The Apartheid Wall

Around 160 Palestinian youths attended a day of voluntary activities in Wadi Qana, a valley in the Salfit district. Stop the Wall called for this activity in order to carry out environmental and agricultural work for the benefit of the Palestinian citizens and the surrounding landscape.

A group of more than 60 Palestinian youths participated in a trip to the village of al Walaja, to the west of Bethlehem, on Friday 15th June 2012 in order to reach out to the local community and to enhance the Palestinian presence in the area which has experienced much land confiscation, settler violence and repression by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) over the years.

"The only alternative that would be acceptable to me would be your complete withdrawal from all Palestinian land.” The case of Khalid Abdullah Yassin.

Nabi Saleh: The information office of the popular committee in Nabi Saleh reported that 3 children, Mahmoud Shaker al-Tamimi (14 years), and Islam al-Tamimi (16 years), and Muhammad Bilal al-Tamimi (11 years), were wounded by rubber coated bullets during the weekly demonstration against land theft.

Nabi Saleh: During the weekly protest at Nabi Saleh on Friday 18th March, against the wall and settlements, the Israeli Occupation Forces fired tear gas, rubber bullets and skunk water at protestors, injuring two Palestinians, Wa'ad Tamimi (15 years), and Walid al-Tamimi (16 years) and one international activist. A choir from Scotland attended the protest and sang songs of solidarity at the front of the procession.

Attacks by Israeli settlers on Palestinians in the West Bank continue apace, while the occupational forces provide the aggressors' with protection. The attacks, ranging from destruction of fruit trees to seizure of land, demonstrate Israel's continued commitment to policies of terrorism and ethnic cleansing as they continue to expand and build on stolen land.

 

Bil'in:  Around 100 protesters gathered to protest the colonial apartheid Wall in Bil’in and show support for the ongoing hunger strike in Israeli jails. In response dozens of tear gas canisters and flash-bang grenades were launched into the crowd, setting fire to many acres of land and more than 20 olive trees.

The occupation forces destroyed  this early morning an agricultural shed in Zabda village in Jenin district.

The owner of the shed is the farmer Mahmoud Jalal Hamdan, who used this space to store agricultural equipments.

The villagers confirm that this shed is located close to the apartheid wall.

Demolitions by the Israeli occupation authorities, in particular in area C, have been at the rise during 2011 and continue at accelerated speed in 2012 with almost 100 structures demolished since the beginning of this year.

The first time I went to Turkalem, in the northeast of the West Bank, I did not know much about the situation there. I basically knew that it was mainly an agricultural region.

In Turkalem I met Faize Taneeb, an organic farmer, which already makes his story intresting, but the conditions he has to wrok his land, are the ones that make his case a special one.

“We shouldn’t link our popular resistance to a time-bound goal. It should continue as long as its main reason exists, which is the Israeli Occupation."

The occupation forces oppressed the Anti-apartheid Wall and -settlement weekly protest around the West Bank by using metal bullets covered with rubber, gas, and sound bombs against Palestinian and international protesters, which caused dozens of suffocation cases.

Occupation forces suppressed the weekly protest in Nabi Saleh village, which came under the title of “Loyalty for Our Prisoners” in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners strike currently being held in occupation prisons. Many of these prisoners were incarcerated arbitrarily for their political actions against the occupation.

Protesters were shot by metal bullets covered with rubber, which injured 4 protesters. They were also shot by tear gas canisters, causing dozens of suffocation cases among the protesters.

Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons are on hunger strike for the fifth consecutive day in protest of being forced into isolation cells and being deprived of family visits.

Under the title"We Will Not Forget Our Prisoners" dozens of suffocation cases in Bilin weekly protest. Dozens were seriously suffocated during the weekly protest in Bil'in after shooting tear gas bombs and bullets towards the protesters and the international activists by the occupation forces.

On Friday, a young man and a child were injured during the weekly protest against the Apartheid Wall in al-Ma'asara village in Bethlehem after the occupation forces attacked the participants.

The villagers of Nilin had conducted Friday prayers on their land near the Apartheid Wall. During the sermon, Murad Amira Al-Khatib mentioned the need to close ranks in the face of Occupation and called for the expeditious implementation of the reconciliation agreement.

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 in 2010 as well as settlement expansion and settler violence.

Click here to download the Apartheid Wall 2010 fact sheet.

The cement curb-like structure is deceiving to the viewer. It looks harmless next to the winding road. At most, its existence might strike the viewer with curiosity, not alarm. Yet this curb not only brings a reminder of the occupation’s past violent actions but also a bleak future. For this curb is the start to the route of the Apartheid wall that is being built in the small Palestinian village of Umm Salamuna. 

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.

An extensive PowerPoint presentation to download and use in your awareness raising events. It illustrates the racist separation and expulsion perpetrated by the Occupation all over Palestine and highlights how the Occupation's policies in the West Bank and Gaza are mirrored inside the Green Line.

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