14:00 Saturday 2nd March
Friends Meeting House
Presentation and Discussion
On Saturday 2nd March there will be a presentation and discussion led by Sundus Azza, one of Youth Against Settlements’ newest leaders. This follows the Women Together for Peace Vigil to Celebrate International Women’s Day, organised by WILPF
· 12:00 Peace vigil outside St Peter Mancroft Church
· 13:00 Drop in Lunch at FMH, Please bring a donation of food to share or pay a small charge
· 14:00 Presentation and discussion in FMH by Sundus Azza
Sundus Azza, 25, is an activist from Hebron, Palestine. She lives a few meters away from an illegal Israeli settlement and faces regular harassment from extremist Israeli settlers. Her house has been vandalized and her and her family violently assaulted by settlers as well as soldiers. She has been a volunteer with Youth Against Settlements since 2008, documenting human rights violations as a media and activity organizer. She has a degree in English from Al-Quds Open University in English Language Teaching Methodology. She currently works in the Hebron Governor’s office to attain to the needs of the Old City – the primary target of the Israeli occupation in Hebron. In 2015, her brother was arrested and falsely accused of possessing a knife – he was subsequently released after a DNA test proved him innocent.
Youth Against Settlements is a Palestinian grassroots initiative to promote nonviolent community resistance against the Israeli occupation. The Open Shuhada Street campaign is an annual call to end the closures, restrictions, human rights violations, and occupation in the city of Hebron and all of Palestine.