Solidarity with Qalqas
The main road off Route 60 south of Hebron leading to the Palestinian town of Qalqas has been blocked by the Israeli army for for the last 14 years, forcing the villagers to make a 30km detour every time they want to enter or leave their village. The closure of the entrance to the village also exposes school-aged children to car "accidents" by settlers and obstructs the access of health services to the village.
This week, with years of delay, an Israeli court decided to leave the road closed.
We joined the residents of Qalqas and their friends in the South Hebron Hills to show solidarity against this decision in the context of the occupation and protest for a right to movement.
"The closure of this street causes permanent suffering to the residents and it is a clear violation of human rights. There is no justification for the occupation to keep this street closed. So we will continue our resistance until the entrance to the village is open." - Adam Rabee, the Palestinian activities coordinator of CFP.
September 07, 2018