The event will discuss the consequences of the continued settlement expansion, its overall impact on the Palestinian population and the concomitant increase of Israeli settlers' violence and harassment against Palestinians.
The event will be organised as a panel conversation – moderated by H.E. Mr. Cheikh Niang, Chair of the Committee and Permanent Representative of Senegal to the UN – with civil society representatives. Mr. Hisham Sharabati, Palestinian Human Rights defender, Ms. Ines Abdel Razek, Advocacy Director of the Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy, Mr. Sulaiman Khatib, Director of International Relations for Combatants for Peace, and Mr. Yonatan Gher, Israeli Executive Director of Combatants for Peace will highlight the impact on the rights of the Palestinian people of Israel's ongoing illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, with a focus on Hebron as a case study.
Participants will consist of Committee Members/Observers and the panellists. All Member States, intergovernmental and civil society organizations as well as the public and media will be invited to follow the event and pose questions.