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Presentacion Conferencia

  1. 1. Presented by : Claudette Habesch Secretary General Caritas Jerusalem . February/ March 2008 THE HOLY LAND PEACE IS POSSIBLE Presented to CARITAS ESPANOLA
  2. 2. The Holy Land <ul><li>LAND FOR THE THREE MONOTHEISTIC RELIGIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Christianity </li></ul><ul><li>Islam </li></ul><ul><li>Judaism </li></ul>
  3. 3. Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth
  4. 4. The Church of the Nativity Bethlehem
  5. 6. Entrance of the Patriarch to The Nativity Church Midnight Mass Nativity Church
  6. 7. Jerusalem
  7. 8. Palm Sunday procession Latin Patriarch and Franciscan Custos
  8. 9. Palm Sunday Jerusalem
  9. 10. The Church of Dominus Flevit
  10. 11. Gethsemane Jerusalem
  11. 12. Via Dolorosa The Street of Sorrows ...
  12. 13. Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre The Holy Sepulchre
  13. 14. Western Wall Plaza Jerusalem
  14. 15. Al Aqsa Mosque
  15. 16. CONFLICT IN THE HOLY LAND
  16. 17. THE BEGINNINGS OF THE CURRENT CONFLICT - 1948 <ul><li>1948 State of Israel founded Over 750,000 native Palestinians made refugees 78% of historic Palestine taken for the newly found state of Israel Palestinians left with only 22% of historic Palestine to found their own state </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Palestinian Refugees - 1948 </li></ul><ul><li>726,000 Palestinians fled to neighboring Arab countries and other locations </li></ul><ul><li>32,000 became internally displaced people </li></ul><ul><li>531 Arab towns or villages were destroyed or resettled </li></ul><ul><li>December 1949 – UNRWA established with 914, 221 registered Palestinian refugees </li></ul><ul><li>Source: www.passia.org – Palestinian refugees paper, 2001. </li></ul>
  18. 19. THE OCCUPATION BEGINS - 1967 <ul><li>1967 June 5 1967 – Six Day War Occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem begins on June 12 1967 The remaining 22% of historic Palestine became “Occupied Territory” according to International Law </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>UN SECURITY COUNCIL </li></ul><ul><li>RESOLUTION 242 PASSED </li></ul><ul><li>“ Resolution adopted on November 22, 1967, calling on Israel to withdraw its army from territories occupied in the course of the War of 1967.” </li></ul><ul><li>Source: www.passia.org – 2007 edition, pg. 301. </li></ul>
  20. 21. Beginning of the First Uprising The First Intifada 1987 - 1993
  21. 22. 11/15/1988 - The PLO recognizes Israel and calls for peace and an end to the Palestinian Israeli conflict <ul><li>Quote from the Palestinian Declaration of Independence </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The State of Palestine herewith declares that it believes in the settlement of regional and international disputes by peaceful means, in accordance with the UN Charter and resolutions. Without prejudice to its natural right to defend its territorial integrity and independence, it therefore rejects the threat or use of force, violence and terrorism against its territorial integrity or political independence, as it also rejects their use against the territorial integrity of other states.” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.al-bab.com/arab/docs/pal/pal3.htm </li></ul>
  22. 23. Real peace must be based on justice <ul><li>HH John Paul II </li></ul><ul><li>“ There can be no peace without justice, no justice without forgiveness” </li></ul>
  23. 24. Madrid Peace Conference 1991 In October 1991, the Madrid Peace Conference opened. George Bush “ The father” addressing the Conference.
  24. 25. Declaration of Principles 13/9/1993 A hand shake … A wager on HOPE Yitzak Rabin and Yasser Arafat at the Oslo I peace agreement
  25. 26. Start of the Second Uprising 28 / 9 /2000 - Present
  26. 27. The Palestinian Reality OCCUPATION <ul><li>Home Demolitions. </li></ul><ul><li>Arrests and Imprisonment. </li></ul><ul><li>Deportations. </li></ul><ul><li>Denial Of Basic human rights. </li></ul><ul><li>Oppressive Policies. </li></ul><ul><li>Control of all aspects of life. </li></ul><ul><li>Restriction of Movement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The wall . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check points. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curfews. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Closures: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive ( NO PERMITS). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>General ( Permissions). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internal Closures. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Collective Punishment. </li></ul><ul><li>Property Destruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted assassinations. </li></ul>
  27. 28. SETTLEMENTS
  28. 29. Article 49 II. The Occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupying . Hebron, 16 February 2007: Israeli occupation soldiers accompanying Israeli settlers in the Old City.  
  29. 30. Chronology of a settlement Har Homa Settlement 2007 Jebel Abu Ghneim 1997
  30. 31. THE RIGHT OF RETURN – ALL PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES
  31. 32. Article 49. I. Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless of their motive.
  32. 33. MOVEMENT RESTRICTIONS
  33. 34. Seven years of increasingly tighter restrictions – Critics of checkpoints claim they help to create an atmosphere that breeds the terror they are trying to prevent.
  34. 35. Israeli checkpoint in the Wall at the entrance of Bethlehem
  35. 42. THE WALL
  36. 44. Kalkilia
  37. 45. A nun trying to cross the Wall
  38. 48. Generations cross the wall
  39. 51. During his weekly Sunday address 16 November 2003 in St. Peter’s Square , the Late Pope John Paul II said: “ In reality, the Holy Land doesn’t need walls, but bridges !”
  40. 52. DETENTION AND IMPRISONMENT
  41. 53. Palestinian Prisoners <ul><li>Today, more than </li></ul><ul><li>10,000 Palestinians are in Israeli prisons </li></ul><ul><li>This includes over 300 children </li></ul><ul><li>Source: www.addameer.org </li></ul>
  42. 54. BLOCKADE OF THE GAZA STRIP
  43. 55. GAZA – No Food, No Fuel, No Hope
  44. 56. Samer Harara, age 9, trapped in Gaza – Needs a kidney transplant
  45. 57. Desperate Gazans at the Egyptian Border
  46. 58. Gaza – No Light, No Heat, No Hope
  47. 59. HEALTH CARE WITHOUT DIGNITY
  48. 60. Gaza women gave birth at Israeli checkpoints
  49. 62. <ul><li>Newborn babies die </li></ul>
  50. 63. The result of a targeted killing in Gaza – An innocent victim who lost three limbs
  51. 64. WATER
  52. 65. “ All peoples may, for their own ends, freely dispose of their natural wealth and resources without prejudice to any obligations arising out of international economic co-operation, based on the principle of mutual benefit and international law.” Article 1(2) of the 1966 United Nations Human Rights Covenants
  53. 66. Children from Khan Younis in Gaza line up for water
  54. 67. People in Gaza waiting in line for drinking water
  55. 68. HOME DEMOLITIONS
  56. 74. No Future …..
  57. 75. This is what remains of my Home ….
  58. 77. Caritas … Today A Voice for the Voiceless
  59. 78. CARITAS AREAS OF OPERATIONS
  60. 79. CARITAS STAFF Programs Department Health Programs and Health Care Counseling Center And Drug Awareness Program Day Care Center for the Elderly Youth Leadership and Peace Building Department Credit Department Humanitarian And Relief Program 61 staff members: 49 Full Time 11 Part Time 34 males - 27 Females Communication Department Programs Department
  61. 80. Micro Finance Program <ul><li>An Idea </li></ul><ul><li>A Micro Loan </li></ul><ul><li>A Business </li></ul><ul><li>A Better Life </li></ul><ul><li>The program started in the early 1967 with a grant from CRS to be used for housing loans. </li></ul><ul><li>The Micro Finance Department is the backbone of Caritas Jerusalem’s development projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Offers Individual loans for small and medium sized enterprises. </li></ul>Since 1993 the department was able to reach and support 1,650 families with a total amount of US $ 5.5 million
  62. 81. <ul><li>Caritas offers four types of individual loans: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Income Generating loans for start-up and on-going business. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Housing loans for home renovations and home completion. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational loans for university students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency loans. </li></ul></ul>
  63. 82. MEDICAL HEALTH CENTERS Due to the current situation of closures and lack of access to other health care providers the importance and contribution of our medical centers has dramatically increased. AL-SHATI’E Health Center ABOUD Health Center TAYBEH Health Center Gaza Mobile Clinic
  64. 83. TAYBEH MEDICAL HEALTH CENTER
  65. 84. TAYBEH MEDICAL HEALTH CENTER
  66. 85. AL-SHATI’E CAMP MEDICAL CENTER
  67. 86. Gaza – Medical Center and Mobile Clinics
  68. 87. ELDERLY PROGRAM BAITONA ( Day Care Center for the Elderly ) CARITAS JERUSALEM ELDERLY CARE PROGRAM BAITONA ( Day Care Center for the Elderly )
  69. 88. ACTIVITIES - ELDERLY CARE PROGRAM
  70. 89. <ul><li>Daily Care </li></ul><ul><li>Hot meals </li></ul><ul><li>Psychosocial Support </li></ul><ul><li>Home visits </li></ul><ul><li>Aid with house work </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Care and health insurance coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsorship Program </li></ul>
  71. 90. OLD CITY COUNSELING CENTER The Old City Counseling Center was inaugurated in February 1999 to offer integrated services to drug addicts, their families, youth and the residents of East Jerusalem through, support, prevention and guidance.
  72. 91. Food Security Program Cash for Work Through Home Renovation Before After
  73. 92. Food Security Program Cash for Work Through Home Renovation After Before
  74. 93. Food Security Program Cash for Work Through Water Projects
  75. 94. Social Assistance and Emergency Program <ul><li>Job Creation: </li></ul><ul><li>276 people were helped to find jobs through networking and marketing their handmade products, like embroidery and olive wood crafts. </li></ul><ul><li>Priority is given to men and women who are the breadwinners for their families </li></ul>
  76. 95. Social Assistance and Emergency Program <ul><li>Academic Support: </li></ul><ul><li>343 students were assisted by providing financial aid to pay their tuition fees in schools and universities </li></ul>70 % of the academic support beneficiaries are females
  77. 96. <ul><li>Medical Support: </li></ul><ul><li>4592 people were assisted by contributing to their medical treatment expenses. </li></ul><ul><li>65 families were assisted by paying the fees for their medical insurance. </li></ul>
  78. 97. Youth Empowerment Program <ul><li>106 volunteers in 6 groups. </li></ul><ul><li>70% of volunteers are females </li></ul><ul><li>Locations: Ramallah, Birziet, Aboud, Jifna, Ein Arik and Taybeh </li></ul>
  79. 98. <ul><li>Volunteer Activities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With the elderly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer summer camps </li></ul></ul>
  80. 99. Ein Arik Community Cultural and Sport Center <ul><li>Beneficiaries: </li></ul><ul><li>Around 1,500 Moslem and Christians living in the village </li></ul><ul><li>Youth of the village and the whole community </li></ul>
  81. 101. Beit Ommar Projects - Children’s park Hebron Bethlehem Beit Ommar
  82. 102. Beit Ommar Projects Summer Camps for Children
  83. 103. Beit Ommar Projects Beit Ommar Women Society for Family Care <ul><li>Center refurbishing </li></ul><ul><li>Sewing courses </li></ul><ul><li>Embroidery workshop </li></ul><ul><li>literacy courses </li></ul>
  84. 104. Communication and Advocacy Currently, Caritas Jerusalem is reaching more than 1,500 institutional and individual contacts with its electronic communications
  85. 105. CONCLUSION
  86. 106. THE WORLD HAS BECOME A SMALLER PLACE <ul><li>Communications and the flow of information happen in fractions of seconds. </li></ul><ul><li>Today, we cannot claim that “We do not know.” </li></ul><ul><li>Remaining silent is no longer an option. </li></ul><ul><li>The international community has the responsibility to act. </li></ul><ul><li>Killing innocent people, settlement building and colonization, economic strangulation and restrictions, pain and suffering, arrests and hopelessness HAVE TO STOP. </li></ul>
  87. 107. THE ROLE OF THE MOTHER CHURCH <ul><li>Caritas Jerusalem’s President, HB Msgr. Michel Sabbah, summed up our role very well when he said: “It is the obligation of the Church not to take sides with Israeli against Palestinian or Palestinian against Israeli but to work with all sides to find reconciliation&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>(Speaking in Ireland-6/2007) </li></ul>
  88. 108. A genuine Israeli partner would: <ul><li>Stop the confiscation of land. </li></ul><ul><li>Stop the control of Palestinian water resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Stop the construction of illegal Jewish settlements. </li></ul><ul><li>Lift the strangulating closure and isolation of Gaza. </li></ul><ul><li>Dismantle checkpoints that dissect the West Bank preventing the free movement of people and goods. </li></ul><ul><li>Seize the construction of the separation Wall especially in areas built on Palestinian land and not on the 1948 internationally recognized borders between the two states. </li></ul><ul><li>Stop isolating farmers from their agricultural land. </li></ul><ul><li>Stop delaying the negotiations on vital issues such as the status of Jerusalem and the refugees. </li></ul><ul><li>End Occupation. </li></ul>
  89. 109. THE HOLY LAND HAS SEEN ENOUGH DEATH
  90. 110. PEACE IS POSSIBLE
  91. 111. We need your help Help us keep HOPE
  92. 112. THANK YOU

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