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Call

Bike demonstraion in solidarity with Palestine!


For weeks now we are experiencing something that feels like a reoccuring nightmare.
Gaza is being bombarded and the protests in the occupied West Bank, Jerusalem, Nazareth and other Palestinian
cities are being crushed brutally. Mass arrests, house demolition, racist attacks from settlers and police brutality are
already a normality.
But we do not want to start our call out with numbers of murdered people in Palestine, we would have to update
that number every hour.
Here in Berlin we want to mark the relations between the German war industry, media and the German government
with the Israeli occupation and the war in Palestine. We want to express our rage against the deadly and colonising
politics. We are putting our focus on two firms: Thales and ThyssenKrupp.
Thales has been a big part in the drone project Watchkeeper, a drone which is based on the Israeli drone
Hermes. The first tests of Watchkeeper were done in Israel in 2008, during the military operation Cast lead,
which led to 1400 murdered people in Gaza.
The Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft, which was renamed in 2012 in ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmBH, build
subways 6 of which were sold to Israel in 2012 for a friendly price. These subways are rebuild by Israel to carry
nucelar weapons, which ThyssenKrupp and the German government happily ignored.
Facing these relations, we agree with the demands of the Palestinian popular struggle, to impose a weapon
embargo on Israel until it ends the violations of human rights in Palestine and ensure the fundamental rights by:
- ending the occupation and colonisation of Palestine and the demolishing of the Apartheid wall
- the recognition of equal rights for all inhabitants in Palestine / Israel
- the right of return of the Palestinian refugees
The Call is supported by:
Palstina Netzwerk Berlin (PNB)
BDS Berlin
International Womens peace Service (IWPS)