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Friday webinar - the Palestinian Human Rights groups designated as “terrorists” by Israel’s Defense Minister Ganz speak out for themselves

Friday 29 October 2021, by siawi3

Source: gush-shalom.org

Friday webinar - the Palestinian Human Rights groups
designated as “terrorists” by Israel’s Defense Minister Ganz
speak out for themselves


Zoom Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_Wy8YHvtVQ32K_Mj5G9rl4w **

The Middle East Institute (MEI), Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), Century International, and the International Crisis Group (ICG) invite you to a special webinar on
Friday, October 29, 2021 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET (5:30-7:00 PM Jerusalem time)

featuring representatives from the following organizations:

*Shawan Jabarin, General Director, Al-Haq Law in the Service of Man
*Sahar Francis, Director, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association
*Khaled Quzmar, General Director, Defense for Children-International
*Ubai al-Aboudi, Executive Director, Bisan Center for Research and Development
*Fuad Abu Saif, General Director, Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC)
*Tahreer Jaber, Executive Director of the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC)

Moderated by:
*Khaled Elgindy (MEI) and Lara Friedman (FMEP).

Last Friday’s decision by Israel’s Ministry of Defense to designate six prominent Palestinian human rights organizations as “terrorist organizations”
has sent shockwaves across Palestinian civil society and raised alarm bells throughout the international donor community.

An Israeli delegation is scheduled to be in Washington on Thursday, October 28, 2021, to brief the Biden administration on the alleged secret evidence behind these designations.
As of now, however, the administration has not indicated whether it also intends to hear directly from the six targeted groups, all of which are recipients of international donor funds.

Given the grave implications of this decision for the affected organizations as well as for Palestinian civil society more generally,
including the possibility of increased repression at the hands of both Israel and the Palestinian Authority,
it is critical that American decision-makers and the broader policy community in Washington have an opportunity to hear directly from the organizations themselves.

This event is sponsored by :
Human Rights Watch (HRW), the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), and the Carter Center.