29 January 2012 | Global March to Jerusalem
Join us as we intensify our struggle against forced exile and the system of Israeli apartheid on Land Day 2012. We Palestinians have been ethnically cleansed and uprooted from our lands starting in the 1948 Nakba (Catastrophe) which resulted in the creation of the millions of refugees who are now living in the Diaspora. Nineteen years later, in 1967, Israel illegally annexed East-Jerusalem and the West Bank in a move which marked the Naksa (Setback), and subjected the remaining Palestinians to a brutal military occupation.
We are now in 2012, and we are still living in exile or under the Israeli apartheid regime, the illegal construction of colonial settlements is confiscating the remaining parts of Palestine, the Separation Wall divides and separates villages and towns, and Palestinians in Jerusalem are threatened of being driven out of their homes and lands for the mere purpose of the Judaization of this sacred city.
But we will not leave. We will stand and be firm. We will not permit thousands of years of our attachment to our land and our Holy City to be broken. We therefore invite and call upon all persons of courage and good will around the world to stand up and walk, with your fellow human beings, regardless of religion, of political affiliation – to stand up as responsible human beings and walk peacefully towards Jerusalem on the 30th of March, 2012.
We therefore ask all our brothers and sisters throughout the world to join Palestinians on Land Day, 30 March, 2011, in challenging the barriers, borders and procedures that separate Palestinians from Jerusalem and from their homes and lands in all of historic Palestine.
Palestinian National and Islamic Organizations
Al-Rowwad Cultural and Theatre Training Centre
Al-Walaja Popular Resistance Committee
The Alternative Information Center – AIC
BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights
Beit Ummar Popular Resistance Committee
Bil’in Popular Resistance Committee
Friends of Freedom and Justice, Bil’in
Holy Land Trust
Nabi Saleh Popular Resistance Committee
Ni’lin Popular Resistance Committee
Palestinian Centre for Rapprochement between People
Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign
Palestine Justice Network
Palestine Solidarity Project
Popular Struggle Coordinating Committee
Siraj Center for Holy Land Studies
Youth Against Settlements (Hebron)
Youth Activity Center