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The Wall and its checkpoints, observation systems, and military roads is the largest infrastructure project carried out by the Occupation authorities to date, requiring a variety of landscapers and planners; suppliers of concrete, fencing and heavy machinery; and other producers of various high-tech equipment. As of 2007 already 700 different subcontractors, around 60 planning offices, 53 major construction companies, 5 wire-fence companies, 11 civilian security companies, and about 34 producers of surveillance and communications were on the payroll. We are re-publishing here our factsheet we produced then.

In July 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued its verdict on the 'Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory' and declared this construction illegal, choosing to refer to it as a "wall". 

The maps show the ongoing colonization of Palestine from before 1948 to the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip to the Apartheid Wall, which is Israel’s current attempt to force the Palestinian people into Bantustans.

Stop the Wall factsheet "Cutting the lifeline - Stop the Annexation of Palestinian water" highlights the strategic importance Israel gives to the usurpation and pillage of Palestinian water resources in its efforts to colonize and annex large parts of the West Bank. It further highlights the impact the proposed annexation plans will have on access to water and how they are building upon the pre-existing structure of water apartheid built by Israel over decades. 

Stop the Wall released the most detailed map as of today of Trump’s Peace to Prosperity plan, including a commentary. It shows the real impact of this ‘masterplan’ -  vision fully designed on the basis of Israel’s pre-existing annexation plans. 

With the possible annexation of 33% of the West Bank, over 75 Palestinian villages, Bedouin and semi-Bedouin communities are to be annexed, with a total population of 118 000. They are to be annexed yet denied full citizen rights. The segregated transportation system will be expanded, most of the water resources inaccessible and agriculture impossible as most arable land will be annexed.

It becomes evident how the endless human rights violations by Israel, including the wall, the settlements, home demolitions, land confiscations, humiliating checkpoints and denial of access to water, have always been measures of de facto annexation to prepare for this masterplan.

The Land Defense Coalition, The Palestine New Federation of Trade Unions, the Palestinian Postal Services Workers Union and Human Rights Defendershave released today a new report on the conditions of Palestinian workers in Israeli business during the times of COVID-19. they call for solidarity and internationalism.

"As the Coronavirus pandemic is used to violate workers’ rights all over the world, including Palestinian workers, we stand together to challenge employers and states that aim to maximize profits by cheapening the workers’ labor, undermining their rights and neglecting protection for them from the pandemic. For Palestinians working for Israeli corporations, the apartheid system based on racial oppression and denial of the workers’ rights is showing unfettered cruelty.

"The injustices of the different but interconnected political and economic realities we are living in across the globe are being aggravated. Time is now to build networks uniting workers worldwide through which they can overthrow the ongoing economic exploitation."

As the EU is showing yet another criminal disdain of human rights at its Eastern Mediterranean borders, Stop the Wall and the ECCP release its new briefing "Stop Israeli Killer Drones from Intensifying the EU's Border Militarization" to denounce the role of Israeli military companies and technologies in these human rights violations. 

Since the end of February 2020 at Europe’s borders with Turkey the EU is facing refugees and migrants with increased militarised violence carried out by Greek forces, as well as Frontex and EMSA declaring a further escalation of intervention. Greek forces are using tear gas on land and live ammunition on sea.

From the sky, Israel's killer drones developed during the massacres in Gaza are delivering the necessary information for the attacks on migrants and refugees. 

During 2019 Stop the Wall has played an important role in the popular struggle against the settlement expansion and the prolonged apartheid practices Israel imposes on the Palestinian people to achieve its settler-colonial objectives on the ground. Despite of the systematic ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians and the ghettoization of them in ever smaller enclaves, Stop the Wall has proven once again that popular struggle and strengthening the steadfastness of Palestinians are a key to end the colonization and occupation, increasing the glow of the dim light of hope at the end of the tunnel for our people struggling to maintain their existence on their land. 

Please find here a background note that gives facts and further information about Israel's role in European anti-migration policies. This underscores the importance of the joint call for a #WorldwithoutWalls, issued on May 15 2019 - Nakba Day by 73 networks and movements work for the rights of the Palestinian people and migrant rights across Europe. 

CEMEX is a global holding company that through its subsidiaries provides construction products and services in more than 50 countries and maintains trade relationships in 100 nations. This downloadable infographic explains the deep complicity of Cemex in Israeli apartheid: it owns 4 production plants in Israel's illegal settlements and provides construction material to the Wall, the settlements and military checkpoints. 

The report 'Israeli militarism in Latin America' prepared by the Latin American BDS movement describes the situation of the Israeli war industry in several Latin American countries, detailing the arms trade with the different Latin American governments and the Israeli state and private sector.

This over 80 page report pursues two different aims: on the one hand, it responds to an interest shared by several people from this continent to understand the impact of Israeli militarism in their countries and the consequences it can have on their social freedoms; on the other hand, it responds to the call for a Military Embargo against Israel made by the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee.

The result of the report is part of the joint effort to unite struggles against militarism and Israeli Apartheid.

 

The Global Day of InterAction for a #WorldwithoutWalls - November 9 - is getting close. In exactly one month, once again dozens of events and hundreds of contributions will mark this day to show that we are many and we are everywhere building a #WorldwithoutWalls!

Here are updates about the mobilization and easy steps to join this amazing convergence for a #WorldwithoutWalls. 

After the powerful coming together of struggles for a #WorldwithoutWalls in 2017, this yearwe renew our call for InterAction, November 9 2018. Israel's brutal gunning down of Palestinian protestors that have been marching on March 30 nonviolently towards and prayed along the militarized fencing that is part of the wall structure imposing since over a decade the brutal siege on the occupied Gaza Strip is a stark reminder for the urgency of action. 

We want to continue to bring together our struggles and experiences, challenge the policies that build the walls in front of our struggles for justice and end the architecture of impunity that shields corporations enabling, facilitating and profiting from the construction and growth of visible and invisible walls of injustice.

As at least 15 Palestinian civilians have ben killed and over 1200 injured as they were marching unarmed to the Wall that enforces the brutal siege on Gaza, the #WorldwithoutWalls delegation of organizers fighting the US-Mexico border wall that visited Palestine to learn about Palestinian resistance against Israel's apartheid Wall, releases its statement of solidarity. 

A 6 page briefing by PENGON/Friends of the Earth Palestine highlights the key reasons why the EU's energy projects with Israel are simply unsustainable - from a political, legal, environmental and economic perspective.

These projects:

(1) deepen the EU’s dependence on fossil fuels - putting into question the EU’s ability to meet climate change targets;

(2) threaten the unique marine environment and incomes and lives connected to it;

(3) deepen the EU’s complicity with Israeli violations of international law;

(4) are economically questionable.

India is since long the globe's largest importer of Israeli military technology. A newly updated report on Indo-Israeli growing military relations sheds light on the extent of relations between both states. 

It analysis as well the various sectors of military and homeland security impacted by the deals as well as the more hidden realities of corruption scandals, technical failures and the risk of loss of national sovereignty for India. 

To download the full report, click here. 

- Hundreds of movements from over 30 countries of all continents have come together today, November 9, in a pledge to build together a #WorldwithoutWalls.

- Actions are taking place in Palestine, Mexico, Berlin, Northern Ireland and from Brazil’s favelas to New York

- People demand an end to Walls in Palestine and around the globe, an end to militarization of borders, repression in societies and corporate impunity

- See the video here.

Actions of all kinds are welcome and important for the #WorldWithoutWalls Day of Action!

Here is one simple and concrete global action for you to take on November 9: Wherever you are, leave a mark in your community that you/your group are part of the masses worldwide building for a #WorldwithoutWalls.

JOIN WITH A STENCIL ACTION!

See here the file for the #WorldwithoutWalls logo stencil mask and a small tutorial on how to build a stencil action.

The Global Day of Action for a #WorldwithoutWalls - November 9 - already brings together people and movements from over 25 countries worldwide! Together we raise our voices and unite our struggles for a #WorldwithoutWalls!

We are looking forward to your participation in the mobilization, your stories about your struggle against the walls of injustice and your activity on November 9 to build together a  #WorldwithoutWalls.

 

Here are some easy steps to join this amazing mobilization. 

To coincide with the International Day Against Torture, twenty-five prominent legal experts released a document demonstrating that the European Union-funded project LAW TRAIN breaches EU regulations and international law concerning human rights violations, and therefore must be stopped.

LAW TRAIN brings together the Israeli Police, the Israeli Ministry for Public Security (IMPS) and European police forces, universities and private companies with the aim of “harmonizing and sharing interrogation techniques between the countries”. The EU is funding this project with over 5 million euros, as part of its Horizon2020 programme for research and innovation.

The European Trade Union Initiative for Justice in Palestine, built as a coordination to take effective action to bring an end to Israel’s violation of international law, has released a powerful leaflet for unions and union activists to use all over Europe.

On the eve of May 1, they Initiative wants to focus on the European complicity to these violations through a leaflet, which you will find attached here in English, French and Dutch.

The European Trade Union Initiative for Justice in Palestine calls on trade unions to print and distribute this leaflet to its affiliates on May 1 and afterwards and to share it on websites and social media. This leaflet is preferably used as A5. You can also receive a design template if you want to translate the leaflet to your language.

The report The Palestinian Periphery is being published at a time when Israel’s settlement policy is once again in the headlines and condemned and lamented by governments and politicians across the world. This report is about the communities that are being displaced and dispossessed by Israel’s settlement project and its overall framework of colonization. It is about our people and the way Israeli policies have shaped our lives and social and political geographies.

The Palestinian Periphery shows the multifaceted methods of Israeli policies of ethnic cleansing and their impacts on our struggle, demonstrating that the people in what has become the ‘periphery’ are neither weak nor have they been historically marginalised. In fact, they have been pushed by Israel into isolation and are resisting under constant attack.

Watch and share the Jewish Voice for Peace video '">Water is a lifeline Mekorot (Israel's Water Authority) controls'. For more information on the BDS campaign against Mekorot, see: www.stopmekorot.org

 

As the EU-Israeli research funding programme HORIZON 2020 continues to allocate citizens tax money to big business, civil society keeps pressuring the EU to comply with its own ethical policies and its obligations under international law. Military companies - including Israeli military and security companies - are heavily funded by the EU. This is a direct channel to support the development of new technologies for Israel’s systematic oppression of the Palestinian People. Despite the EU ethics norms require avoidance of dual use, misuse or mission/function creep of the research results, the EU still fails to answer concerns that the new technologies may be used for war crimes. 

 

New concerns arise as activists discovered the EU-Israel partnership through the LAWTRAIN Project in the framework of the EU HORIZON 2020. The project is meant to unify the methodology for interrogation among Israeli and EU police forces and is a de facto normalisation of Israel’s most cruel practices, including physical and psychological torture, ill-treatment, arbitrary detention, threats, racial discrimination. With the risk of proliferation of Israeli practices in EU countries, European justice systems risk intensification of inhumane treatment, too. Recognising as legal the Israeli systems of oppression such as inhuman techniques of torture, the EU is violating its obligations under international law.

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