quinta-feira, 12 de novembro de 2009

Mr. Obama, tear down this wall - Apartheid Wall Protests

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A group of Palestinians from the popular committees and Fatah movement tore down a part of the Apartheid Wall separating occupied East Jerusaelm from the rest of the West Bank.

On Monday 9 November a hundred Palestinians waving Palestinain flags and wearing florecent jackets saying "WE ARE GOING TO JERUSALEM" took down a peice of the concrete wall near the Kalandia airport.

The fallowing leaflet was distributed by a group of Palestinians who tore down the Wall near Jerusalem:

On 9 November 1989 the world witnessed the moment of the demolition of the Berlin Wall. Similarly, at this moment, twenty years later, a group of Palestinians have demolished part of the Apartheid Wall around Jerusalem. Jerusalem, that bleeds every day... Jerusalem who's children are homeless under the rain. These young boys and girls who were promised by the martyr president Yaser Arafat that they would raise the Palestinian flag on the churches and mosques of Jerusalem. Mosques and churches who's sanctity is defiled while we passively wait for salvation unaware that the responsibility lies with each and every one of us.

Rebuilding popular resistance is essential for Jerusalem and Palestine.

In this event we are calling for a return to the achievements of the popular uprising that began on 9 December 1987. This year, on 9 December, we are calling on people to move en masse towards Jerusalem.

We are calling for the formation of a unified national leadership to lead a mass popular uprising of which all the Palestinian people, groups and political factions are a part of. This popular uprising will be pro-active and innovative with a strategy to mobilize international support for the justice of our cause, as a way out of the current political impasse. We will use this support to create international pressure to end the occupation, and establish an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, and to restore unity amongst our people, from the West Bank to Gaza.

For the release of our innocent martyrs, the freedom of our political prisoners, and a return to our unity.

For more details: Abdallah Abu Rahmah (Arabic): +972599107069
Sasha Solanas (English and Russian): +972549032981
Jonathan Pollak (Hebrew and English): +972546327736