Days of Palestine – Gaza
Jennifer Bing, the director of the Palestine Program at AFSC and an activist in Palestine for forty years, said that the work you are doing in Palestine, from writing your stories will make it possible for the realization of the dream of freedom which we all hope to see.
This came during the international forum organized by the Days of Palestine Foundation in partnership with the We Are Not Numbers team and the October 16 team under the title (The Siege of Gaza .. An Ongoing Crime), in the presence of many guests at the local and international levels.
She said that since my first visit to Palestine in 1982, Bing said, I have been motivated by the courage of mothers, the creativity of children, the commitment of farmers to reform the land, and the strength of the Palestinian community to endure unbearable challenges.
I went on, 40 years ago when I talked to friends of mine about Palestine, many were unaware of the ways the US government is helping the Israeli military occupation, giving Israel diplomatic cover at the United Nations, and refusing to consider the human rights of Palestinians, she added.
She indicated that 72% of Democrats refuse to use US aid to Israel in this way. I believe that these polls are the result of working to reach Americans through stories and documented evidence that focus and share the lives of Palestinians under the Israeli military occupation.
She stressed that the deliberate isolation of Gaza from the world, which began in the late 1990s, is a crime, and the state of neglect that politicians speak about reducing loans and stinging Palestinians, and using surveillance and technological weapons on imprisoned people and turning cells into experiment fields, this is also a crime.
“Through our efforts, we seek to help Americans see the common humanity between them and the Palestinians in Gaza, people who love strawberries and Valentine’s Day, for example,” she said.
She stated that we want the Americans to realize their responsibilities to act in order to change the policies of the United States. Policies that cause continued harm and that avoid accountability for human rights abuses.