10 years since the Wall was declared illegal.
As part of our Bethlehem Unwrapped festival
we commissioned film-maker Tom Pursey to record all aspects of the event – from the construction (and subsequent public impact) of the 8m high life size replica WALL that was built in front of St James’s Piccadilly, through to all the live events that spanned our two week festival.
We are releasing our short film to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the declaration in 2004 by the International Court of Justice in The Hague (a UN body) that the barrier being built around the West Bank was illegal and should be pulled down.
We hope you enjoy the film – do feel free to share the link
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And if you would like to take action, War on Want has a petition asking the British government to live up to its obligations under the International Court of Justice advisory opinion:
Deborah, Justin, Ho-Chih and all at Tipping Point
PS Some news links from the time of the judgement 9th July 2004
- The International Court of Justice: Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
- The Electronic Intifada: AFP: ICJ rules Israel’s West Bank barrier illegal, calls for dismantling: leaks
- Haaretz: ICJ: West Bank fence is illegal, Israel must tear it down
- The Guardian: International court rules against Israel’s wall