Wednesday 20 October 2021 at 5.00pm (UK time)
ICAHD UK Webinar: Climate Justice Not Ethnic Cleansing
With Manal Shqair and Eurig Scandrett
On the run-up to COP26, ICAHD turns its attention to supporting the call for Climate Justice not Ethnic Cleansing.
Israel’s settler colonial policy forcibly displaces the Palestinian indigenous population to then move in a Jewish population from other countries and for 120 years, the Jewish National Fund (JNF) has been the Zionist agency that plays a key role in this ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.
Israel has developed an extensive network of illegal settlements across Palestine, superimposing western communities and their complex infrastructure and industries, on the ancient landscape. This has devastated the natural environment and the communities of the indigenous people, destroying their sources of livelihood, which have evolved over millennia in tune with the natural environment, by uprooting over a million olive and fruit trees and destroying ancient terraces. In addition to Israeli authorities demolishing Palestinian homes, it also destroys water cisterns, irrigation systems and solar panels.
Palestinians residing in both the Occupied Palestine Territory and within the state of Israel are denied control over their land, water, and energy sources and many know first-hand what climate crisis means. However, the JNF now seeks to greenwash its crimes as a participant in the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.
During this webinar learn more about climate apartheid in Palestine and the reason for the call to keep the JNF out of COP26. Discover how you can play a part to support the Palestine bloc at COP26.
Manal Shqair is campaigns coordinator for Stop the Wall and international outreach coordinator of the Palestine Land Defences Coalition.
Dr Eurig Scandrett is a lecturer in Sociology and coordinator of postgraduate programmes in Social Justice at Queen Margaret University, Scotland. He is the former head of community action at Friends of the Earth, Scotland, Chair of Scottish PSC, and he is on the steering committee of Stop the JNF.