A coverage of Palestinians under Siege from Gaza to Hebron - Where’s the Outrage?
Publish Date: Jul 18, 2016
Today we bring you a coverage of Palestinians under Siege from GAZA to HEBRON - Where’s the Outrage. It took place on May 11th, 2016 at the Friends Meeting House in Cambridge with Issa Amro, founder and director of Youth Against Settlements in Hebron in the West Bank, and Nancy Murray, Activist and co-founder of the Gaza Mental Health Foundation who recently returned from the Gaza Strip.
The Peace & Social Concerns Committee of Friends Meeting at Cambridge, Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, Gaza Mental Health Foundation, Jewish Voice for Peace - Boston, United for Justice with Peace.
Issa Amro has led the non-violent popular struggle against the suffocation of the old part of the West Bank city of Hebron by Israeli soliders and settlers. In the process he has been kidnapped, arrested dozens of times, had his bones broken and lived under constant threats. Hebron has been under siege since 1994 when an American-born settler, Baruch Goldstein, massacred 29 Muslims as they prayed in the Ibrahimi Mosque.
Nancy Murray , who has visited the Gaza Strip more than a dozen times since her fi rst trip in 1988, recently participated in a ‘Mental Health and Human Rights’ conference in Gaza City organized by the Gaza Community Mental Health Program. She will describe what life is like there after 3 Israeli military onslaughts in 6 years and a decade-long siege that has turned Gaza into an open air prison.