Good Shepherd Collective Work Days
Work days in the South Hebron Hills are not only an important act of resistance and solidarity but a deeply engaging way to understand the finer points of how Israel’s military occupation impacts everyday life. Palestinian resistance on-the-ground to Israel’s planning and zoning regime in south provides a glimpse into one of the many mechanisms of decolonization: Staying and investing in their lands in tangible ways.
As Israel’s Civil Administration, in conjunction with the Israeli settler movement, continue to annex lands, restrict natural housing expansion, impose restrictions of movement on Palestinians and human rights defenders – silencing the call for justice – your physical presence is crucial. It is through these deep, meaningful experiences in communities facing expulsion that you are able to carry an alternative message into your networks and community and build upon the movement for human rights in the Holy Land.