East Jerusalem is internationally recognized as occupied territory, and Israel has an obligation under international law to ensure the wellbeing of the occupied population. Yet the threat of forced evictions and displacement continues to loom over Palestinian families in East Jerusalem neighbourhoods such as Sheikh Jarrah and Batan al-Hawa, and further demolitions of Palestinian homes have recently been reported in Silwan.
This webinar, scheduled for 28 October at 15.00 CET and organized following the annual World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, forms part of a range of efforts made by the WCC and its Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (WCC-EAPPI) to advocate for just peace in the region. It also follows a recent ‘East Jerusalem Initiative’, through which the WCC has accompanied Palestinian families facing eviction and displacement through global advocacy efforts.
It will shed light on a range of key issues currently and historically at stake in East Jerusalem, and their potential consequences from a humanitarian and socio-political perspective locally as well as regionally.
The webinar will be livestreamed at: www.oikoumene.org/live
To participate in the webinar, please register here
More details to follow.
East Jerusalem Initiative: accompanying families facing eviction and displacement (WCC press release of 8 July 2021)