The Rising Cost of Occupation


With each passing year it becomes increasingly clear: the status quo is not sustainable. Palestinian children cannot continue to pay the highest cost for Israel's military occupation. Join us for a conversation examining Israel's increasing use of lethal force against Palestinians, including children, and the situation of Palestinian prisoners. Palestinian civil society leaders with extensive experience representing Palestinian detainees in Israeli military courts will discuss how the Israeli government uses military law to legitimize control over an occupied Palestinian population and targets Palestinian youth for arrest. 


Sahar Francis is a Palestinian lawyer and general director of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association. Francis became director in 2005, and has been a human rights legal advocate since 1994. She specializes in issues of Palestinian political prisoners, including ill-treatment and torture, administrative detention, prison conditions, and prisoners’ rights. She has extensive experience litigating in the Israeli Supreme Court and Israeli military court system.

Khaled Quzmar is a Palestinian lawyer and general director of Defense for Children International – Palestine. Quzmar joined DCIP in 1995 as a lawyer representing Palestinian children in Israeli military courts. He specializes in issues of juvenile justice and grave violations against children during armed conflict, and earned an LL.M in International Human Rights Law from the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway.


Open to the public.

Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace-DC, National Lawyers Guild-Metro DC, Defense for Children International - Palestine

May 05, 2016 at 7:00pm - 9pm
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
1313 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20005
United States
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