Amos Gvirtz spoke at Calvin College

Israeli human rights activist, Amos Gvirtz, co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, giving a talk at Calvin College on Friday on how the Israeli military occupation of Palestine undermines the human rights and security of Palestinians.

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Gvirtz noted that such violations of human rights as the ongoing confiscation of Palestinian lands and the demolition of Palestinian homes “have nothing to do with Israel’s security” and will ultimately end up underming it instead. He further explained that we need to enlarge our understanding of war and that home demolitions, land confiscation, and the building of illegal settlements on the West Bank are unilateral acts of war by a strong military power against largely defenceless Palestinian civilians.

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