The Palestine Solidarity Project is a Palestinian-led project dedicated to opposing the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land through nonviolent direct action.
It was founded in the village of Beit Ommar in the Southern West Bank during the Summer of 2006.
PSP is envisioned as a project dedicated to supporting solidarity between Palestinian communities resisting the Israeli occupation. We are committed to using non-violent means to affect change. We also believe firmly in the concept of sumoud—steadfastness—as a form of resistance. For many of the communities we work with, simply remaining on their land in the face of intimidation, economic strangulation, and a history of forced transfer, is the greatest form of resistance.
What We Do
1. Demonstrations against the continuing construction of the Apartheid Wall, Israeli-only roads and Israeli settlements in villages such as Al-Jaba’a, Beit Ommar, Al-Khadr, Al-Aroub, Halhoul and Yata.
2. Removing illegal roadblocks designed to isolate one Palestinian community from another and prevent Palestinian freedom of movement.
3. Joining farmers as they work their land which is in constant danger of being “confiscated” by Israel.
4. Replanting Palestinian crops that have been destroyed by Israeli settlers, with the aim of enabling those Palestinian communities directly affected by settler violence to remain on their land.
5. Working closely with families affected by frequent violence from nearby settlements by documenting the violence and providing an international presence to deter settler assaults.
PSP has two special projects we are working on at this time.
The first is support of the small community of Susiya in the South Hebron Hills. The families of Susiya, who live in Bedouin tents with no electricity, running water or telephone access, are constantly being terrorized by the extremist settlers of the Susiya Settlement. We believe supporting communities like Susiya are essential to the non-violent resistance to Israeli occupation. By creating solidarity between Susiya and nearly Palestinian villages, and by supporting the people of Susiya develop new sustainable agricultural projects, we believe we are supporting them in an act of resistance.
PSP has a group of four Palestinian individuals in Gaza who are sending us weekly reports from a civilian perspective on the ongoing crisis in Gaza. We hope that we will be able to spread correct information about the catastrophe that is occurring in Gaza at this time.
We especially need financial support for these two projects.