Film: Until when….
March 30, 2011 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
…a film by dahna abourahme
Sponsored by Central New York Working for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel
March 30 is an annual day of commemoration for Palestinians all over the world. It is known as Land Day. On this date in 1976 the Israeli government announced a plan to expropriate thousands of dunams of land for “security and settlement purposes.” In response, Palestinians organized a general strike and marches throughout their land. Six Palestinians were killed, about one hundred wounded, and hundreds arrested in confrontations with the Israeli army and police. Land Day is recognized as a pivotal event in the struggle over land and the relationship Palestinians to the State of Israel.
To commemorate this day and continue our work of understanding the conflict between these two peoples, CNY Working for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel will show the video, “until when…” an in-depth portrait of Palestinian lives under occupation. It is set during the Second Intifada and follows four Palestinian families living in Dheisheh Refugee Camp near Bethlehem. This period of intensified Palestinian-Israeli violence began in late September 2000. The death toll, including both military and civilian, is estimated to be 6500 Palestinians and over 1100 Israelis, as well as 64 foreigners. There was no clear cut end to this period. The death of Arafat in 2004, the dispute between Palestinians factions (Fatah and Hamas) that followed his death, and the Israeli disengagement from Gaza in 2005 are all cited as bringing about the end to the 2nd Intifada.
Free to the Public