SA Jews for a Free Palestine uses Jewish environmental holiday to raise alarm over Israel’s ‘ecocide’ in Gaza

SAJFP’s commemoration of Tu BiShvat in the Nakba Memorial Forest at Constitutional Hill  focussed on the crime of ecocide – the destruction of the environment – most markedly in Gaza but also in other Palestinian territories. The main speaker, David Fig, an environmental sociologist, described the way Israel’s image as an environmental and technological pioneer is belied by its policies of land and resource theft – and most strikingly by its utter decimation of Gaza.