Webinar: Palestinian Health and Human Rights Under Occupation

By Florida Chapter of World BEYOND War, the Veterans For Peace Chapter 136 in The Villages, FL, and Partners For Palestine, FL, March 30, 2023

Life for Palestinians living in the occupied territories is at a new crisis point. More Palestinians died in the West Bank in 2022 than in any year since 2006, and 2023 is shaping up to be even more deadly.

After decades of impunity for countless human rights violations, Israel continues to control Palestinian movement, seize Palestinian land, and raid Palestinian cities, while enabling the violence and incitement of a rapidly expanding settler population.

Dr. Yara Asi is a Palestinian-American global health researcher who returned from doing field work in Palestine in October. In this webinar, she gives a first-hand account of the situation in the West Bank and the effects on the health and well-being of Palestinians.

About The Speaker: Yara M. Asi, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida in the School of Health Management and Informatics and a Visiting Scholar at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. She is also a 2020-2021 Fulbright US Scholar, a Non-resident Fellow at the Arab Center Washington DC, and a Non-resident Fellow at the Foundation for Middle East Peace. Her work focuses on health, development, and human rights in fragile and conflict-affected settings.

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