Popular struggle and media conference activities launched in Bethlehem with European Journalists

PNN/ Bethlehem/

The media and popular struggle conference activities were launched on Tuesday in cooperation with a number of European journalists and the popular struggle coordination committees, and will last for a week from now. A number of international human rights organizations are participating in the event, including Italian, French and Spanish associations. The event is financed by the European Union.

The conference aims to introduce the Palestinian reality to the European journalists, display and expose the Israeli occupation violations and crimes against the Palestinian people.

Munther Ameera, director of the popular struggle higher coordination committee, said that the media was an essential tool which Israel exploited very well to advocate lies and deception to the whole world, through American bills.

And so, the journalists will tour occupied Palestinian lands threatened with demolitions and displacements, to create awareness of the Palestinian life and to let justice prevail.

The journalists will start in the Jordan valley with a political, geographic, economic definition of it. The tour will also show how it is being targeted by Israeli forces because of its importance.

Tour will also include trips to South Hebron hills, including Susiya village which Israeli court recently ordered its demolition to expand the Israeli settlement on its land.

Other villages that are known for popular struggle and resistance, and weekly demonstrations, including Kafr Qaddum, Nabi Saleh, Bil’in will be visited, and the circle will end in Bethlehem refugee camps, including Aida and surrounding villages.

Conference will include workshops, lectures and discussions, ending with recommendations for raising the European awareness of the Palestinian cause.

Mahmoud Zawahra, popular struggle activist said that the message of these workshops was raising the voice of Palestinians to reach out for the world and help halt the ongoing demolitions, displacements and land theft by Israel, in addition to stopping the daily human rights violations by Israel.

Other than that, the experience exchange will enrich the Palestinian media to form skills and benefit from internationals, to make it easier to spread.