St. Yves launches “Right to exist?!” film

  • Date: 2016-09-29

The Society of St. Yves – Catholic Center for Human Rights held a film launching event for its short movie entitled “Right to exist?!” at Yabous Cultural Centre, in Jerusalem. The launching witnessed the participation of Patriarch Emeritus, his Beatitude Michel Sabah, in addition to a number of diplomatic missions and representatives, civil society and church organizations as well as UN organizations.

The film addresses the plight of Palestinians who suffer from the Israeli of residency policies in Jerusalem, demonstrating the discrimination imposed on Jerusalemites by Israeli authorities, particularly with regards to family unification and child registration. The film screening was followed by a panel discussion; Adv. Emil Mishriki from St. Yves started by presenting the Israeli legal framework and the constant struggle that Palestinians in Jerusalem live, affecting every aspect of their lives, including their financial and social stability.

Ms. Marina Mattirolo from Diakonia continued by covering the international law framework in regards to family unification and child registration, and further highlighted the constant violations of international law by the Israeli authorities.