Political Analyst, Commentator, & Human Rights Activist
The Lawfare Project
633 Third Avenue, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10017
(between 40th and 41st Streets)
Monday, September 12, 2016 @ 12:00PM
Kosher lunch will be served
To RSVP, please email RSVP@TheLawfareProject.org by
Monday, August 29th.
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Invitations are non-transferable.
Since Hamas took over the Gaza Strip in 2007, the Egyptian government and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have been allied in their shared interest in removing Hamas from power. After designating Hamas as a terrorist organization, Egypt closed the Rafah Crossing, thereby limiting the flow of goods (and people) into Gaza. Both the Egyptian government and the PA view pressure from Egypt as the only means of eliminating Hamas, which prioritizes the reconstruction of “terror tunnels” and other military apparatus over investments in civil society. Moreover, in spite of its supposed “democratic” election, Gazans are effectively held hostage by Hamas, which has perpetrated war crimes against its civilians (and Israel), committed grave human rights violations, and otherwise hindered any progress toward peace.
Bassem Eid, a Jerusalem-based political analyst, human rights pioneer, and expert commentator in Arab and Palestinian affairs, will discuss the current situation in Gaza and the complications that arise when a terrorist group exerts political authority over a civilian population.