*+-Josie Shields-Stromsness: Israeli forces arrived before sunrise on Monday, 13 February to demolish a newly completed community facility that residents refer to as a cultural café in the Wadi Hilweh area of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem.
About Josie Shields-Stromsness
Josie Shields-Stromsness, Program Director, lived and worked in Palestine for six months before joining the staff of the Middle East Children’s Alliance. She worked for the Palestinian Environmental NGONetwork (now the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign) in Jerusalem and for the Ibdaa Cultural Center in Dheisheh Refugee Camp. Josie now lives in Palestine and regularly visits MECA partners and projects. She also co-leads MECA delegations to Palestine/Israel.