In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, the Palestinian Task Force on Public Diplomacy is launching a grass roots social media campaign in English and Arabic under the title: #Occupationis or الاحتلال_هو#. As a first contribution, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi has issued the first personal testimonial in both languages.
The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the occupation and its injustices by presenting the human face of the Palestinian people and a series of narratives encapsulating the impact of the occupation on individual lives, and at the same time celebrating the Palestinian spirit of endurance and resilience. The most effective way of validating the Palestinian collective experience is through the genuine recounting of individual stories.
We call on each and every person (regardless of nationality) who has experienced the occupation in any way to share his or her personal story by issuing a video, post, or picture on social media under the hashtags: #Occupationis or الاحتلال_هو#.