Council on International Relations – Palestine (CIR) will hold Monday, 28 November 2022 an international conference to spotlight the impacts of the Israeli siege imposed on the Gaza Strip since 2006 with the participation of international and Arab figures.
The conference “16 Years of the Siege of Gaza: Repercussions and Prospects” will host a group of international figures who played a significant role and had distinguished contributions in terms of attempts to break the Israeli siege imposed on the coastal enclave.
The conference aims to shed light on the impacts of the 16-year-long Israeli siege at the political, social, and economic levels, mobilize the international and solidarity movement and attract official political positions to reject the siege, according to the CIR.
The event will attend by figures representing the Gaza government committee and civil society; to address the repercussions of the siege.
The three sessions of the conference included three aspects. The first highlights the repercussions of the siege, the second deals with the experiences of breaking the siege on Gaza, and the final session negotiates the future of the siege.
The Gaza Strip has been suffering for 16 years from a strict and stifling siege imposed by the Israeli occupation, as a punishment for the results of the democratic process and the Palestinians elected Hamas to lead the Palestinian political decision.