Description on the poster:
This discussion, led by members of the Tadamon! Collective, will explore the effects of Israel's occupation on Palestinians living in Gaza. The Gaza Strip, one of the most densely populated places on earth, has been occupied by Israel since 1967. In 2007, Israel declared the Gaza Strip a "hostile entity" and proceeded to impose an economic blockade on a territory smaller than the size of the island of Montreal. The blockade, followed by a series of invasions (including Israel's most recent war on Gaza), has destroyed Gaza's fragile economy, compromised its food security, and ensured its continual "de-development". In this discussion, we will explore the current situation in Gaza and highlight the effects of the blockade on Palestinians' food security, one facet of the devastating reality of life under occupation.