The Israeli occupation not only destroys Palestinian lives, homes and agriculture, but also destructs Palestinian society and divides the Palestinian people at different geographical places: Gaza, West Bank, Israel, East Jerusalem, and the refugees in the Diaspora.

A divided Palestinian society is an obstacle for achieving a just peace. A strong and well-functioning civil society is a prerequisite for inclusive societies without discrimination or oppression. Article 1 Collective supports civil society groups in their efforts to work towards development of a unified inclusive democratic society that respects human rights and provides political, social, and economic justice for all its members.

Article 1 Collective and partners develop strategies for justice. Each strategy offers new perspectives. This way we keep hope alive and we continue to work for a just peace.

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Shrine at Bassa cemetary- John Veron