Palestinian leader’s letter from Israeli prison

Posted: December 10th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: In the News | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

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 is taken from us? Do they think that we can face our children and tell them that, like us, they will never experience freedom? Or do they actually prefer violence and killing to our form of nonviolent struggle because it camouflages their ongoing theft and gives them an excuse to continue using us as guinea pigs for their weapons?