INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION TO RE-OPEN SHUHADA STREET! 25th Feb
The 25th February 2010 is the 16th anniversary of the Baruch Goldstein massacre where 29 Palestinians were murdered in the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron. On this day activists and organizations from around the world will join together in solidarity with the Palestinian residents of Hebron/ al Khaleel, through local protests that demand for the opening of Shuhada Street to Palestinians and an End to the Occupation!
Shuhada Street used to be the principal street for Palestinians residents, businesses and a very active market place in the Palestinian city of Hebron/ al Khaleel. Today, because Shuhada Street runs through the Jewish settlement of Hebron, the street is closed to Palestinian movement and looks like a virtual ghost street which only Israelis and tourists are allowed to access. Hate graffiti has been sprayed across the closed Palestinian shops and Palestinians living on the street have to enter and exit their houses through their back doors or, even sometimes by climbing over neighbor’s roofs.
We are focusing on Shuhada Street as a symbol of the settlement issue, the policy of separation in Hebron/al Khaleel and the entire West Bank, the lack of freedom of movement, and the occupation at large.
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=298539656617
To find out more visit: http://openshuhadastreet.org/