.  At the eve of the start of Israel’s de jure annexation of up to 30 percent of the occupied West Bank, Palestinians in the Jordan Valley  collaborate hand in hand to build for the future of a new generation there, despite the  escalation of Israeli demolitions in the Valley. 

Over 10 000 citizens from all over Europe and beyond have signed a petition to demand an end to a drones deal between the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and Israel’s largest military company Elbit Systems. EMSA leases, through the Portuguese company CeiiA, two Hermes 900 ‘killer drones’. The €59 million deal started in November 2018 and is up for renewal within the coming months. The signatories also demand EU member states to refuse the usage of these drones in their airspace. 

Palestinian civil society unites in a call for immediate and targeted sanctions as countermeasures to Israel's ongoing de facto and impending de jure annexation of large parts of the West Bank. As Israeli apartheid is finalizing its Bantustan project, aimed at encaging those Palestinians that have not been expelled from their homeland, it is time to act for states and the United Nations. Please read here the full call. 

“Hearing the sounds of fire and shooting at dawn, 15-year-old Zaid Qaysya hurried curiously to the rooftop of his family’s house in Al-Fawwar refugee camp, Hebron. It was heavily armed Israeli soldiers shooting at unarmed people protesting the Israeli military raid to the camp that disturbed Zaid’s sleep. While Zaid was watching the clashes between the soldiers and the protesters, an Israeli sniper from a distance of 400 meters was also observing Zaid and in premeditation and deliberateness he shot him dead in the head,” narrated Ismail Abu Hashhash, a defender of Palestinian refugees’ rights from Al-Fawwar refugee camp. Zaid was killed on May 13 by an Israeli sniper.

Yesterday, April 17, in Palestine we commemorated Prisoners Day – the day to strengthen and reaffirm our struggle for the liberation of the over five thousand Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

It is a day, in which we stand as well in solidarity with all those that are lingering in jails around the world, subject to repression. In particular, we want to express our solidarity with our comrades in India, Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde.

Palestinian popular activists and youth volunteers have already started work with dozens of the 255 marginalized communities most at risk, providing them with health kits and help them to organize local response groups.

We are determined to bring support and solidarity to all 255 communities!

Click here to donate now!

We need international support and pressure to more than ever. Palestinians today are in the dramatic situation to have to choose between adhering to the prevention measures to safeguard themselves from the Coronavirus or to continue, against all odds,collective popular resistance. Either way they risk their lives. SHARE THE CALL: the protection of the Palestinian people’s basic human and land rights should not be suspended.

 

As the dust settles over Trump’s announcement of the ‘Deal of the Century’, what is the real impact of the White House vision for Palestine? It bring us back to the past, it exposes the present but it is today more than any time before up to the people in Palestine, across the region and worldwide to determine the future.

November 9 -  The 3º Global Day of InterAction for a #WorldwithoutWalls has been once again an exciting moment of coming together and sharing of struggles against the walls of injustice. Beyond the accounts of diverse actions from across the globe, inspiring interactions online, please check out the amazing amount of research and resources created to highlight that 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, there is nothing to celebrate - more walls than ever destroy the lives of people across the globe.

This November 9 - Global Day of InterAction for a World without Walls is seeing once again action across the globe - from Malaysia to Oakland. Please see here an initial list of activities. Yours is not listed? Please contact us at global@stopthewall.org. 

Amazing events are lined up from Malaysia to California. If you are planning an action and still have not filled in the form. Please do so now! (You can always go back to it and edit it later.) To fill in the form, please click here:https://form.responster.com/yZ6hSj

Still wondering how to join?This is the moment to ensure that 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, we break the wall of silence about the Wall in Palestine and the increasing number of physical and immaterial walls we are struggling against.

Over 200 people are attending the conference that brings together Palestinian popular struggle towards a national strategy to be able to resist Israel's settler colonial project and strengthen the role of the BDS.

The popular committees and the popular resistance networks invite all those that are fighting oppression, discrimination, racism and colonisation across the globe to join us in the ‘United in Struggle’ from 24-26 October in Palestine to build a united front against racism, repression, colonialism, exclusion and exploitation. Let’s join hands in a common struggle for justice and freedom. 

Last Friday, in Kufr Malek a mass demonstration has protested the establishment of a new settlement outpost on the village lands. The mobilization comes after last year four settler outposts were stopped by popular resistance. One settlement at a time, we are challenging Israel's settlement project and apartheid regime.

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