Café Palestine 34: Bedouins of the Naqab: resisting erasure in ’48 Palestine on FRIDAY 27 MAY at 3.45 pm (UK) / 5.45pm (Pal)

Café Palestine 34
Bedouins of the Naqab: Resisting erasure in ’48 Palestine

Friday 27th May 3.45pm (UK time) / 5.45pm (Pal time)
Please note change from our usual day

The Cafe will open with live music at 3.45pm (UK time) / 5.45pm (Pal).
The discussion will start at 4.00pm (UK) / 6.00pm (Pal).
The whole event is expected to finish at about 5.30pm (UK) / 7.30pm (Pal).

Bedouins of the Naqab: Resisting erasure in ’48 Palestine

This Café will shed light on the reality of life for Palestinian Bedouins of the Naqab, the southern lands colonised in 1948, where the struggle against ethnic displacement continues on a daily basis.   Over half of the 160,000 Naqab Bedouins reside in “unrecognized villages”, whose residents the Israeli government is trying to push into government-planned urban centers that disregard their lifestyle and needs. Although nominally Israeli citizens, they are denied basic services and infrastructure. Whole communities have been issued with demolition orders, and their villages are regularly bulldozed as part of a policy of Judaization. Palestinian Bedouin communities have been subject to systematic dispossession and economic de-development. The struggle to remain on the land has resulted in intensifying State oppression. We shall hear from academics and clinicians working in the Naqab, who will discuss the legal, social and psychological aspects of this situation.

The Café will be chaired by Einas Haj (Behavioral therapist and psychologist). Einas will be joined by Prof. Sarab Abu Rbie’a (Prof in social sciences); Huda Abu O’beid (Bachelor of Laws LLB): and Shireen Abu Bader (Psychotherapist and Counseling Psychologist).