A visit to Palestine Museum of Natural History (Area A)

July, 02, 2016 

 

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Entering area A

Entering area A

Israeli participants in the visit taken in a photo with the sign that forbiden them from entering "Area A". They stress their objection to this separation order that manly prevents Palestinians from traveling in their homeland. © De-Colonizer

Sign in Bethleem

Sign in Bethleem

calling to boycott Israeli products. © De-Colonizer

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With Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh

With Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh

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With Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh

With Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh

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With Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh

With Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh

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Re-using Israeli amunitions

Re-using Israeli amunitions

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Kind of oven

Kind of oven

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Muhamad Najajrah explains

Muhamad Najajrah explains

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Bees are producing honey

Bees are producing honey

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Eco-system

Eco-system

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Three species of frogs in this pool

Three species of frogs in this pool

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The dragonfly

The dragonfly

The dragonfly balances the ecology of the pool © De-Colonizer

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A cage for birds

A cage for birds

caught to be studied and then free © De-Colonizer

Who lives here?

Who lives here?

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Fish for aquasystem

Fish for aquasystem

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The green house

The green house

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Composting

Composting

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Composting

Composting

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The green wall

The green wall

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Growing worms

Growing worms

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Endangered frog

Endangered frog

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The biggest scorpion

The biggest scorpion

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No animal was killed here

No animal was killed here

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De-Colonizer organised a visit for Israelis to the Palestine Museum of Natural History in Bethlehem. The museum's director and founder Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh will introduce this fascinating work done at the museum. As political activists we usually tend to look only on the injustices under the Israeli occupation in their numerous forms but are not used to look at the impacts of colonialism on the nature, and see the great work done by many Palestinians as part of the resistance too, even though not « direct » one, in its traditional sense. We forget that in harsh conditions, knowledge can also be produced in creative ways. 

Program ( all the event will be held in English ):

 

* 9:30 / Leaving Tel Aviv 
* 11:00 / Arrival to the Museum

* 11:00 - 11:30 / Short introduction of the hosts and the guests, opening comments by Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh and Eitan Bronstein

* 11:30 - 12:30 / Guided tour at the Museum

* 12:30 - 13:30 / Lunch

* 13:30 - 14:00 / A lecture by Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh on "Risks to Nature Under the Israeli Colonialism"

* 14:00 - 14:30 / Open discussion and closure

 

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