Recording- Peace Now Director Lior Amihai on Recent Joint Israeli-Palestinian Protest

On the morning of July 7th, our friends at Shalom Achshav led 400 people in a joint Israeli-Palestinian march from the Palestinian village of Burqa to the illegal outpost of Homesh. Despite the IDF's attempts to stop them (including the use of tear gas), the protesters persisted in a remarkable display of solidarity and courage. This is what fighting the Occupation looks like: bravery and integrity despite the odds.  

Protesters marching from Burqa to Homesh. The sign reads: "Until Homesh is Dismantled. [Moti Milrod for Haaretz]

 In this special conversation with with Peace Now’s Executive Director Lior Amihai, we discuss the Burqa-to-Homesh march, as well as the current epidemic of West Bank violence and the recent surges in settlement activity. Lior Amihai is the executive director of Peace Now. Before taking on this position, he was Executive Director of Yesh Din, an Israeli human rights organization that focuses on violations of Palestinians’ human rights in the West Bank. Prior to that, he was the co-director of Peace Now’s Settlement Watch project.

Watch the video recording on our YouTube HERE.

Listen to the audio on our podcast, PeaceCast.