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|On the ground: Nonviolent popular resistance in Palestine|
|Date||Wednesday October 22|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Chapel, First United Methodist Church
2100 J St, Sacramento
|Organizer/Author||Friends of Sabeel Sacramento Region|
Talk by Bassem Tamimi, a leader of West Bank villagers struggling to stop the theft of Palestinian land, water and future.Added to the calendar on Saturday Oct 11th, 2014 10:54 AM
Bassem Tamimi was 10 weeks old when Israel invaded and began occupying the West Bank in 1967. He hid with his mother in a cave during Israel’s attack.
A grassroots activist, he began organizing weekly demonstrations five years ago to protest the seizure by Israel of the well belonging to his village, Nabi Salih.
Tamimi, whose home has been slated for demolition by Israel's Civil Administration, has been arrested by the Israeli authorities over a dozen times, at one point spending more than three years in administrative detention without trial. The European Union has described him as a "human rights defender".
About this work Tamimi says: "Our strategic choice of a popular struggle -- as a means to fight the occupation taking over our lands, lives and future -- is a declaration that we do not harm human lives. The very essence of our activity opposes killing."
FMI: SabeelSacramento [at] gmail.com