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Friends of Wadi Fuqeen will be holding a free talk and film-show about the Palestinian village of Wadi Fuqeen.
When? 2-5pm Saturday March 3, 2012
Download: Event Flyer – Event Poster
- 2.30pm: Joe Odell speatks about his recent experiences in Palestine
- 3.15pm: Film “Valley of Hope and Despair: The Director’s Cut”, trailer:
- Fairtrade tea and coffee will be available from 2pm to 5pm and Fairtrade Palestinian handicrafts and foodstuffs will be on sale throughout the afternoon.
The event is part of Fairtrade Fortnight
Friends of Wadi Fuqeen sent us this video by Jakob Schiller and Lubna Sharief outlining the growing problems faced by the Palestinian village of Wadi Fuqeen, sandwiched between the illegal Jewish settlement of Beitar Illit and the illegal Apartheid Wall.
THANKS TO ALL THOSE THAT VISITED US IN CAVERSHAM!
We had an extremely successful and enjoyable Saturday in Caversham. Between the sale in Church House, and the street stall outside Watrose, we were able to raise a significant amount for Friends of Wadi Fuqeen and raise awareness of issues in the West Bank and Palestine.
Reading PSC members did a wonderful job spreading cheer, good will and olive oil amongst the Xmas shoppers in Caversham, despite the cold weather!
We’ll be keeping all those that left their contact details informed about future events. Don’t forget our next meeting is at 8pm Thursday December 16th in Room 3 at RISC.
Al Jazeera’s documentary series, Witness, highlights the crisis in Wadi Fuqeen.
from Friends of Wadi Fuqeen: “This is a film about our adopted village of Wadi Fuqeen, its link with people in the Israeli town of Tsur Hadassah and their struggle against pollution. The villagers work closely with people from Tsur Hadassah to try to win peace for the whole community.”
The battle over access to clean water sources is ongoing across the West Bank, with illegal Israeli settlements frequently blocking access and polluting Palestinian farmers’ irrigation.
But in the valley of Wadi Fukin, Palestinian and Israeli villagers work together on projects to preserve water supplies and protect their local environment. This cooperation is exceptional in the region, but the huge gains both sides have made are now threatened.
The separation wall is approaching and will physically divide the communities, putting an end to their collaboration and adversely affecting local water sources.
Local farmer Abu Mazen, some of his neighbours and their Israeli counterparts took the authorities to court to halt the construction of the wall. This timely film looks at an issue of crucial importance to both Palestinians and Israelis and sets the context to the villagers’ legal fight.
The story of how Palestinians and Israelis in one West Bank village are working together to preserve water supplies.
Incursions by the Israeli army into the village of Wadi Fuqeen are becoming more frequent.
In early August 2010 Israeli army jeeps drove through the village on the pretext of looking for Palestinian workers trying to get into Israel illegally.
A wedding was taking place at the time and the jeeps drove through a crowd consisting of the wedding party and guests. People were very worried by remained calm.
This is one of the latest examples of Israeli army harassment of the Palestinian residents of Wadi Fuqeen.
The Friends of Wadi Fuqeen sub-committee will be taking the stall selling fairtrade Palestinian handicrafts and foodstuffs to two further events in the run up to Christmas.
Saturday, 12 December 2009 – 11am to 4pm
Christmas fayre at Church House, Caversham, Reading [map]
If you can help on the stall, email email@example.com to get put on the rota. Volunteering just entails talking to people and taking money for the items, which are all priced up in advance. If you can spare an hour or two, it would be very much appreciated.