La Vía Campesina strongly condemns the brutal and intentional murder of our comrade Suleiman Hammad, an 85-year-old Palestinian farmer who on February 8th, 2017 was run over by an Israeli settler, while walking to work on his land near Al-Khader Village, south of Bethlehem.
We send our condolences and solidarity to his family and our sister organization, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) of Palestine.
We urge all people, social movements, and governments to pressure international institutions to help stop the systematic violation of the Right to Life of Palestinian farmers and bring an end to the Israeli Occupation of Palestine.
What you can do?
- Write a statement against the constant violation of the Right to Life of Palestinian farmers.
- Break the international community’s silence and act immediately to protect the Palestinian farmers and put pressure to end the Israeli Occupation.
- Organize protests in front of the Israeli Embassies to stop the Israeli violation against our farmers’ rights.
- Other ideas? Keep us posted!
La Vía Campesina
Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) of Palestine