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Feb. 23, 2022

Palestinian Civil Society Under Threat


On February 23 at 11 a.m. ET (UTC -5), we joined with The Elders for a live conversation focusing international attention on the continued impact of Israel’s terrorist designation of six Palestinian civil society organizations and the need for this decision to be reversed.

Panelists included:

- Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, The Elders / Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (co-host)
- Stacia George, The Carter Center (co-host)
- Shawan Jabarin, Al-Haq
- Sahar Francis, Addameer
- Ubai al-Aboudi, Bisan Center
- Khaled Quzmar, Defense for Children International, Palestine
- Fouad Abu Sif, The Union of Agricultural Work Committees
- Tahrir Jaber, Union of Palestinian Women Committees

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Forum Admin: 11:05 am

Hello and welcome. Please submit questions for the panel here.

Kayleigh Gallagher: 11:25 am

Did the designation of Palestinian civil society groups as terrorist organizations come as a surprise or was it anticipated?

Forum Admin: 11:36 am

Here are links to each of the Palestinian organizations on the panel today.

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Al Haq,

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Bisan Center,

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Defense for Children International – Palestine,

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The Union of Agricultural Work Committees,

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Union of Palestinian Women Committee,

Private Member 1: 11:50 am

If you were talking to a grassroots organizer and member of Congress in the US - what reasons would you give for why they should take some actions to stop this? This has been addressesd, but more details, please. How migjht our actions impact Israel? How might Israel's actionsio

Private Member 1: 11:51 am

Can you desribe where the appeals process is now? Is there a timeline for international actions?


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