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November 10, 2009

Tear down THIS wall!

By Mary Rizzo • Nov 9th, 2009 at 16:11 •
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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 piece of the concrete wall near the Kalandia airport.

The following 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 whose 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.

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Witness – Ramallah TV – Parts 1 and 2

Al-Quds Educational Television is a small, public service, non-profit channel based in Ramallah, which gives Palestinians the chance to show their own stories, to their own communities.
It is under constant threat of financial ruin, Israeli repression and falling foul of the Palestinain factions it criticises.
This film meets some of the characters both on and behind the screens at the station, and explores the stories they want to tell the world about life in the West Bank.

Sixty years of massacres

ei: Sussex University students vote to boycott Israeli goods

ei: Sussex University students vote to boycott Israeli goods

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Israel targeting the boycott movement

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Palestinian activist Mohammed Othman. (Stop the Wall)

Mya Guarnieri, The Electronic Intifada, 9 November 2009

For nearly six weeks now Mohammed Othman, a prominent Palestinian activist and an outspoken advocate of the nonviolent boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, has been held in an Israeli military prison without charges. On 22 September 2009 Othman, 34, was detained at the Allenby Crossing as he attempted to enter the occupied West Bank from Jordan. He was returning from a trip to Norway, where he met with Finance Minister Kristin Halvorsen, amongst other officials.

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