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Support Amnesty International's campaign to Bring Mordechai Vanunu to London in June
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Did you know?



Settlements Generate Virtually No Economic Activity
"A recent Israeli government report estimated there are…$250 million in annual exports — [only] 0.55 percent of the national total — from the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, territories the international community generally considers illegally occupied."
Jodi Rodoren cited by Richard Silverstein, 22 Jan 2014

Daily acts of violence committed by Jewish Israeli citizens against West Bank Palestinians
"These incidents — now particularly heightened during the olive harvest season — are not the aberration from the norm, but a regular feature of life in the occupied West Bank. In 2012, over 7,500 Palestinian olive trees were destroyed. In the 5-year period between 2007 and 2011, there was a 315 percent increase in settler violence."
Mairav Zonszein, Israel Must Stop Settler Violence, 8 November 2013
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Police impunity
After their own investigations establishing a prima facie violation, Btselem has lodged over 280 complaints of alleged police violence in the oPt since the start of the second Intifada: "we are aware of only 12 indictments" Btselem April 2013
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Runners in the first ever Bethlehem Marathon were forced to run two laps of the same course on Sunday 21 April 2013, as Palestinians were unable to find a single stretch of free land that is 26 miles long in Area A, where the PA has both security and civil authority. See Marathon report
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30th March, land day.
On 30 March 1976, thousands of Palestinians living as a minority in Israel mounted a general strike and organised protests against Israeli government plans to expropriate almost 15,000 acres of Palestinian land in the Galilee.The Israeli government, led by prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and defence minister Shimon Peres, sent in the army to break up the general strike. The Israeli army killed six unarmed Palestinians, wounded hundreds and arrested hundreds more, including political activists. All were citizens of Israel.
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* Out of 103 investigations opened in 2012 into alleged offences committed by Israeli soldiers in the occupied territories, not a single indictment served to date
Yesh Din, 3 Feb 2013
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* In total, out of an area of 1.6 million dunams in the Jordan Valley, Israel has seized 1.25 million − some 77.5 percent − where Palestinians are forbidden to enter.
Haaretz editorial, 4 Feb 2013
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International Women’s Peace Service – Palestine

 

 

The International Women’s Peace Service-Palestine is currently recruiting volunteers:

The International Women’s Peace Service (IWPS) is a small team of international female human-rights activists in Palestine.

 

We:

* provide accompaniment to Palestinian civilians (including farmers during the olive harvest), document and non-violently intervene in human-rights abuses

* support Palestinians in their non-violent resistance to end the Israeli military occupation and construction of the barrier throughout the West Bank.

IWPS is run entirely by volunteers, and is committed to peace and justice.

IWPS is currently inviting applications from women who would like to join our team.

Successful applicants will be invited to our 6 day training being held in Portugal in September 2012. You will be expected to serve 1-3 months in the West Bank, as well as supporting our work outside of Palestine. Applicants should be able to commit to further terms of 1-3 months in Palestine. The training will be provided by experienced IWPS volunteers, who freely give their time.

Short term volunteers, who commit to a single, one month term are also welcome to apply.

For more information and to download an application pack please go to our website
or contact us.

Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for the next training, as places are limited.

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