- Published on Friday, 08 June 2012 09:08
No Social Justice without Ending the Occupation!....Demonstration to Mark 45 Years of Occupation
Saturday June 9, 2012 - gathering at 20:00 in Rabin Square, ending the march at 20:30, rally in Gan Meir Park, Tel Aviv at 21:00
45 years, and the occupation in the 1967 borders still continues: 45 years of denial the Palestinians' right to freedom About four million Palestinians live under an occupation regime in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. The policy of Apartheid, expulsion, settlement and land theft continue 600 checkpoints, thousands of political prisoners and over 300 administrative detainees without trial.
The defense and settlement expansion budgets become ever more bloated, year by year.
The Summer of 2011 had seen a momentous development in Israel: Hundreds of thousands of protesters joined millions, in the Middle East and throughout the world, demanding social justice, democracy and liberation from the shackles of oppression.
But the economic and social situation in Israel is not and cannot be detached from the political situation, from the continuing occupation and oppression of the Palestinians.
While the regional dictators are trampled one by one under the wheels of history, the government of Israel continues its policy of denial. But the peoples of our region have already shown that a no regime can maintain itself without limit by brute force.
It's time to choose between oppression, theft and settlement – or life in peace.
How can we be good neighbors with people who seek freedom and democracy, while Israel continues to deny the Palestinian people the right to independence, to freedom of movement, work, health and education?
The separation policy must stop. An end must come to the injustice which contravenes morality and humanity, to the policy of ongoing expulsion.