Put an end to the ‘Closed Military Zone’ in Tel Rumeida and Shuhada Street, Hebron

ACT NOW ! Put an end to the ‘Closed Military Zone’ in Tel Rumeida and Shuhada Street, Hebron
  


​The undersigned organisations are calling on the international community to take immediate action regarding the continuous closure of the Tel Rumeida neighborhood and the part of Shuhada Street that has remained accessible to Palestinian residents since the Ibrahimi mosque massacre in 1994, in occupied al-Khalil (Hebron). For more than two months, Palestinians and internationals have been denied access to this part of the city since the Israeli occupation forces have declared the area a ‘closed military zone’.

The ‘closed military zone’, first declared on November 1st 2015, was designed to include Palestinian neighborhoods while excluding adjacent illegal Israeli settlements. This discriminatory closure is being upheld by continuously renewed ‘military orders’ that lack official signatures or stamps. Palestinian residents were forced to register with the army or else risk being barred from their homes, while Israeli settlers are free to roam the streets without being stopped.  Read more...


Call to Action!

“This legislation highlights Israel’s system of military detention of Palestinian children and ensures that no American assistance to Israel supports human rights violations,” Congresswoman McCollum said. “Peace can only be achieved by respecting human rights, especially the rights of children. Congress must not turn a blind eye the unjust and ongoing mistreatment of Palestinian children living under Israeli occupation.”  

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From US Representative Betty McCollum

Dismantle The Ghetto, Take Settlers Out of Hebron


This year marks 23 years since the Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre, when 29 Palestinians were killed by Israeli settler Baruch Goldstein during their morning prayers.

In commemoration of the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre and the closure of Shuhada Street, an annual action has taken place since 2010. This year Palestinians have started the campaign “Dismantle the Ghetto, Take Settlers Out of Hebron” to promote Right to Life and Freedom of Movement. On February 24th, CPT Hebron have been asked by their partners to be present on the ground and the extended CPT community have been requested to stand in solidarity in their respective communities. Please find below a list of suggested actions that you may be able to do:

1. Organize sit-ins in front of Israeli embassies around the world.

2. Contact representatives within your government, requesting that they stop settlers from controlling the center of Hebron and the reopening of Shuhada Street.

3. Send messages and make phone calls to Israeli embassies around the world, requesting that they stop settlers from controlling center of Hebron and the reopening of Shuhada Street.

4. Tweet about Shuhada Street with hashtags.: #DismantleTheGhetto

5. Hold the Hebron community in your prayers.

6. Any new and innovative ideas from your side to help raise awareness.

Background
After the tragedy of February 25th 1994, Shuhada Street, the main road leading to the Tomb of the Patriarchs and a bustling marketplace frequented by Palestinians, became a restricted road. Eventually all Palestinian shops, government buildings and the central bus station located on Shuhada street were forcibly closed, with the latter being turned into an Israeli army base. The road became completely closed to Palestinians in 2001, whilst remaining open to Israeli settlers. Palestinian homes that line Shuhada Street have been sealed shut, with families having to pass through checkpoints to access their residence. 


from Christian Peacemaker Teams

Freedom for Tel Rumeida, a local based organization, calls on the international community to contact their government representatives and officials to end the occupation of Tel Rumeida by Israeli Military and Police.  Read through our website.  The people of Tel Rumeida live in an enclosed ghetto.  Demand of your elected representatives and officials to contact Israeli to end the control of this area of Hebron by the settlers and Israeli military and police.  


Tonight or tomorrow, write a personal letter highlighting the injustices. One personal letter has more impact than a petition.  Commit to writing a letter once of month highlighting the injustices that have occurred.  Suggested foci for your letter:


  • End the closed military zone
  • End all forms of collective punishment
  • End closures and night raids
  • End policy of collective punishment
  • End daily abuses by settlers and Israeli miitary
  • Remove barriers and checkpoint


Thank you for taking action in writing your governmental officials!

 



The Electronic Intifada:  Historic US bill would outlaw Israel aid used to abuse children


by Nora Barrows-Friedman, November 14, 2017 

Contact your government official today!

Ten members of Congress are cosponsoring a bill to bar the US from financially supporting human rights abuses of Palestinian children by the Israeli military.

The Promoting Human Rights by Ending Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act, introduced on Tuesday, is the first ever bill to prioritize the human rights of Palestinian children as a condition for US support, according to campaigners.

The bill requires the Secretary of State to annually certify that no US funds allocated to Israel will have been used to “support military detention, interrogation, abuse, or ill-treatment of Palestinian children.”

The legislation would block funds used by Israel to inflict “torture or cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment,” “physical violence, including restraint in stress positions,” “hooding, sensory deprivation, death threats or other forms of psychological abuse.  


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A list of many Israeli Embassies across the world, telephone numbers, emails and the name of the Israeli Ambassador to each country.  Please contact when injustices occur!

Israeli Embassies Across the World:
US : 202 364 5500  Email: Consular Services : consular@washington.mfa.gov.il David Friedman Ambassador
UK: (+44)  020 7957 9516  Email: info@london.mfa.gov.il Mark Regev Ambassador
Netherlands: Tel (+31) 70 376 0500 / 03  Email:  consular@hague.mfa.gov.il, Haim Divon, Ambassador
Canada: Tel (+1) (613) 567-6450 Email info@ottawa.mfa.gov.il  Miriam Ziv, Ambassador
France:  Tel (+33) 1 40 76 55 00 Email: consul-sec@paris.mfa.gov.il 
Ireland:  Tel (+353) 1 230 9400 Email: info@dublin.mfa.gov.il  Ze’ev Boker, Ambassador
Belgium: Tel (+32) 2 373 55 00 Email: web@brussels.mfa.gov.il  Jacques Revah Ambassador
Germany : Tel (+49) 30 89 04 55 00 Email botschaft@israel.de  Yacov-David Hadas Handelsman, Ambassador
Italy:  Tel (+39) 06 3619 8500 Email cons4@roma.mfa.gov.il  Naor Gilon, Ambassador
Sweden: Tel (+46) 8 528 065 00 Email info@stockholm.mfa.gov.il  Isaac Bachman, Ambassador
Norway: Tel (+47) 21 01 95 00 Email israel@oslo.mfa.gov.il  Dr Naim Araidi, Ambassador
Spain: Tel (+34) 91 782 95 00 Email info@madrid.mfa.gov.il  Alon Bar, Ambassador
Portugal: Tel (+351) 21 045 5500 Email israelemb@lisbon.mfa.gov.il  Tzipora Rimon, Ambassador
Argentina: Tel (+54) 11 3724 4500 Email info@buenosaires.mfa.gov.il  Dorit Shavit, Ambassador
Australia: Tel (+61) 2 6215 4500 Email info@canberra.mfa.gov.il  Shmuel Ben-Shmuel, Ambassador
Colombia: Tel (+57) 1 327 7500 Email consular@bogota.mfa.gov.il Marco Sermoneta, Ambassador
Jordan: Tel (+962) 6 550 3500 / 42  Email: cons-sec@amman.mfa.gov.il  Daniel Nevo, Ambassador
Turkey:  Tel(+90) 312 459 7500 Email  info@ankara.mfa.gov.il  Amira Oron, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
Chile: Tel (+56) 2 2750 0500 Email info@santiago.mfa.gov.il  Eldad Hayet, 

Israeli occupation forces try to arrest a Palestinian boy during a demonstration against Israel’s wall in the West Bank village of al-Maasara, 9 November 2012.   Oren ZivActiveStills

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