As part of Israeli Apartheid Week at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, join this event on Palestinian prisoners, the economy under occupation, and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
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Come and join us to this interesting event about the occupation in Palestine!
We will talk about Israel’s economic interests of the occupation, about the condition of Palestinian Political prisoners and about solutions that we can apply here in Belgium to make an end to this.
Finally, some Palestinian students are happy to share with you their experience of living under occupation! For the program, see below!
Our Guest Speakers:
1) Shir HEVER: The Political Economy of Israel’s Occupation
Shir Hever is an Israeli author and economist in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. He researches the economic aspect of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory. Some of his research topics include the international aid to the Palestinians and to Israel, the effects of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories on the Israeli economy, and the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns against Israel.
2) Mohammed KHATIB : Political Prisoners Condition under The Occupation
Mohammed Khatib is an active member of Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. This is a network of organizers and activists, based in North America, working to raise awareness and build solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in their struggle for freedom. M. Khatib will provide us information about their condition, their demands, and their work for freedom for themselves, their fellow prisoners, and their homeland. He will also highlight some actual cases of political prisoners.
3) Michael DEAS: What is The Solution to The Occupation?
What can we, as Belgian and European citizens, do for more justice? How can we challenge the occupation?
Michael Deas is a European coordinator of the Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS). He will provide us relevant and practical information about the BDS organisation and all the solutions it offers to make an end to the occupation.
4) Palestinian students living in Belgium: How is The Life of a Student under Occupation?
Some Palestinian students will share with you their experience of living and studying under the Israeli occupation.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Room: Will be communicated shortly!
Organized by Students for Justice in Palestine-VUB in collaboration with Comac VUB and l’Association Belgo-Palestinienne (ABP)