Week 3: Building Permit Discrimination Online Gathering

Week 3: Building Permit Discrimination Online Gathering

You can find the 2021 gathering here.

On January 17 we addressed building permit discrimination in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and looked specifically at Masafer Yatta. We were joined by representatives of Bana Abu Zuluf of Good Shepherd Society and Sami Hureini of Youth of Sumud.

More about our guests:

Coming soon

Activism Time

Sami Hureini is an activist and member of the Youth of Sumud group in South Hebron Hills. Here’s one article about him: https://www.kurvewustrow.org/en/partner-court-again You can follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hurainisami

Youth of Sumud is a group of Palestinians in the South Hebron Hills who believe in and are committed to a peaceful popular resistance as a strategic choice to end the Israeli occupation.

You can follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/youthofsumud and Twitter https://twitter.com/youthofsumud 

Bana Abu Zuluf is a Palestinian researcher and a PhD student in International Law at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. She is the research and communication officer at the Good Shepherd Collective organisation. Her research spans the topics of Bedouin communities, epistemic oppression, intersectional solidarity, decolonization, and international law vulnerabilities.

The Good Shepherd Collective raises awareness of the violent and unjust structures operating in the Holy Land and to provide educational resources and action items to effect the broad changes that will usher in peace. We understand violence to be rooted in the systems and laws that guide civil formation and order. As such, we reject the binary discourse of “Israelis vs. Palestinians” and instead focus on the structural violence and oppression that leads to violence. As such, we organize to change the policies and laws that underpin these structures through grassroots campaigns. In this way, we advocate for the rights of all people and seek to build broad coalitions across movements to usher in a new era of justice. Though we are centered in the South Hebron Hills, our understanding of justice demands for us to be active across all movements as our resources and talents allow us.

You can find them on their website https://www.goodshepherdcollective.org/ and follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/goodshepherdcollective/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/Shepherds4Good 

From the Presentation/Chat

Defund Racism campaign: https://defundracism.org

“Israel/OPT: 1150 people at risk of forced displacement: Masafer Yatta” https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde15/6240/2022/en/