End Israeli Apartheid! Open Shuhada Street!

We call on the US Department of Justice to use their influence and power to pressure the state of Israel to open Shuhada Street to all people.

For the past 21 years Shuhada Street, in the Occupied West Bank city of Hebron, has been almost entirely closed to Palestinians. Once a major thoroughfare and thriving marketplace, today Shuhada street is effectively a ghost town for Palestinians. While illegal Israeli settlers move freely and carry arms, Palestinian face an apartheid system of checkpoints, closed military zones, humiliation, arrests, vicious attacks from Israeli settlers and soldiers, and displacement from their homes. Palestinians who have managed to remain in their Shuhada Street houses have had their doors welded shut and must climb down from neighbors' roofs or use back doors to access their homes.

As people concerned with freedom and equality for all people, we ask that the US justice department use all of its power and influence to pressure the State of Israel to end the apartheid system of separation in Hebron and open Shuhada Street to all people.

Who's signing

2,125 signatures

Will you sign?

Reactions

  • signed 2016-05-01 17:12:29 -0400
    All Palestinians Under brutal Israeli occupation must be granted their inherent GOD-given rights, to be treated as full-fledged and honoured human beings, and to be free and happy on their ancestral lands free of brutality by a foreign force.
  • signed 2016-03-26 06:56:58 -0400
  • signed 2016-03-16 12:08:32 -0400
  • signed 2016-03-15 19:45:33 -0400
  • signed 2016-03-14 17:43:05 -0400
  • signed 2016-03-13 16:39:37 -0400
  • signed 2016-03-13 00:07:08 -0500
    Israel is doing to the Palestinians what has been done to us Jews- don’t they remember the suffering? Every human deserves human rights. We shall not suppress the stranger in our midst, for we were strangers in the land of Egypt.
  • signed 2016-03-11 16:04:45 -0500
    Restore human rights to the people of Palestein.
  • signed 2016-03-10 23:36:04 -0500
    I walked these streets some 7 years ago,, confronted by an armoured vehicle ,with a South African Jewish male at the helm – democracy at work????????????

    Not a Palestinian in sight.
  • signed 2016-03-09 22:18:44 -0500
  • signed 2016-03-09 14:54:48 -0500
    I’ve recently been on Shauhada Street and witnessed just what this petition describes.
  • signed 2016-03-08 17:38:59 -0500
    Work for Peace
  • signed 2016-03-08 08:27:30 -0500
  • signed 2016-03-08 08:27:29 -0500
  • signed 2016-03-07 22:31:07 -0500
    Injustice, apartheid, racism: how is it that Israelis who support these crimes against humanity do not remember the suffering of their own people through the ages at the hands of EXACTLY the same forces. One’s Jewish and/or Israeli identity does not cleanse these moral abuses.
  • signed 2016-03-07 19:53:12 -0500
    As a Jew I find the actions of the settlers in Hebron appalling. The Torah tells us over and over again not to oppress the stranger, remembering that we ourselves were strangers in a strange land. These actions violate the heart and spirit of both Jewish and international law. Seriously, people, this is not what G!d wants from us.
  • signed 2016-03-07 18:55:05 -0500
  • signed 2016-03-07 17:28:20 -0500
  • signed 2016-03-07 15:16:08 -0500
  • signed 2016-03-07 14:12:05 -0500
  • signed 2016-03-07 13:55:44 -0500
  • signed 2016-03-07 13:54:41 -0500
    vivian zelaya
  • signed 2016-03-07 13:13:15 -0500
  • signed 2016-03-07 12:41:31 -0500
  • signed 2016-03-07 12:20:59 -0500
  • signed 2016-03-02 07:19:01 -0500
  • signed via 2016-03-01 17:08:19 -0500
    Uf Karlström
  • signed 2016-03-01 16:21:30 -0500
  • signed via 2016-03-01 15:37:31 -0500
    Mikael Johansson
  • signed 2016-03-01 14:04:41 -0500
    Free Palestine!
//
//
2,125

people already signed