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A montage of photographs from Amos Trust's Run The Wall 2021

We Ran The Wall!
Over the weekend of 26th – 27th March 2020, we were joined by runners from all around the world to run 750km — the length of the Israeli Separation Wall in Palestine.

We ran to remember the human cost of the Wall, to demand freedom of movement for Palestinians, and to raise £15,000 to rebuild a demolished Palestinian home.

There were well over 400 people running in total from across England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Ireland,  the USA, Denmark, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Turkey, South Africa, Burundi, Mauritius, Australia, Egypt, Dubai, UAE and of course, Palestine — where our friends at Right To Movement had an incredible 140 people taking part and our partner Holy Land Trust another 30.

We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians. Nelson Mandela

Why did we run the Wall?
Home demolitions, land confiscations, illegal settlements, the Separation Wall... this is how Israel is annexing Palestine. Actions speak louder than words.

Palestine Marathon

In April 2013, Amos Trust took a team to Bethlehem to run the first Right to Movement Palestine Marathon. Since then, we have taken people to run in solidarity with Palestinians demanding their freedom of movement and to raise funds for our partners in Gaza and on the West Bank. As the marathon cannot happen this year, we are inviting you to join with runners in Palestine to Run the Wall.

We set up this project in partnership with Right To Movement, the Palestinian network of runners who created the Palestine Marathon.

A crowd of runners gather at the start of the Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem.

On Your Marks, Get Set... a crowd of runners gather at the start of the Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem.
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A little bit of background

Work began on the Israeli Separation Wall in 2002. When it is completed it will be 750km long. The Wall — also known as the Apartheid Wall, the Separation Barrier or Security Fence — has had a devastating impact upon Palestinians. It cuts deep into the Palestinian West Bank, denying communities access to their land and the right to movement. It puts a stop to any effective dialogue.

In Urban areas (such as around Bethlehem), the Wall consists of 8 metre-high concrete panels. Elsewhere, it is a combination of electric fences, razor wire, military access roads, bypass roads and watch towers.

In 2004 the International Court of Justice issued an advisory opinion stating that Israel’s separation Wall was illegal, violated international law and should be dismantled. It also recommended that Palestinians affected were fully compensated.

Build Bridges — Not Walls.

Participants in the Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem run by the 8 metre-high Separation Wall and one of its watch towers.

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Join us in the fight for Palestine Justice

Awareness raising and advocacy — for the long journey ahead.

amos trust works all around the world

We work alongside grass-roots partners in Palestine, South Africa, Nicaragua, Burundi, India and Tanzania.

Street Justice

Reaching children on the streets, addressing their trauma, working with them and their families to reintegrate them into their homes, to realise their rights and recover their future.

Palestine Justice

Working with local and international peace activists, and partnering with grass-roots projects, to call for a just peace, reconciliation and full equal rights for all Palestinians and Israelis.

Climate Justice

Addressing the impact of climate change and the causes of extreme poverty, building sustainable rural communities and empowering them to realise their rights.

Amos Travel

Bringing people together to meet our partners from around the world, visiting the communities they work in and seeing their projects in action — building solidarity and lasting friendships.

CONTACT US

Amos Trust
St Clement’s
1 St Clement’s Court
London
EC4N 7HB
United Kingdom

Telephone:
+44 (0) 20 7588 2638
Email:
office@amostrust.org
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1164234

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