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Bassem Tamimi "Our Destiny is to Resist"

Date:
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Jim Haber
Location Details:
South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St.
Berkeley, CA 94703

Bassem Tamimi is an internationally recognized human rights activist from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, where weekly demonstrations challenge Israel’s illegal confiscation of land and water for a neighboring Israeli settlement. Tamimi has been detained by the Israeli military several times, once spending three years in detention without trial. In 1993, as a result of interrogation by the Israeli Shin Bet, he was left unconscious for eight days and partially paralyzed for months to follow.

He has been described by the EU as a human rights defender and Amnesty International demanded his release as a prisoner of conscious. In 2013, the Tamimi family was featured in a New York Times Magazine cover story, and on August 30, 2015 they made national US headlines when videos of Bassem’s wife and daughter preventing the assault and arrest of their son/brother by an Israeli soldier went viral over social media.

As part of his 2015 U.S. speaking tour, Tamimi has several dates in the Bay Area to speak about his village’s work for freedom and justice.

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FOR MORE INFO contact JVP at jvp-bayarea.org or 510-465-1777.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 7:47AM
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