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
Registration is required. Register here: Tinyurl.com/VFHL-February2024
Watch the Trailer: Tinyurl.com/VFHL-February2024Trailer
The January 2024 Online Film Salon is Co-Sponsored by:
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 ♦