PHOTOS: 300+ Diaspora Jews take historic action against occupation
We are a group of Palestinians, Israelis, Jews, and international justice seekers standing in solidarity with the families of Sarura in their call to return to the homes from which they were evicted between 1980-1998 and to dismantle Firing Zone 918. We call for an end to the systematic displacement of Palestinians and a future of dignity, freedom, and equality for all.
We are a diverse community whose sacred values compel us to join in shared nonviolent resistance to discrimination, inequality, and occupation and build a future in which the civil and human rights of all people are recognized unequivocally.
We represent a historic coalition organized by members of the Popular Committees of the South Hebron Hills, Youth Against Settlements, Holy Land Trust, Combatants for Peace, All That’s Left: Anti-Occupation Collective, and the Center for Jewish Nonviolence.
Our Intention — We intend to create a safe, nonviolent, unarmed space where all those who believe in a future founded on justice, freedom, and equality can come together to build a foundation that will sustain a just peace.
Invited by the families of Sarura, we will work together to reclaim their lands, rebuild their ancestral homes, rehabilitate their historic wells, and steadfastly advance the livelihood of the villagers. All members of the village, camp residents, and visitors will be engaged in workshops, direct actions, and programming centered around nonviolent civil disobedience as a transformative political practice.
We recognize that Palestinians disproportionately experience backlash and punishment for the actions our coalition takes together. As a Palestinian-led coalition, our decision-making process and actions seek to protect and support our Palestinian community members, camp residents, and visitors during and following the establishment of Sumud: Freedom Camp.
We invite those in the region and around the world to join us physically in Sumud: Freedom Camp and be part of this movement in vibrant solidarity and co-resistance.
We invite justice seekers around the world to (1) host public assemblies, demonstrations, solidarity actions, discussion groups, and prayer gatherings that motivate others to become involved, (2) help us raise the material resources to sustain our presence on the village land, and (3) advocate that your local politicians, civil and religious leaders issue statements calling for the end of the Israeli military occupation and suppression of the Palestinian people in solidarity with Sarura.