VIDEO: Sheerin Al-Araj – The struggle for Palestine

The struggle for Palestine – the last 62 years illustrated by the history of the al-Walaja village and the nonviolent struggle against the wall.

This is a recording of an open meeting at Litteraturhuset, Oslo, 29.04.11, arranged by Folkereisning mot krig and Norges fredsråd.

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Sheerin Al-Araj tells the story of her village and the long nonviolent struggle against the Israeli occupation. Sheerin is an activist and a member of al-Walajeh Village Council. She has been an active part of several movements against the occupation for almost all her life. Confronted by soldiers, tear gas, guns and brutality she has never given up her struggle for a peaceful future. Sheerin will present her view on the role of the international community, other external actors, and what the present challenges are for nonviolent activists in Palestine. Sheerin has over the years worked in local Palestinian groups, International organisations as well as joint Palestinian/Israeli projects.

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