The Apartheid Wall Campaign

The Apartheid Wall Campaign


Report # 1 of the Apartheid Wall Campaign is a general look -an introduction- to the Apartheid Wall itself and the Apartheid Wall Campaign, and includes information on the context in which the Apartheid Wall is taking place, as it is not without precedent that Israel will unilaterally confiscate lands and destroy the lives and livelihoods of Palestinians under the usual pretenses in order to achieve long-standing goals.

And, though the Apartheid Wall is an indivisible part of the closure and siege policy of the occupation, and is a continuation or 'advancement' of these policy; it is also unique in that it is a clear, widely-supported (both in its Israeli domestic approval and international complicity) mechanism (a Wall) used by Israel to confiscate and destroy massive amounts of land (some 10% of the West Bank) and devastate the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

Work done in report 1 is a shared effort between the Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem (ARIJ), the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC), the Palestinian Hydrology Group (PHG),  LAW, the Land Research Center (LRC), and the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees (UPMRC), all of whom are PENGON members. The CC is headed by PENGON, which is the Campaign Coordinator and the heads Campaign Center.

Following the first two CC meetings, subcommittees for the Campaign have been formed. The three subcommittees are: International Advocacy and Media, Research and Information Collection, and Social Mobilization.

Several Public meetings have also been held in areas in the northern areas affected by the Apartheid Wall, and consequently Local councils, farmers unions, and other grassroots organizations have formally joined the Campaign. The first Two Emergency Centers for the Campaign have been established in where information collection, meetings, and public and legal services can be provided to those affected by the Apartheid Wall.

The CC members have volunteered staff and other resources to the Campaign, including the funding of the Emergency Centers and providing field officers and researchers. The Campaign is overwhelming  a volunteer effort.

The Campaign is open to any organizations or individuals who would like to join and supports the Campaign efforts.



Prepared by:
The Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem

Categories: Separation Plans