"We therefore need to ensure that the campaign for the freedom of all anti-wall activists and Palestinian political prisoners continues to grow. We have to combine our energies to ensure that the root cause – the Wall – will be torn down and the occupation will be brought to an end.
SPSC public meetings
Tear down apartheid
Glasgow Sunday 24th April 3.00pm
Quaker Meeting House
38 Elmbank Cr. G2 4PS
Edinburgh Monday 25th April 7.30pm
Quaker Meeting House
7 Victoria St, Edinburgh EH1 2JL
Jamal Juma' is the coordinator of the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign and since 2012 the coordinator of the Land Defense Coalition, a network of Palestinian grassroots movements.
International pressure secured Jamal Juma’s release from detention without trial in January 2010, and the release the following day of Stop the Wall youth coordinator Mohammed Othman (who had been beaten, threatened with death and subjected to torture over four months).
Stop the Wall is a Palestinian movement based on grassroots popular resistance to Israel’s wall in the West Bank; it faces ongoing military pressure due to its tireless campaigning and commitment to the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
Following the 2010 release, Juma issued a statement:
“Like for the other Palestinian human rights defenders in Israeli jails, there was never a case in the courtroom. Not a single charge has been put forth. The reason for my arrest was purely political – an attempt to crush Stop the Wall and the popular committees against the Wall. Therefore, the reasons for my release are also outside the courtroom: The impressive support of international civil society has moved governments and used the media to an extent that made our imprisonment too uncomfortable.
"This international solidarity has given our popular struggle against the Wall further strength. We are deeply thankful for all the efforts. Yet, the latest arrests and continuous repression show that we have not yet defeated the Israeli policy as such, as Israel remains determined to silence Palestinian human rights defenders by all means".
"We therefore need to ensure that the campaign for the freedom of all anti-wall activists and Palestinian political prisoners continues to grow. We have to combine our energies to ensure that the root cause – the Wall – will be torn down and the occupation will be brought to an end.”
He has been invited to address numerous civil society and UN conferences, where he has spoken on the issue of Palestine and the Apartheid Wall. His articles and interviews are widely disseminated and translated into several languages.
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