51 Years of Military Occupation in the Holy Land

Sue Otte, service leader. Detra Dettman, greeter

For half a century, Israel has maintained the military occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem. The millions of Palestinians who live in the occupied territories are subject to routine human rights abuses including excessive use of force, arrest and imprisonment without charge or trial, ill-treatment and torture of detainees, forced evictions and home demolitions, and the denial of free speech, assembly, and movement. Jon Ailabouni, a Decorah-based Palestinian-American, will share his family’s story and his perspective on the role of American citizens in the peaceful resolution of the conflict.