JVP-NYC stands with the Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine:
On March 22, in observance of World Water Day, the Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine will demonstrate in Boston to demand a future where all people have access to clean and abundant drinking water, from the U.S. to Palestine and beyond. We as Jewish Voice for Peace – New York City state our solidarity with the AWJP, and we encourage our allies in Boston to stand with them in person.
The Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine educates the public about how Israeli water policy functions as a tool of occupation, denying agency, dignity, and life to Palestinians. They remind us that water is a necessity—a requirement for life.
On World Water Day, we remember that across the world, colonial governments deny access to water to indigenous and other marginalized communities. We recognize that all struggles for water justice are interconnected.
In the U.S., gas and oil companies poison indigenous communities’ land and water. Our government defends these corporations while attacking and incarcerating indigenous activists on the front lines of the struggle against environmental destruction. Meanwhile, in Palestine, the Israeli government severely restricts Palestinians’ access to water. This restriction contributes to the public health crisis and human rights emergency that the Israeli occupation of Palestine creates.
We stand with those in Palestine and in the U.S. putting their bodies and lives on the line to resist occupation and violence. Today, we stand with those in Boston who put a spotlight on Palestinian resistance against water injustice, and call for an end to Israel’s discriminatory water policy.