Gaza – Press House
On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Press House – Palestine (BAS) organized a cultural session on the topic of “Ways to Enhance Respect for Human Rights Principles and Reduce the Usage of Hate Speech in the Palestinian Scene” as part of “Strengthening Free & Independent Media in Palestine” project activities funded by the Norwegian and the Swiss Governments.
With high prevention measures to prevent the outbreak of COVID19, Mr. Yousri Al-Ghoul, writer, Mr. Musab Abo Toha, English Literature Teacher, Mr. Maan Al-Atrash, Legal Adviser and, a group of intellectuals and active writers in the Palestinian community participated in the cultural session.
Mr. Yousri Al-Ghoul opened the session noting that the session is trying to combine the international and humanitarian laws with literary discourse to reduce hate speech in the Palestinian society and to promote the language of tolerance.
From his part, Mr. Maan Al-Atrash reviewed many of the international laws related to the international covenant on civil and political rights containing the rights and duties, noting that Palestinian society has been subjected to hate speech as an occupied society by the Israeli Occupation.
Mr. Musab Abo Toha talked about the necessity of reducing the usage of hate speech literarily and stressing that human rights literature is a new type aiming to enhance the human rights and exposing the racist practice.