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Palestinian activist may be jailed for years of nonviolent protest

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Published: 27 September 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

A famous Palestinian activist could be sent to Israel prison for his years of nonviolent Protest - Batya Ungar-Sargon – VICE Magazine 25.09.16
Israel's prosecution and persecution of Palestinians engaged in anti-occupation activities is nothing new. But Amro isn't just any protester - sometimes called the ‘Palestinian Gandhi’, he's a high-profile activist who is steadfastly committed to nonviolence.

WATCH: 'They want to get rid of the idea of nonviolent resistance' – video by A. Daniel Roth & Aaron Rotenberg – +972 Magazine 25.09.16
The Israeli army really wants to see Palestinian nonviolent activist Issa Amro in prison. In a three-part video interview, we ask Issa why he’s facing 18 charges now, and what ‘winning’ would mean for him. [1:26], [1:49], [1:18]

And see: ‘Occupation is not our Judaism’ July 24, 2016
‘We came at the request of a group called Youth Against Settlements. It’s burly, charismatic leader, a student of Gandhi and Martin Luther King named Issa Amro, asked Diaspora Jews to come and help clear Abu Aisha’s yard.’


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