As on the first Friday of every month, tomorrow, September 2, Israelis and Palestinians will again be holding a joint march against the Occupation and for peace, independence, and justice for both peoples, organized by “Combatants for Peace” and the “Together We Stand” peace movement.
Towards this Friday’s march the organizers have written:
“Everywhere you look these days, you can see frustration, violence, and Occupation, and despair has become the only option. All around us, reality is increasingly difficult and violent, claiming more and more victims. No matter where we turn — in the media, on the street, and of course in politics — we also hear that this reality is the only possibility, that there is no alternative.
“This time at the freedom rally, marching towards the Tunnels Checkpoint, we will also protest the Israeli government’s wholesale administrative detention. ‘Administrative detention’ may sound like a dry term, but it is another code in the dictionary of the Occupation; it is the code for a prisoner being held without indictment or trial, under dire conditions and without a time limit. In many cases they don’t even know what they are accused of. In Israel, at this moment, approximately 650 Palestinians are being kept under administrative detention, and in this manner thousands have been held over the years.
“So, on Friday, September 2nd, we will gather at 13:30 near the Tunnels Checkpoint (Route 60 – Housaan Junction), and march together against administrative detentions and for freedom — pure and simple — from intimidation and military rule.”
For information about transportation from Palestine to the rally: Reyad Halees 059-5224638
Bus transportation from Israel to the rally:
- Jerusalem — leaving Liberty Bell Park (Gan Hapa’amon) at 12:30
- Tel Aviv — leaving Central Train Station (Rakevet Merkaz/Savidor/Arlozorov) at 11:45
- Transportation from Haifa and Be’er Sheva will be available on request.
To sign up for transportation from Israel: https://goo.gl/forms/