The call of "No Bans, No Walls" popularized by popular movements in North America is echoed in Palestinian communities.
The No Bans, No Walls Delegation explored the realities of life in Palestine/Israel, studied the travel and access restrictions, sought to understand the Wall and its associated regime of physical and legal barriers, and connected with Palestinians and Israelis working for peace with justice.
Communities in Palestine/Israel and North America have each mobilized to protest travel bans inflicted on specific populations while working to oppose the construction of walls meant to segregate and divide.
The delegation was Eyewitness Palestine's 65th, successfully exposing nearly 1,300 people to the daily realities facing Palestinians in their quest for justice.
We believe in the power of eyewitness experience and transformation. Given the opportunity to speak directly with Palestinians and Israelis, delegates return to North America better informed, more energized, and with a deeper understanding of the possibilities for true justice in the Middle East.
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Eyewitness Accounts from the Delegation
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We invite delegation participants to comment on and react to their experiences in Palestine/Israel in these eyewitness accounts. Rather than comprehensive accounts of every meeting or experience, these are impressions of individual experiences. Submitted accounts may be edited for clarity or brevity.
Eyewitness accounts do not necessarily reflect the views of Eyewitness Palestine or delegation partner organizations. We hope you enjoy reading and we encourage you to share these reflections with others.