Nablus – Ghassan Al-Katkout – The Center for Defense of Liberties and Civil Rights “Hurryyat” held an extended meeting between the political parties, the governmental bodies and institutions, and the civil society organizations as part of its campaign against the Israeli Travel Ban Policy, aiming at transmitting the word and activating the cause all throughout the national governorates.
Director of Hawwa Society for Cultures and Arts welcomed the public pointing out to the significance of such a campaign insisting on the right of humans to freedom of movement and travel. She expressed her wonder in a world that has become a planetary village but not for the Palestinian citizen who is deprived of the freedom of will to access and pass through the Israeli checkpoints.
On his part, the Director of Hurryyat Center emphasized the significant importance of converting this distress from the silent crimes committed by the occupation, banning the freedom of Palestinians to travel, into an effective force gathering and aligning all the affected people against this policy. They have to combine and organize their efforts through legal proceedings, prosecuting the occupation and its policies, exposing its arbitrary measures and practices, and urging it admit to the right of the Palestinian people to movement, travel and mobility as a basic right. The occupation has to be held accountable before the United Nations and its bodies and courts, and it has to be pressured and forced into stopping its racial policies and measures.
Attendants thus shared their notes, ideas and suggestions where it was decided to form a committee of the affected from the travel ban policy to lead the way and follow-up with the cause committing themselves to do what is possible to ensure releasing the tight grip of the occupation.