Despite quiet, suffering continues for Palestinians in Gaza

Jun 22 2021 6:00 pm

While the Israeli bombardment of Gaza last month has ended, the current status is merely a lull in active hostilities toward its beleaguered people.

To illustrate the desperate situation in Gaza, Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel will show the movie, “Gaza: Still Alive,” in an online event at 6 p.m., June 22, 2021. Deya’ Leonard Dressner will host a discussion after the one-hour movie. Go to and scroll down to “Upcoming Event” for the registration link

“Gaza: Still Alive” reveals the mental health struggles among Palestinians in the impoverished Gaza Strip after a decade of isolation from the world and amid ongoing war and trauma. It is the story of Gazans’ immense invisible suffering as seen through the eyes of ordinary civilians and the psychologists tasked with supporting them.

Dressner is the founder and director of the Leonard Education Organizations (LE.O), a nonprofit organization founded in 2015 to support Palestinians seeking higher education in the United States and abroad.

This online event is free and open to the public and is organized by Northfielders for Justice in Palestine/Israel, a diverse group of community members who organize local events to educate and advocate for justice and peace in Palestine/Israel. For more information about the event or NJP, visit the website at or write to

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