- Published on Thursday, 12 July 2012 08:36
When: Saturday 14 July 2012, 10am-3pm
Where: Al Mufaqarah village (South Mt. Hebron)
Please come and show your support for the community of Al Mufaqarah, and adjacent communities, as they celebrate the perseverance and courageous spirit of the people of the South Hebron Hills.
The festival will celebrate the completion of the annual summer camp and the commitment of South Hebron Hills communities in the nonviolent resistance. It will take place in Al Mufaqarah, a village threatened by displacement policies, in order to stress the right of the inhabitants to keep living in their land. Information will be also provided about the ongoing obstacles faced by school children walking from Tuba and Maghayir Al-Abeed, the continuing human rights abuses against farmers and shepherds in the region, and the continued attempts to defend life and land through acts of nonviolent resistance.
Activities will include dabke dancing (a traditional Palestinian dance) performed by a troupe from At-Tuwani, clowns' entertainment, skits performed by the children who attended the summer camp, speeches by the leaders of the community and a ceremony to commemorate the Palestinians, Israelis, and Internationals that have been most influential in improving the conditions in the Masafer Yatta area and supporting the continued nonviolent resistance to the occupation of Palestinian land and way of life.
RSVP is required. Lunch and refreshments will be provided so an accurate number of those planning to attend is necessary.