Don’t worry, we’ve missed you too!
It has been about a year and a half since we received visitors here in Palestine, and we are missing so many of our friends abroad. We know that many of our friends have missed being here, too. As much as we try to keep you all updated, we know that nothing compares to seeing the situation on the ground live, and speaking with real Palestinian activists living in some of the most vulnerable spaces on the ground here. Since Covid-19 landed here, 1,058 Palestinian structures have been demolished, displacing 1,313 people despite Israeli promises to halt demolitions during the pandemic (UN OCHA). In Masafer Yatta alone, there are at least three new outposts illegally constructed by Israeli settlers on Palestinian lands. The fight for Jabal Sbeih in Beita, near Nablus, continues to rage on – and the battle for Palestinians to remain in their homes in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan despite increasing pressure from Israeli settler organizations continues daily.
While we wait for the pandemic to come to an end, we have partnered with several organizations to bring you socially-distanced updates from the ground and an opportunity to speak with local activists – not only about the way things have changed in terms of settlement growth over the last years, but also about the ongoing joint Campaign to Defund Racism. By signing up to take part in these online tours, you aren’t just supporting the organizations hosting the webinars – you’re supporting GSC, and most importantly, some fantastic Palestinian organizers.
We can’t wait to see you!
September 12, a joint webinar with the South Florida Coalition for Palestine (this event will not include a tour)
September 12, a joint tour with Green Olive Tours
September 22, 25, 28, a series of joint virtual delegations with Eyewitness Palestine
We are so excited to be able to offer these virtual updates and tours for our friends and those who are new to our organization’s work, and we hope to see you join at least one of them. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.
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