Multiple events took place in Jordan as part of the 2018 Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) or “Haser Hisarak”, organized by BDS -Jordan, APN, and several other partners. IAW is an international series of events that seek to raise awareness of Israel’s apartheid system and settler colonial project over the Palestinian people and to build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
APN organized a seminar entitled “Agricultural Resistance and Strategies for Survival” on the 20th of March at the Professional Associations Complex. Speakers included agricultural expert Saad Dagher; activist Fadia Alwahsh from Jub Altheeb; APN President Rami Barhoush, and Project Manager Mohammad Qteishat.
Saad spoke about the techniques he is transferring to Palestinian communities to enhance self-reliance and sovereignty over natural resources, including water collection systems, solar energy, solid waste management, recycling and the use of organic fertilizers. Fadia Alwahsh, president of the Women Council at the village spoke of the struggles that confront her village which is surrounded by four settlements, and how women in the village play a key role to maintain its survival. Most recently, the Women Council succeeded in retrieving the solar panels that the occupation forces had confiscated.
APN President Rami Barhoush and Project Manager Mohammad Qteishat, explained APN’s work to rehabilitate agriculture and enhance food sovereignty through the 3rd Million Tree Campaign in Palestine.