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Photo: Demolitions in Umm al-Khair – 26 June 2024 – courtesy of Jonah Karsh

 


ICAHD UK Webinar:

Apartheid & Terrorism Intensify in West Bank

 

Wednesday 17th July 2024

7.00 – 8.15pm (Jerusalem), 5.00 – 6.15pm (UK), 12.00 – 1.15pm (EST)

 

Life for Palestinians in Area C of the West Bank is worsening and is becoming more challenging than ever before. Extreme Israeli Jewish settlers invade Palestinian rural communities and terrorize the residents; the Israeli army and police force close roads making access to communities, schools and hospitals difficult, if not impossible. Since 7th October through 10th June, within the West Bank, the Israeli regime has demolished, confiscated or forced owners to demolish 990 structures which has displaced 2155 people, including 1036 children. The Israeli government has implemented severe water restrictions throughout the entire West Bank at a time when temperatures are soaring to 40 degrees C. Within the Bethlehem and Hebron districts Palestinian water allowance has been cut by 45%.

How do communities survive when confronted by one challenge after another? Who can protect them? What can the international community do to provide solidary?

ICAHD UK is offering an opportunity to receive updates directly from people on the ground who are on the cutting edge in working for justice.

Speakers will include:

Rasheed Khudairy, coordinator of the Jordan Valley Solidarity Campaign. Rasheed will speak about Israel’s water apartheid policies that are impacting on the herding communities who live under harsh conditions in the Jordan Valley

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Awdeh Al-Hathaleen, journalist and English teacher from Umm al-Khair in the South Hebron Hills. Awdeh will provide news of the home demolitions on 26th June which displaced 40 residents. Other structures were also destroyed that day.

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Guy Hirschfield, field coordinator for Torat Tzedek – Torah of Justice, and a separate project, Looking the Occupation in the Eyes, that attempts to bring the reality of the Occupation to non-activist Israelis. Guy will bring information about attempts to protect the shepherding communities in E-1 and near Jericho from terrorism by extreme settlers.