Residents of Al Nu’man Resist Exclusion and Indirect Forcible Transfer!
Call For symbolic action – lift the siege!
Saturday, 5th May 11 a.m.
Residents of Al Nu’man will stage a symbolic action drawing attention to human rights violations experienced daily through the Israeli policy of transfer, the construction of the Israeli separation wall, and Israeli settlement construction and expansion.
Al Nu’man villagers, that two weeks ago hosted the visit of the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict of UN General Secretary, Mrs Radhika Coomaraswamy, are waiting now for the High Court hearing – scheduled for May 13 th – that will decide about the petition recently filed by the community and asking for the improvement of living conditions.
Accompanied by international human rights workers and members of Israeli and Palestinian organizations, residents of Al Nu’man will meet their relatives living in the neighbouring West Bank villages at the checkpoint, established for the exclusive passage of the twenty-some families of Al Nu’man.
Since May 2006 residents of the village are not allowed visitors of any kind from beyond the fence: No family members, school friends, providers of basic services as doctors and veterinarian for the goats, garbage trucks, gas providers. Although the community is now completely cut off from the West Bank, the Municipality of Jerusalem refuses to provide the basic services.
This is due to the fact that, in 1967, the lands of the community were unilaterally annexed to Israel but the residents of Al Nu’man were not given Jerusalem ID cards. As a result residents are classified by the Israeli Ministry of the Interior as “persons staying illegally” on Israeli lands.
The community is inviting all press to visit Al Nu’man to cover this story!
Speakers from Palestinian and Israeli organizations involved in the case will be present to provide analysis on Al Nu’man’s current situation.
Organized by the Community of Al Nu’man and Stop Bethlehem Bleeding Campaign, in cooperation with: Ta’ayush, AIC, Al-Haq, and other Israeli and Palestinian civil society organizations.
Jerusalem – Liberty Bell Garden , Parking Lot at 9.30.am (Transportation contact: Oded 052.8590924).
Beit Sahour – Souq Shab at 10.00 a.m. (for more info contact 054-5718763 – 054.6376735).
For more information contact:
English – Caroline EAPPI 054.799.8724 / Hebrew (and English) – Efrat 054.5617414
Arabic – Jamal 0599.716959 – 0522.879461