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June 5 Protest to Mark 36 Years of Occupation

June 5 Demonstration to Mark 36 Years of Occupation

International Day Of Action For Justice In Palestine

June 5, 2003 – 11am - Huwarra Checkpoint – Nablus

On June 5, 2003, the thirty-sixth anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, the community of Nablus, joined by members of the International Solidarity Movement, will demonstrate at the Huwarra checkpoint to protest the continuous violence perpetrated by the Israeli Occupation Forces [IOF] against Palestinian communities and international human rights workers in Occupied Palestine. This non-violent, civil demonstration will be primarily comprised of members of the medical, educational, legal, journalist, civil and human rights organizations of Nablus.

Significant support will also provided by community members who have been severely injured as a direct result of IOF violence against a civilian population.

This march will emphasis the repeated demands for an end to:

–the Israeli Occupation of Palestine [as defined by UNSC resolution 242]

–the arrest, torture and killing of the Palestinian population

–the arrest, deportation and killing of journalists and human rights observers

–the confiscation of Palestinian land and water resources, and the destruction of homes

–the construction of an apartheid wall

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