Freedom Now For Tel Rumeida and Shuhada Street
Dismantle the Ghetto--Take the Settlers Out of Hebron
END the Daily Abuses by Settlers and Israeli Military
END the Policy of Ethnic Cleansing
The people of Tel Rumeida are currently living in a Closed Military Zone. The Israeli Military controls the the lives of the people. Only Palestinian people who reside in Tel Rumeida and Internationals are permitted to enter Tel Rumeida through one of the numerous checkpoints. The military may close a checkpoint at any point. Palestinian family members and friends who do not live in Tel Rumeida are not permitted to enter. This is just the beginning of the injustices Tel Rumeidans experience every day and night...
It is time for the International Community to Speak Up and Call for Justice Now!
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1. Access restrictions imposed by the Israeli authorities in H2, compounded by systematic harassment by Israeli settlers and, occasionally, by Israeli forces, have resulted in the displacement of thousands of Palestinians and the deterioration of the living conditions of those who stayed...
2. Palestinians living in the restricted areas face serious challenges in accessing basic services, including schools, emergency health services and water and sanitation...
3. The Israeli authorities justify the restrictions imposed on the Palestinian population as a means to protect the Israeli settlers...
4. There are serious gaps in the enforcement of the rule of law on Israeli settlers involved in violence and intimidation against Palestinians...
5. As the occupying power, Israel is obligated to ensure that the humanitarian needs of Palestinians living in Hebron are met and that they are able to exercise their human rights... read more
Photo by Marta Feirra - February 02, 2016
END the Closed Military Zone
END all forms of Collective Punishment
article from Palestinian Monitor
Visitors to Tel Rumeida, in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, have to take a muddy, steep and narrow path that crosses Palestinian families’ backyards in the hilly neighbourhood.
They try to avoid the barbed wire and the slippery parts of the long and difficult footpath. The easiest way, a simple 2-minute walk from Bab a-Zawiya, the nearest checkpoint, is closed to non-residents.
Israeli forces declared the Tel Rumeida neighbourhood a closed military zone in November and implemented strict restrictions, following the increase in attacks against Israeli forces and settlers in the region. The new restrictions, described by the Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem as “draconian” and a “collective punishment,” impose serious limitations on residents. read more
Representative Betty McCullom who led the legislative effort was joined by Mark Pocan (D-WI), Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), John Conyers (D-MI), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), André Carson (D-IN), Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and Danny Davis (D-IL) in supporting a bill in the House to prevent American tax dollars from paying for human rights violations against Palestinian children during the course of Israeli military detention. (more information on Bill H.R. 4391)
The bill does not change the amount of financial assistance Israel receives from the U.S., only limiting how it can be spent. By supporting the bill, US citizens are saying that they do not want your taxes to pay for the human rights abuses that are happening to Palestinian children under Israeli military detention. ( learn more at Call to Action)
Defense for Children International - Palestine along with support from American Friends Service Committee helped draft this bill while thinking about the estimated 500 to 700 children, all under 18, prosecuted and convicted each year in Israeli military courts that lack fundamental fair trial rights and protections.
The American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization that works for lasting peace with justice as a manifestation of faith in action, is grateful to Congresswoman McCollum for introducing this legislation. For three years, AFSC and our partners have been mobilizing supporters around the country to say that military detention is no way to treat a child. This bill is a result of that organizing and an unprecedented action in support of Palestinian rights that should swiftly become law.
Learn more at No Way to Treat a Child website
First-ever Bill on Palestine Human Rights introduced to United States Congress, November 14, 2017 by U. S. Representative Betty McCollum
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