World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Freedom March Converges On Ramallah

Freedom March Converges On Ramallah And Final Push To Jerusalem

On August 18 and 19 the Freedom March will travel from Beitunia, through Ramallah, Qalandia, Al-Ram and then will attempt to culminate in Jerusalem.

Wednesday, August 18, the Freedom March leaves Beitunia in the morning and will march to Ramallah where they will visit with the prisoners' solidarity tent to show their support for the political prisoners at approximately 11:00am. The prisoners are on hunger strike as of Sunday August 15 to demand basic rights and an end to abuse in the prisons.

Wednesday morning a delegation of The Freedom March will visit President Arafat in Ramallah. They will share the stories they have heard from the communities about the hardship resulting from the Wall and the impact on the lives of Palestinians throughout the West Bank.

At approximately 1:00pm the Freedom March will join the demonstration in support of political prisoners on hunger strike. The March will then continue on to Qalandia Checkpoint where at 4:00pm Israeli peace activists will be joining from the other side to march together to Al-Ram. From there they will attempt to reach Jerusalem.

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


At The UN: Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer To Entry Into Force

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>


Other Australian Detention

Gordon Campbell: On The Censorship Havoc In South Africa’s State Broadcaster

Demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s President Jacob Zuma, and SABC camera operators responsible for choosing camera angles that have allegedly made the President ‘look shorter’ were to be retrained... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On A Bad Week For Malcolm Turnbull, And The Queen

Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp... In every other respect though, this election has been a total disaster for the Liberals. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Bidding Bye Bye To Boris

Boris Johnson’s exit from the contest for Conservative Party leadership supports the conspiracy theory that he never really expected the “Leave” option to win the referendum – and he has no intention now of picking up the poisoned chalice that managing the outcome will entail... More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news