Palestine and (Human) Nature

Naomi, Foyle (2016) Palestine and (Human) Nature. Critical Muslim, 19 (Nature). pp. 102-124. ISSN 2048-8475

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Abstract

An account of the author's research trip to Lebanon and Palestine in February 2016, where she researched environmental responses to the political problems of the region. As a member of the Interpal Bear Witness women's convoy, Naomi Foyle visited Palestinian and Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon, witnessing individual and collective efforts to green these barren environments, and gaining a better understanding of the myriad challenges faced by the residents. In the West Bank, Foyle volunteered at the Palestine Museum of Natural History in Bethlehem, a division of the Palestinian Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability, Bethlehem University; and Marda Permaculture Farm in the village of Marda, located downhill from the large settlement of Ariel. In both places she encountered flourishing non-violent resistance to the Israeli Occupation, maintained under very difficult circumstances, including travel and import restrictions, weekly inundation by toxic tear gas and an epidemic of wild boar. Throughout her trip she met local and international activists committed to the principles of environmental justice, which seeks to protect both human rights and the biosphere.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
J Political Science > JZ International relations
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Departments > English and Creative Writing
Depositing User: Naomi Foyle
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 14:38
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2018 00:10
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2486

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