Next Tuesday: English Language Tour in the Occupied West Bank

An English-language tour in the occupied West Bank with Machsom Watch activists will take place next Tuesday, October 9. Machsom Watch writes: “On our illuminating tours in the areas between Qalqilia and Alfe Menashe, Kadum and Kedumim, Mascha and Elkana, let the participants acquire an understanding of daily life in the West Bank while meeting with Palestinians who continue to wish for peace.” The tour is approximately 7 hours long.

Machsom Watch is a volunteer organization of Israeli women who are peace activists from all sectors of society. “We oppose the Israeli occupation in the area known as the West Bank; we oppose the expropriation of Palestinian land and the denial of Palestinian human rights.  We support the right of Palestinians to move freely in their land and oppose the checkpoints, which severely restrict Palestinian daily life.”

Since 2001 “We have been observing and reporting on the Occupation. On a daily basis, we monitor the West Bank checkpoints, the separation fences, the agricultural gates, the military courts and Palestinian villages.  We document what we see and what is reported to us by local Palestinians.”