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This July, Take Action Against The Apartheid Wall

by Ramah Kudaimi, Membership & Outreach Coordinator
June 3rd, 2014

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10 Years After ICJ Declaration, Act to Stop Impunity! 

July 9, 2014 will mark a decade since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued its advisory opinion that declared the Apartheid Wall in the West Bank illegal under international law. The Court was clear in its ruling: it demanded the Wall be torn down; sanctioned once again Palestinian rights; and called upon the international community to enforce Israeli compliance. Ten years later, the Wall and illegal settlements continue to grow in Palestine, embodying a massive instrument of land annexation, pillage of natural resources, and displacement.

More than 30 Palestinian coalitions and organizations are calling on people all across the world to join efforts and m
ake July the month of Against the Apartheid Wall!

There are many ways activists for Palestinian rights can get involved throughout the month to support the struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. 

Raise awareness about the Wall and its impact on Palestinians. You can find factsheets, infographics, videos, and more here and here

Start and strengthen campaigns against the companies building and maintaining the Wall. Use your actions and events as an opportunity to outreach to other communities also affected by these companies.

In April, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded Elbit Systems an $87 million contract to produce and install surveillance systems along the U.S.-Mexico border, further militarizing U.S. attempts at immigration "reform."

The world's largest security firm, G4S, profits from mass incarceration. 
In the U.S., G4S operates privatized juvenile detention facilities and works alongside Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection to detain and deport people across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Participate in the July 9 We Divest National Day of Action- 10 Years Later: BDS Breaks Through! Activists will take to the streets to celebrate the former walls BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns have broken through and to call on pension fund TIAA-CREF and the companies they invest in to tear another brick from the Wall and break their ties with the occupation. Find resources and ideas to help you plan here.

Post photos and videos of your actions on twitter using #StopImpunity. 


Find other ideas and share your planned actions to be posted here.

We hope you will respond to this call from Palestinian groups and plan to take action this July. 

Stop the Impunity! 


P.S.
-- US Campaign member group American Muslims for Palestine is urging consumers to 
boycott Israeli medjool dates, especially during the month of Ramadan when Muslims worldwide break their daily fast on dates. Learn more about the campaign and companies to boycott here. If you are on Twitter, join their Thunderclap campaign