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Update from the West Bank: Where is the Palestinian Gandhi?

Sat May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Update from the West Bank:

Where is the Palestinian Gandhi?

How has the Occupation intensified since Oct. 7

Saturday, May 18, 2024 – 1pm to 2pm EDT

 

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Since Oct. 7, we have been mostly focused on the Israeli assault on Gaza, unable to look away from the bombing, displacement and starvation of the Gazan Palestinians.  At the same time, the oppression and violence against Palestinians living in the West Bank has escalated.  In the past 6 months, 7000 Palestinians have been detained in the West Bank, including 440 children, and over 1500 Palestinians have been displaced from Area C. (source: WAFA News agency and Reliefweb).  At least 317 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli security forces and settlers in the West Bank since the Gaza attack began, according to the Palestine Authority Health Ministry.

Our speaker will be Issa Amro, well-known Palestinian activist, who was highlighted in the May 1 NY Times rhetorically asking if Issa is the new “Palestinian Gandhi”.  Working with B’tselem, the Israeli human rights organization, Issa coordinated the “Shooting Back” camera project in Hebron, which distributed cameras to Palestinians so they could document human rights violations by Israeli soldiers and settlers. In 2009 he won the One World Media award for that project. He also founded the organization “Youth Against Settlements”, whose mission is to promote the use of nonviolent resistance against the Israeli Occupation. He endures ongoing harassment by Israeli soldiers and settlers and has been arrested over 100 times.  Issa will talk about the repression and harassment of Palestinians in the West Bank and how that has been exacerbated since Oct. 7.

 

Resources:

Where Is the Palestinian Gandhi?  Cover story in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, May 1, 2024

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/01/magazine/issa-amro-palestinian-nonviolent-activist.html

 

Israeli soldier assaults Issa Amro  Feb. 2023, 2:30 min.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8nOJ6Dre7w&t=74s

 

Palestinians in Hebron under lockdown, Jan . 2024, 4:30 min.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TBHfvQI0y4

 

Issa Amro giving a tour in Hebron, Oct. 2019, 12 min.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaAg4egQTFo

 

Where is the Next Palestinian Gandhi?

 

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Sat May 18
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