Umm Salamuna Anti-Apartheid Wall Demo on Mother’s Day & the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Umm Salamuna– Tomorrow, March 21, at 1:00 PM, on Mother’s Day & the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Umm Salamuna– Tomorrow, March 21, at 1:30 PM, on Mother’s Day & the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Palestinians from the souther Bethlehem village of Umm Salamuna and neighboring villages will protest against the Israeli bulldozers which are currently razing their land for the Apartheid Wall. In honor of Mother’s Day, Palestinian and international women will march in solidarity on the frontlines during the demonstration.
Previously, villagers held a rally and blocked an Israeli settler road in protest at the Wall which will annex 700 dunums to the Israeli settlement of Efrat and destroy 270 dunums. Unless the Israeli army intervenes, the villagers plan to march from the village to the Wall and stop the bulldozers from continuing the destruction of the land. Local representatives will give speeches focusing on the effects of the destruction of their fields, trees, and land.
Palestinian, Israeli, and international solidarity activists will join in the struggle against Israel’s apartheid laws and the destruction and theft of land in this region.
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on March 21st. It was first established in 1966, following a tragic event that shocks the conscience: the massacre of young students peacefully protesting against apartheid laws, adopted by the South African government, a brutal regime that applied the theory of inequality between races, regardless of humanity’s moral and ethical advances. Proclaiming the International Day, the United Nations General Assembly called upon the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.
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Mahmoud (Umm Salamuna): 0599586004
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