Gaza City/PNN/ August 21st
Zimam launched a new campaign in the University of Gaza today entitled “Jerusalem Unites Us”, aiming to amplify and replicate the non-violent popular activism seen in Jerusalem this summer, harnessing its power in order to protect the Palestinian national project and rescue a two-state solution increasingly under threat.
The launch of this campaign in Gaza comes as US President Donald Trump’s envoys arrive for yet another round of shuttle diplomacy in the region, amidst scepticism about his administration’s commitment to a two-state solution. Zimam activists handed out fliers on campus today, urging students to sign up and participate in the political process, forging a purely non-violent path that can bring about an end to occupation and the establishment of a Palestinian state.
Zimam’s CEO, Samer Makhlouf, spoke about the importance of a popular non-violent movement in Palestine, which can support the political leadership and help end an Israeli occupation now in its fiftieth year. “We are urging our youth to unite behind the Palestinian Liberation Organization, to make sure their voices are heard in support of our national project, especially in the current circumstances, with regional and international actors appearing to roll back their support for a two-state solution.
With the daily challenges currently faced by Gazans, and the continued political divisions plaguing Palestinian society, Zimam’s leadership were determined to launch the campaign here, at Gaza University. Over the coming weeks, events and initiatives will be held in major universities in both the West Bank and Gaza, engaging thousands of Palestinian students and asking them to embrace non-violence as a means to achieving independence and self- determination.