October Third Thursday Advocacy Alert

Julie Rowe



TELL CONGRESS THAT ISRAEL SHOULD REMOVE MOVEMENT RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED ONLY ON PALESTINIANS (NOT ISRAELIS) WITHIN THE WEST BANK

Peace Not Walls, along with other organizations in the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy, sends out action alerts monthly on every third Thursday. Each action alert will focus on a different facet of the situation.  We encourage you to contact  your Members of Congress advocating for these issues and continuing to call for a just and lasting negotiated resolution to the Palestinian Israeli conflict. 

 

roadblockThis week tell your Members of Congress in person or in writing that Israel should remove the hundreds of movement restrictions on Palestinians only (not Israeli settlers) within the West Bank which protect expanding Israeli settlements. With over 500 movement restrictionslimiting access to farmland and making import and export extremely difficult, the Palestinian economy is dramatically limited.

The complex system of restrictions on movement and access imposed by Israel is the most significant impediment to Palestinian private sector growth.
- From a recent World Bank report