A conversation with the community organizer and farmer Nasser Nawaja from the Palestinian village of Susiya
Date | 25th of June, 6.30 pm
Venue | Seminarraum IE, Department of African Studies, University of Vienna, Spitalgasse 2, Court 5.1., A-1090 Vienna
Accessibility | The event takes place on the ground floor. There are accessible toilets, but no step-free access to them (2 steps).
Description | Approximately 300.000 Palestinians are living in Area C which contains – under international law illegal – around 135 Israeli settlements and 100 settlement outposts. The zone makes up more than 60 percent of the West Bank and is under administrative and military control by Israel, including law enforcement, planning and construction. Everyday life has become extremely difficult for Palestinian communities in Area C who are facing an increase of demolition and eviction orders by the Israeli authorities and restriction of their movement due to closed military zones and settler violence.
Susiya is one of many villages that resist these policies of slow expulsion since years and has been successful in drawing international attention to their case.
Nasser Nawaja will talk about his experiences in organizing local and international support for his village, documenting settler violence and developing strategies of everyday resistance against the expulsion of Palestinian communities of their land.
The event is hosted by the Vienna based research cluster of the APPEAR project Rooting Development in the Palestinian Context and will be held in English and Arabic.
Moderation | Klaudia Rottenschlager