2018 05 09 JAI Field Visit 6

War in Palestine: Restrictions in the projects of Horyzon

The conflict between Israel and Palestine still has a serious impact on the lives of a lot of people. Even though so many people have been suffering from this conflict for decades, the situation has become much worse again since the beginning of October 2023. Road and area closures severely restrict Palestinians' freedom of movement and often lead to arbitrary arrests. Every day, people are injured or even killed, families are torn apart and houses are destroyed. Just before Christmas, the building of YMCA Gaza, with which Horyzon had been working for about eleven years, was also completely destroyed. At the time, several families had sought shelter there. At least eight people were killed and dozens injured in the attack. This attack is just one of many tragic events that have taken place in recent months. Not only in Gaza, but also in the West Bank, where reports of families being displaced from their villages have increased massively. Horyzon is deeply shocked and sympathizes with current and former employees as well as their families and friends.