Panel discusses need for anti-colonial, anti-imperialist feminism for Palestinian solidarity Politicide of Palestine discussed as part of Israeli Apartheid Week by Paniz Khosroshahy

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Abdo introduced the concept of “politicide” as important to understanding Palestinian women’s anti-colonial struggle. She explained that politicide is a form of genocide committed against Palestinians by the state of Israel through the erasing of Palestine as a political entity and through erasing Palestinian geography – for example, Israel’s renaming of many Palestinian towns and villages with Hebrew names. “At the heart of the [struggle against] settler colonialism is the loss of land and struggle to regain the land,” Abdo said.

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