Last week, Israel served demolition notices to every home and structure in the Palestinian Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran in the Naqab. Umm al-Hiran is home to more than 350 Palestinian citizens of Israel, who will be rendered homeless at some point between April 15-29, 2018, according to the notices from Israeli authorities. Israeli settlers are primed to swoop in, literally camped out in mobile homes just outside the village.
With the help of Adalah-The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, the people of Umm al-Hiran have been fighting their impending displacement in Israeli courts for years. Meanwhile, Israel is set on displacing this Palestinian village for the second time in order to build a new Jewish colony, “Hiran,” on the exact site of the village.
IN THIS WEBINAR, hear from Palestinian MK Haneen Zoabi, Adalah lawyer Suhad Bshara, and university lecturer Mansour Nasasra about the resistance efforts of the residents of Umm al-Hiran, the Palestinian Bedouin community, and the legal and political strategies being used to combat land confiscation.
See participant bios here: uscpr.org/ummalhiran