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      The Society of St. Yves

Catholic Center for Human Rights 
                     May 2017

                    Newsletter
Dear Friends,
Welcome to our May Newsletter!

The Society of St. Yves was founded in 1991 and is working under the patronage of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem to help "the poor and the oppressed" according to the social doctrine of the Catholic Church. St. Yves provides gratis legal assistance, counsel and advocacy to all members of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender or religion. Through national and international lobby and advocacy we are able to bring the light of the poor and marginalised to the attention of communities around the world in an effort to bring pressure for change.

This month, read about the most important updates on St. Yves legal work and its latest advocacy activities, as well as a general update on the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. 

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St. Yves Updates
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visits Cremisan
The Archbishop of Canterbury, His Grace Justin Welby visited Cremisan in Beit-Jala, on Monday the 8th of May 2017, receiving the latest updates on the case and witnessing the drastic damages incurred in the area since constructing the annexation wall. His Grace Justin Welby started his visit by a legal briefing at the Salesian sisters’ Convent by the Society of St. Yves.
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St. Yves Participates in a Summer Camp for People with Disabilities
The Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights took part in a summer camp for people with disabilities this Friday 5th of May organized by the Arab Society for the physically disabled in Tiberias. St. Yves gave three awareness raising sessions the first on strengthening and developing individual capacities of people with disabilities (PWDs), the second on  the rights of PWDs in regards to vocational training, and the third on the rights of PWDs in regards to accessibility. Read more
St. Yves Holds 6 Awarness Raising Sessions in May
As part of St. Yves advocacy activities, St. Yves continues holding awareness raising session in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

3 awareness sessions were held by St. Yves this month concentrating on the topics of house demolitions, Reidency, PWDs rights and National Insurance rights and benefits. St. Yves reached areas such as Sur Baher, the old city of Jerusalem, Um Al Khair and Tiberias.
St. Yves Participates in the training of Kairos Ambassadors
 
As part of the “Training of Kairos Ambassadors” project targeting Palestinian youth, aiming at developing their national identity and their skills based on humanitarian values, justice and hope as states the Kairos document, Mrs. Dalia Qumsieh Head of the Advocacy Department at The Society of St. Yves, gave a lecture  on Israeli policies in Area C of the West Bank, with a focus on land confiscation, settlements and annexation as well as house demolitions. Case studies given were the annexation wall in the Cremisan valley and the mass house demolition that took place in Seir, in Southern Hebron last August.
News Highlights Related to St. Yves Scope of Work 

After 40 days, Palestinians suspend mass hunger strike in Israeli prisons

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PA calls on UN to intervene against latest Israeli plans to 'Judaize' East Jerusalem

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Israeli forces demolish 3 Palestinian buildings in occupied East Jerusalem

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