(13-17 May) Mousa Abu Maria speaking tour: The Palestinian Nakba – An Ongoing Catastrophe (Belfast, Cork, Limerick, Dublin)
The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign is proud to present a speaking tour featuring Palestinian activist, farmer and former political prisoner Mousa Abu Maria. Mousa will visit Belfast (Mon 13), Cork (Wed 15), Limerick (Thur 16) and Dublin (Fri 17), and be speaking on the topic of ‘The Palestinian Nakba – An Ongoing Catastrophe’, to commemorate Nakba Week. The full itinerary is below:
MON 13 MAY – BELFAST: Nakba Day Meeting with Mousa Abu Maria & Stephen McCloskey (7.30pm, Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre, 45/47 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2FG)
WED 15 MAY – CORK: Palestinian Nakba – The Ongoing Catastrophe: Dervla Murphy in conversation with Palestinian activist Mousa Abu Maria (8pm, Gresham Metropole Hotel, McCurtain St, Cork City)
THUR 16 MAY – LIMERICK: The Palestinian Nakba – An Ongoing Catastrophe: Mousa Abu Maria speaks (8pm, Pery’s Hotel, Glenworth Street, Limerick)
FRI 17 MAY – DUBLIN: The Palestinian Nakba – An Ongoing Catastrophe: Mousa Abu Maria speaks (Cassidy’s Hotel, 6-8 Cavendish Row, Parnell Square East, Dublin 1)
About Mousa Abu Maria
Mousa Abu Maria is a Palestinian activist and farmer from the town of Beit Ommar, a village located in the West Bank about half way between Bethlehem and Hebron, currently surrounded by six Israeli settlements.
Mousa has spent several years imprisoned in Israeli jails, including a 14-month spell in ‘administrative detention’ without charge or trial. He and his family have also seen large areas of their land seized by occupation forces and illegal settlements.
Mousa is the co-founder of the Palestine Solidarity Project, a Palestinian-run grassroots organisation committed to non-violent resistance to the Israeli Occupation. Since 2006 the Palestine Solidarity Project has been organizing regular demonstrations against Israeli illegal settlements, to protest the ongoing physical abuse and harassment of Palestinian residents of the village and the loss of their farm land and orchards as a result of the expanding settlements.
Admission is FREE to all events.