Mission Statement: Working for Peace and Justice is a grassroots organization supporting the resilience and nonviolent struggle of the Palestinian community in Hebron, living among the ideologically extreme and violent Israeli settlers.
Our Goals: WPJ advocates for justice, freedom, equality, and self-determination for Palestinians in accordance with international law. We seek to end Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem and systems of inequality and apartheid where separate laws are applied to separate groups of people.
What we do:
Support the resiliency of the Palestinian community in Hebron, especially in the H2 area under Israeli military control, to remain to remain in their homes despite the hardships and violence they face from the occupation.
Empower, educate, and train Palestinian youth to use nonviolence as a means of resistance and to use cameras to document human rights violations.
Raise awareness in the international community about the situation in Hebron and encourage them to take action to advocate for freedom, justice, and equality for Palestinians.
Support the Palestinian community in Hebron to use of creative nonviolent direct action as a peaceful way to pressure the Israeli government to end its policies of apartheid and occupation.
WPJ opposes the occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem and all the stages of Israel’s settlement enterprise, from settlement planning to construction and expansion.
No cooperation with settlers or other parts of the occupation; no participating in any actions or activities that normalize or support settler colonialism.
WPJ is committed to nonviolence as a strategy and as a principle for the strengthening Palestinian civil society. WPJ believes sees nonviolence as a source of strength and power in the face of massive violence from the State of Israel and fundamentalist Israeli settlers.
WPJ opposes all forms of racism, including islamophobia and anti-semitism. We recognize the interconnected and intersectional natures of various social justice and indigenous struggles.
WPJ is committed to Palestinian empowerment leadership.