Why did we choose Abdullah Abu Rahmah? Because he has become the face of the grassroots, unarmed resistance movement to Israel’s security barrier; because he is the person who has raised international awareness not only of the devastation caused by the barrier, but also the existence of a well-organized, non-violent grassroots opposition movement - one that brings together Palestinians, Israelis and international supporters in a joint struggle. Because he is the answer to the question, “Where is the Palestinian Gandhi?” (answer: there are many; and they are languishing in Israel’s jails). Because he has never wavered in his commitment to…Read More... | 1 Comment
Abdullah Abu Rahmah
Abdullah Abu Rahmah, the unarmed struggle leader from Bil'in who was put in prison by Israel for his political actions, and is now kept there even though he finished serving his sentence, has published a public letter for the International Human Rights Day. No matter what you think of the conflict and its desired solution, this is a text worth reading. I often wonder what Israeli leaders think they will achieve if they succeed in their goal of suppressing the Palestinian popular struggle? Is it possible that they believe that our people can sit quietly and watch as our land…Read More...
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