Dublin: "Open Shuhada Street in Hebron" Protest (Labour Youth)

25/02/2010 - 17:00
25/02/2010 - 18:00

Date(s): 25 Feb 2010

Time(s): 5.00PM

Area: Dublin

Venue: Israeli Embassy
On 25 February 2010 activists and organizations from around the world will join together in solidarity with the Palestinian residents of Hebron/ al Khaleel, through local protests that demand for the opening of Shuhada Street to Palestinians and an End to the Occupation!

In Dublin there will be a protest and petition signing at the Israeli Embassy, 122 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 on Thursday 25th February 2010. from 5 to 6pm. This action is organised by Labour Youth. For more info please contact Neil on warnern@tcd.ie

Shuhada Street used to be the principal street for Palestinians residents, businesses and a very active market place in the Palestinian city of Hebron/ al Khaleel. Today, because Shuhada Street runs through the Jewish settlement of Hebron, the street is closed to Palestinian movement and looks like a virtual ghost street which only Israelis and tourists are allowed to access. Hate graffiti has been sprayed across the closed Palestinian shops and Palestinians living on the street have to enter and exit their houses through their back doors or, even sometimes by climbing over neighbor's roofs.

We are focusing on Shuhada Street as a symbol of the settlement issue, the policy of separation in Hebron/al Khaleel and the entire West Bank, the lack of freedom of movement, and the occupation at large.

The Open Shuhada Street Coalition is made of up several organizations active in Israel-Palestine, including Youth Against Settlements" and Ta'ayush"