(7 April 2016) Strengthening the resilience of the western and southern Palestinian villages in Area C of the Bethlehem and Governorates


BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, organized a workshop on Thursday, 7 April 2016, which took a place at Um Salamouna Village in southern Bethlehem Governorate. Participants were trained in photography skills to document Israeli human rights violations through policies implemented that lead to forcible transfer of the people in that area.

15 people from 7 villages participated in the workshop, which provided the documentation training and skills using a still camera. This workshop is one of a series of skills-based workshops within the project that aims to increase the participants’ abilities to resist Israeli violations and maintain their presence on the land. In addition, the participants from Um Salmouna village provided a tour to the other participants, giving a background and an overview of how the Israeli policies of forcible transfer are implemented in their village.