European initiative against settlement and wall launched in The Hague

29/03/2011 – 02:28 PM

AMSTERDAM, (PIC)– Pro-Palestinian organizations in Europe declared the launch of the European initiative for removing the wall and settlements in The Hague, Netherlands.

This came during “Palestina festival 2011…No occupation, no blockade” that was held earlier this week in Zazat Blaine hall in Rotterdam city.

The initiative is a consortium of many human rights organizations operating throughout the European continent and they oppose the construction of settlements and the segregation wall in occupied Palestine.

Head of the festival Amin Abu Rashid stated in a speech that this initiative is aimed at fighting Israel’s settlement activities and its construction of the apartheid wall in the occupied Palestinian territories, which constitute a flagrant violation of international law.

He affirmed that the initiative would follow up and deal with all issues related to settlement expansion and the apartheid wall in the occupied lands, especially in Jerusalem, in which there are intensive settlement construction, displacement of its indigenous population, demolition of homes and land confiscation.

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