Mutual Aid and Palestinian Sumud: the HIRN Model

In this episode Hamed Qawasmeh describes the work of the Hebron International Resource Network (HIRN), a collective coordinated by him that helps Palestinians facing threats from the Israeli occupation such as land confiscation, home demolitions, and difficulty crossing checkpoints. Our discussion turned to the challenges of responding quickly to people’s needs using grant money and the pitfalls of the international development agenda. Finally we turned our attention toward the fate of the residents of Masafer Yatta, now living under threat of eviction after an Israeli Supreme Court decision last year.

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