- Published on Friday, 03 August 2012 10:05
Saturday, 4th August 2012, 8:00 PM
Discussion about Israel's attack on South Hebron Hills communities and what we can do
AIC field researcher Ahmad Jaradat.
The Israeli government recently announced plans to demolish eight Palestinian villages in the South Hebron Hills area to create space for military training. The targeted villages - Majaz, Tabban, Sfaye, Fah'it, Halawa, Al Marqaz, Jinba and Haruba – are home to some 1,500 residents.
This planned demolition of eight villages is but the latest in a long Israeli campaign targeting the South Hebron Hills area, which Israel wishes to ethnically cleanse in order to extend its settlement project throughout the entire area through to the Naqab (Negev) desert. In addition to official Israeli government and military attacks, settlers in the area have a long history of violence toward Palestinians and their property.
Local residents of South Hebron Hills, however, are resisting these concerted Israeli efforts to drive them from their homes and land.
How is Israel targeting the Palestinians in the South Hebron Hills area and why? What are the characteristics of Palestinian communities in this area? How are local communities resisting? And what can we, as Palestinian, Israeli and international activists, do to support this Palestinian resistance.
All of these questions and more will be discussed by Ahmad Jaradat, field researcher of the Alternative Information Center who specializes in both settler violence and the southern West Bank/Hebron area, of which he is a resident himself.
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Please join for this important event!
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The AIC is a joint Palestinian-Israeli activist organization engaged in dissemination of information, political advocacy and grassroots activism. The AICafè is a political and cultural café open on Tuesday and Saturday night from 7pm until 10.30 pm. Every Thursday at 8 PM, the AICinema screens films from the Arab World and beyond.The AIC is located in the Alternative Information Center in Beit Sahour, close to Suq Sha'ab (follow the sign to Jadal Center). We have a small library with novels, political books and magazines. We also have a number of Films in DVD copies and the AIC publications which are aimed to critically analyze both Palestinian and Israeli societies, as well as the conflict itself.