We invite you to join us on Wednesday, November 14 at 3:30 pm in Republic Square in Belgrade in black and in silence, to express our solidarity with our friends across the world who are working against the construction of the apartheid wall in the occupied West Bank in Palestine.
We, Women in Black - Belgrade, join our friends who, from November 9 to 16, mark The Week of Action against the Apartheid Wall.
The state of Israel is building this segregation wall, which is more than 8 meters high, in the occupied West Bank. Today, the occupation of Palestine is the longest military occupation in history.
The wall makes it impossible for Palestinians to move freely. It is proof that Israel does not want to withdraw its troops from The Occupied Territories, but to intensify the brutal character of the occupation by dividing Palestinian land.
The presence of Israel in The Occupied Territories and the construction of this racist wall are obstacles to a just and lasting peace. Construction of the apartheid wall is a striking violation of human rights and violates international humanitarian law.
Violence in the region continues. It increased with the US’s ‘war against terror,’ which justifies the abolition of civil rights and supports repressive regimes and attacks on refugees.
From November 9 to 16, actions against the occupation are occurring throughout the world. Stop the Wall Campaign actions are being held in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, The Canary Islands, Denmark, Japan, Mauritius, Mexico, Norway, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, and Venezuela.
November 13, 2007