Do Unto Others focuses on the Middle East, (nonviolent) social movements, and how I make sense of my place in the world. I'm currently based in Cairo, Egypt doing peacebuilding and community development.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Israel's Brutal Response to Nonviolent Resistance

This video is a quick summary of things I have been writing about on this blog recently. The occupation's response to nonviolent resistance in Bil'in is very similar to what is happening here in the South Hebron hills. It's very similar to what happened to Nasser from At-Tuwani, which I documented here.

Nonviolent resistance organizers are arrested and huge sums of money and are demanded for their release. Or as in the cases of Mohammed Khatib's and a leader in the South Hebron hills, organizers are restricted from participating in demonstrations.

This is a good reminder that nonviolent resistance is powerful and the government fears it. But it's also a reminder of the brutal Israeli system of occupation that Palestinians are under.