A lot of media focus has rightfully been given to Sheik Jarrah and Gaza recently, but in the South Hebron Hills similar human rights violations are going on which don’t garner as much attention. We invite you to join us and our friends at the Good Shepherd Collective and the Youth of Sumud to explore this important part of the country and the topic of settler/IDF violence.
South Hebron Hills online tour and event
We’ll explore several small Palestinian communities gradually being surrounded by Israeli settlements.
Because of the on-going violence, Palestinian children in Atwuani require a military escort to go to school. The local organization, Youth of Sumud, has led the popular nonviolent resistance struggle against the illegal settlement encroachment. They also re-established a Palestinian village in Sarura after the community had been abandoned for 20 years.
Palestinians in the South Hebron Hills live in fear, not knowing when the bulldozers will come for their homes. Demolition orders are not limited to houses, but also extend to things like the wood burning stones where villagers bake bread and lavatories.
This 90 minute session is a unique opportunity to hear from Yahav Zohar, our own political history expert, as well as activists from the Youth of Sumud, a group of young people defending Palestinian human rights against violations committed by the IDF and Israeli settlers. Finally the head of the Good Shepherd Collective will share their efforts to fix the legal loophole which allows many of the settler organisations to collect money as charitable donations in the United States.
Sunday 12 September – 90 minute event including Q&A starting at: 21.00/9pm Dubai | 20.00/8pm Jerusalem | 19.00/7pm Berlin | 18.00/6pm London | 13.00/1pm New York | 10.00/10am Los Angeles
Then read this short, informative article on the Green Olive blog which gives a great summary of the situation on the ground. It’s the perfect preparation for the event.