(18 August 2016) BADIL launches the Visualizing Jerusalem Project

BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights held the first meeting of the Visualizing Jerusalem Project. This meeting, which was held at BADIL Center, provided an introduction for participants on BADIL’s work, programs, and projects. It also included a discussion about the circumstances that residents of Jerusalem face as they live under occupation and constant risk of forcible transfer and began exploring methods and mechanisms to implement the project. 

The project, in which 30 youths from Jerusalem have been invited to participate, aims to empower them by providing the tools and the skills necessary to highlight the Israeli policies of forcible transfer in Jerusalem. They will accomplish this through producing six short films and brochures on the Israeli policies of forcible transfer in Jerusalem, and provide skills and tools on how to identify and document these violations in Jerusalem.

This project will run until March 2017. Visualizing Jerusalem is implemented in coordination with Burj Al-Luqluq Community Center Association, al-Bustan Association, and Youth Development Department. It will include educational and skill training sessions that will introduce the participants to International Humanitarian Law, relevant Human Rights Laws, and the mechanisms and methods of documenting Israeli violations in Jerusalem.