From Thursday, 23 December 2010
To Monday, 27 December 2010
by  qumsiyeh

Christmas season and with “Free Palestine” on their brightly colored vests, hundreds of international and Palestinian activists (Muslims, Jews, Christians and others) will be gathering in Bethlehem, Jerusalem and other parts of Occupied Palestine to work for the advancement of peace with justice. Between December 22nd and December 27th, this initiative is led by over a dozen Palestinian organizations, aims to bring attention to and confronts Israel’s regime of occupation, colonialism and Apartheid system through a non-violent direct action program in five Palestinian cities (Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, Ramallah and Nablus) and several villages (including Beit Sahour, Bilin. and Al-Walaja). The action aims at using the world’s focus on Bethlehem at Christmas time to expose the continuing policy of ethnic cleansing and forced population transfer being committed against the people of Palestine. Media are highly encouraged to join these events especially on December 22nd in Jerusalem and on December 24th at noon to 2:30 PM in the Manger square in Bethlehem.