Youth Against Settlements is an exciting and innovative group based in the heart of Hebron under the direction of human rights defender Issa Amro. Working for Peace and Justice and the Hebron Freedom Fund are proud to support their critical work. Youth Against Settlements is a nonviolent direct action group, which seeks to end the building and expanding of illegal Israeli settlements through non-violent popular struggle and civil resistance. Through empowering and educating young Palestinians, YAS inspires the population of Hebron, especially in the H2 area under Israeli military control, to remain in the area, stand firm, and mount nonviolent resistance and resilience campaigns. YAS envisions a 100% non-violent, mass Palestinian uprising of civil disobedience that pressures the Israeli government to dismantle the settlements and end the Occupation.
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