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Webinar Screening: The environmental and humanitarian crisis in Gaza and in the West Bank

As part of our ongoing solidarity work with PENGON carried out by the ISS, and especially this time working together with FoEE and our European focal points, we are organising a webinar that will take place on Wednesday April 3, 9pm Melbourne time. 

We invite you to join us at our office for a screening and a discussion about how we can show up in solidarity in the struggle to liberate Palestine from imperialist occupation. 

This webinar aims to present a legal study by Dr. Nasser Al Rayes on the legal implications and violations of the Israeli attack on Gaza, as well as to share testimonies from Palestinian civil society, Pengon - Friends of the Earth Palestine, and the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), regarding the devastating effects of the war on the environment and access to healthy food and water.

Discussions will also focus on the use of starvation as a weapon of war. By fostering dialogue between policymakers and representatives of Palestinian civil society, the webinar seeks to galvanize international advocacy and promote cross-border cooperation to urge governments to actively pursue a ceasefire and provide much-needed support and assistance for Palestine.

  • Presentation of the legal study (Massive military assault on Gaza Strip and systematic destruction of livelihoods, creating an uninhabitable environment) - Dr. Nasser Al Rayes, Legal Expert (AR)
  • The environmental situation in Gaza and the West Bank - Rasha Abu Dayyeh, Pengon (EN)
  • Food sovereignty and settler colonialism - Yasmeen El- Hasan, UAWC (Union of Agricultural Work Committees) (EN)
  • War on Water: - Contamination and Water Scarcity - Dr. Abdelrahman Al Tamimi – Palestinian Hydrology Group (AR)
Snacks, tea and coffee will be provided

Accessibility info: 
The FoE office sits above the cafe and co-op up a set of stairs and is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. 

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waterways in the area now known as Victoria. We pay respect to Elders past, present, and emerging, as well as to all First Nations communities who significantly contribute to the life of the area. We acknowledge sovereignty was never ceded. From the River to the Sea, Always was, Always will be. 

April 03, 2024 at 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Friends of the Earth Melbourne office
312 Smith St
Wurundjeri Country
Collingwood, VIC 3066
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Elyse Cunningham ·
Isabelle Louisa Jill Koppel Klaus Mahony
Who's RSVPing
Isabelle Louisa
Jill Koppel
Klaus Mahony

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