Humanity in Gaza

Date(s) - 12/17/2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


We are supporting this film screening; here is the description from Voices from the Holy Land:

Since October 7, Israel has dropped the equivalent of two nuclear bombs on Gaza, killing and wounding tens of thousands, displacing 1.5 million, and creating conditions on the ground that inevitably lead to more death, injury and disease. Yet this humanitarian catastrophe is not the first Gazans have endured. The majority of the population are refugees displaced from their homes in the 1948 Nakba.  Forty percent of today’s Gazans are under age 15.  In their lifetime they have seen five Israeli bombing campaigns on their homes, not to mention the deadly force Israel used against Gazans participating in the primarily nonviolent border protests of 2018-2019.

How does this affect the physical and mental health of the people of Gaza, particularly the children?  How many generations will this damage remain?  Panelists will explore Gaza’s cycles of trauma, recovery, and retraumatization, centering on three short films: Gaza: A Gaping Wound; So They Know We Existed; and Heroes of Gaza: The Extraordinary Doctors, Living & Working in a Warzone.

Watch the films for free at your convenience, then join the Q&A discussion.

3 pm ET 12 noon PT • 10 pm Jerusalem

  • Samah Jabr – Head of the Mental Health Unit within the Palestinian Ministry of Health, founding member Palestine-Global Mental Health Network 
  • Ahmed Alnaouq – Palestinian journalist, cofounder of We Are Not Numbers,
  • Steve Sosebee – Founder and President, Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund
  • Alice Rothschild – Author, filmmaker, and Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School (Retd.); founder, Jewish Voice for Peace Health Advisory Council

You must register to get the free film link and to participate in the Q&A discussion.

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The December 2023 Online Film Salon is Co-Sponsored by


USA Palestine Mental Health Network

United Palestinian Appeal

SUPPORTER Organizations: Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace ♦  Quaker Palestine Israel Network Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East Indiana Center for Middle East Peace Disciples of Christ Palestine-Israel Network ♦ Virginia Coalition for Human Rights ♦ Mennonite Palestine Israel Network Friends of Sabeel North America Center for Jewish Nonviolence Episcopal Peace Fellowship Palestine Israel NetworkNorthern New Jersey Jewish Voice for Peace  United Church of Christ Palestine Israel Network Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service Churches for Middle East Peace Kairos Puget Sound Coalition Pax Christi USA Jewish Voice for Peace – San Diego ♦ 

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