Friday 24.1 at 6pm at Arkadia: ‘Palestine: Occupation is especially heavy for the people with severe diseases’ by Arabikansojen ystävyysseura

Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to a ‘Palestine: Occupation is especially heavy for the people who have severe diseases’ by Arabikansojen ystävyysseura on Friday 24.1. at 6pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11).

The discussion will be in English and led by PhD Amal Hadweh from Betlehem.

All are welcome to join the talk and voice their opinion.

Warm regards,


Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome

Text by Arabikansojen ystävyysseura

PhD Amal Hadweh
will tell about the life in her home town, which is suffering from occupation, surrounded by a wall. She will focus on the following themes:

– The negative impact of the wall on Palestinian life.

– The position of refugees in Palestine and in other hosting countries.

– The difficulties faced by the chronically ill in an occupied territory.

Amal Hadweh works for the refugees inside Palestine. She also works for the Diabetics’ Friends Society (DFS) in Betlehem, which is sponsored by the Finnish-Arab Friendship Society. She is responsible for teaching diabetic patients how to take care of themselves in the difficult circumstances they often find themselves. At the moment, the Palestinian society cannot afford modern medical treatment, and the genreal knowledge of diabetes is insufficient.