Eight Bethlehem University students participated under the supervision of the Dean of Students’ Office in the First Youth Conference entitled “Youth and Hate Speech – The Source of Crisis and Confrontation Mechanisms” on Tuesday, 21 February 2023, at the Red Crescent Society in Ramallah.

The conference, which was organized by the Filastiniyat Foundation and supported by the European Union and the Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution, discussed the concept of hate speech and targeting marginalized groups in hate speech, such as women and people with disabilities.

The conference also addressed the role of youth and technology in creating and spreading hate speech. The audience listened to testimonies from people with disabilities about the impact of hate speech on their lives. It concluded with the youth’s recommendations of the need for measures to address hate speech.