Also Happening: Oppression and Violence in the West Bank

Event Date
3 pm ET/ 12 noon PT

With the world’s attention focused on Israel’s “War on Gaza” it is easy to overlook increased Israeli military actions and growing settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank.  More than 700,000 Israeli settlers live in 279 illegal settlements across the occupied West Bank, including 14 in the occupied East Jerusalem.  Since October 7, 2023, Israeli military and settler attacks have killed more than 320 Palestinians.  Both the United States and the United Kingdom have announced visa bans on violent settlers due to this flare-up.

VFHL offers four short videos revealing what it's like for Palestinians to live under occupation in the West Bank, the plight of families who have fled, the arguments of Israelis who want to empty this occupied land of Palestinians, and what the international community might do to stem the violence.

Watch the videos for free at your convenience; Join the Q&A Discussion

Jonathan Kuttab:  Attorney, author, Exec. Dir. Friends of Sabeel North America

Omar Haramy:  Director of Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem

Tariq Hathaleen:  Palestinian activist in the South Hebron Hills and English teacher

Ariel Gold (moderator):  Executive Director, Fellowship of Reconciliation USA

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The January 2024 Online Film Salon is Co-Sponsored by:

Massachusetts Peace Action

Network of Evangelicals for the Middle East

SUPPORTER Organizations: Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace   Quaker Palestine Israel Network Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East Indiana Center for Middle East Peace Disciples of Christ Palestine-Israel Network Virginia Coalition for Human Rights Mennonite Palestine Israel Network Friends of Sabeel North America Center for Jewish Nonviolence Episcopal Peace Fellowship Palestine Israel Network Northern New Jersey Jewish Voice for Peace United Church of Christ Palestine Israel Network Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service Churches for Middle East Peace Kairos Puget Sound Coalition Pax Christi USA Jewish Voice for Peace – San Diego