Briefings and Factsheets

This fact sheet revolves around the stories of women working in a variety of capacities against the Wall in their villages. The aim of the fact sheet is to introduce the struggles of five villages, Bil’in, Ni’lin, al Nabi Saleh, al Ma’sara and al Walaja, against the Wall and settlements. We hope that this fact sheet will be useful in shedding light on experience of women in the movement against the Wall and settlements as well as a basis for taking action in solidarity and support of their struggle.

The olive harvest ended this year, and as in other seasons, both farmers and the land they own faced continuous attacks from Occupation forces and settlers. This season’s assaults were distinguished by their ferocity, occurring in the shadow of the failing negotiations between the Occupation state and the Palestinian Authority. The Occupation plans of continuing settlement translates into an intensification of attacks, whether through new expansion and land confiscation or physical assaults on Palestinian farmers aimed at forcing them off their lands.

In 2009, Stop the Wall and Addameer released a report entitled Repression
Allowed, Resistance Denied
, which detailed the repression of Palestinian human rights defenders active against the Wall since 2002. Following up this report, Stop the Wall published a shorter update in the summer of 2010, covering March – June 2010 and detailing how Occupation forces continued to target the anti-Wall movement.

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Download the Olive Harvest Report 2009.

This year’s harvest was weaker than years’ prior, and alongside the low level of rainfall and hot weather, Occupation policy was a key factor. The olive trees bear less fruit after farmers have been expelled from the land and are prohibited from plowing and maintaining it. Settlers, who light fires, bulldoze groves, and allow pollution from hilltop settlements to run down onto agricultural areas, also contribute to the debilitation.

The Apartheid Wall fact sheet provides basic information about the Wall, including location and costs as well as how the Wall is part of a network, which includes checkpoints, tunnels and settler roads. The fact sheet also explains the ghetto system and the position of the international community. It concludes with the repression of popular resistance to the Wall, which is discussed in much more detail here.

Download Repression allowed, resistance denied: Israel’s suppression of the popular movement against the Apartheid Annexation Wall here.

On the occasion of 5th anniversary of the ICJ decision, the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) and the Grassroots Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign issued a joint report entitled Rights without Remedy. The report examines the impact the Wall has had on the rights of the Palestinian population and the inadequacy of measures taken by Israel and the international community to ensure that the ICJ’s Advisory Opinion is implemented or redress provided to victims of damages or human rights violations caused by the Wall.

This fact sheet gives a concise summary of Stop the Wall's economic analysis, within which we clarify how the dominant approach to investment and development in Palestine serves to strengthen the Wall, checkpoints and military closures, creating “sustainable” ghettos in the West Bank. Clarified are the roles of the PNA, the World Bank and DFID (and other international donors), along with three key development projects in Bethlehem, Jenin and the Jordan Valley that evidence the dangers inherent in this approach to development.

Elbit Systems is one of the largest Israeli security and defense firms, specializing in military electronics, surveillance systems, UAVs and homeland security systems. The company provides both UAVs and other military technology for Occupation forces as well as security systems for the Wall and settlements.

In 2008, a water cooperation agreement went into effect between the Los Angeles municipality, involving state educational institutions, and Israeli private and state-owned water enterprises. Such an agreement means that Los Angeles institutions are complicit with Israeli practices of water annexation and settlement, and we must ensure the agreements between the two become a target of awareness raising and concrete boycott action.

This report discusses South African economic relations with Israel as well as the related political and institutional framework. Analyzing dozens of cases of commercial ties and political initiatives, it proves once again that trade relations with Israel necessarily require involvement in or complicity with Israeli violations of human rights and international law, including assistance to Israeli occupation, colonialism and apartheid.

This briefing was created for the Norwegian Pension Fund to demand divestment from Elbit Systems. Elbit Systems is one of the largest Israel “security” and “defence” companies. It is key in manufacturing a variety of weapons used against both the Palestinian and Lebanese people as well as providing technology used to secure the Wall and settlements.

UAVs and other weapons

This briefing was created for the Norwegian Pension Fund to demand divestment from three Israeli companies. Israeli Electric Corporation (IEC), Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises Ltd, and Emblaze Ltd. all are engaged in activities that run contrary to the Fund’s ethical guidelines.

Israeli Electric Corporation (IEC)
The IEC has been in constant violation of the ethical guidelines in a number of ways. The most relevant is its historic and long-running support for Jewish settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory:

Since the Palestinian Authority was established in 1995, several projects have been launched to build the institutional framework of the Palestinian economy, so as to provide the economic basis of an independent Palestinian state. Fourteen years later, a Palestinian state with the ’67 borders has become a mirage; the economy in the West Bank is completely strangled by the apartheid infrastructure imposed by Israel, while Gaza lies in ruins as a result of over 18 months of siege and bombardments.

The olive harvest in Palestine is an age‐old tradition that reaffirms Palestinian ties to the land and serves as a vital element of Palestinian economic, social and cultural life. Each year, however, the harvest becomes a bigger challenge for the farmers who face a tightening siege from the Wall, expanding settlements, settler attacks, and permit restrictions, all of which serve to force Palestinians from their land.

An in depth study on the history of the Jahalin Bedouin, from there expulsion from Tal ‘Arad until the present. Based on a number of oral histories, the Jahalin narrate their own struggle from the days of the Nakba in 1948, when they were driven from their homeland to the construction of the Apartheid Wall, which is to isolate and swallow the last lands they have been living on for settlement expansion.

To download the PDF of the report in English, click here.

The state owned Saudi Electric Company (SEC) has signed a letter of intent to award Alstom a 1.9 billion Euro contract to build a power plant in Shoaiba.

French multinational Alstom is a 20% shareholder in Citypass consortium that has been contracted by Israel to build a light rail in Jerusalem. Alstom is the bigger partner of the two international shareholders in the project.

This factsheet highlights the history and struggle of Ni’lin. The village is located in the West Bank, 26 KM to the west of Ramallah city. The village of Ni’lin has become a site of active struggle against the Apartheid Wall. Frequent protests and confrontations between villagers and Occupation soldiers are staged on the site where bulldozers are razing land to build the latest segment of the Wall.

Development or Normalisation? A critique of West Bank development approaches and projects is the first report that examines in detail the economic and political implications of the most recent development schemes and the role international institutions have in shaping the development programme of the Fayyad government.

78 Palestinian villages, neighbourhoods, communities and cities are threatened in their very existence by the isolation imposed on them via the construction of the Wall, the settlements and their infrastructure. Throughout the West Bank some 266,442 Palestinians are facing living conditions that soon will force them to abandon their homes and communities and to turn into refugees or internally displaced people. This fact sheet gives the basic information about this wave of forced expulsion at the hands of the Occupation.

This report draws on testimonies from Palestinians living all over the West Bank about their experiences living the ghettos created by the Israeli Occupation. In the course of our research, we have identified seventy-nine villages that are in a particularly critical situation, having been completely isolated by the infrastructure of apartheid. The level of restriction placed on these villages by the Occupation makes life within them socially and economically unsustainable.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is planning and implementing a range of development projects in the Palestinian Jordan Valley, whose stated aims are to facilitate the economic development of the area and to increase Palestinian cooperation with the Israeli state.
There are fundamental weaknesses in the project, which are discussed in this briefing.

The main points addressed are:

This report is a summary of an extensive study on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement compiled by the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign and to be published in 2007. In the report we consider the scope for the development of a global BDS activism which can work in accordance with the goals set out by Palestinians in their calls. We assess the various objectives of BDS initiatives and conclude with a framework of goals, priorities and aims to take such work forwards.

The continuing destruction of the Palestinian education system by Israeli occupation and apartheid is not only an attack on the lives of individuals but threatens the development of the whole of Palestinian society.

This fact sheet details the obstacles put in the way of Palestinian youth accessing educational facilities and obtaining education and knowledge that can contribute to them and their contribute to them and their people living in dignity and freedom.


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