Sunday, July 04, 2010

Non-violent resistance in Palestine

"Budrus" is a documentary about a Palestinian village in the West Bank and its non-violent protest movement against the Wall. I want to see it very much.

More about the film here.

On a related note, here is some of what the Free Gaza Flotilla has sown:
Hamas and Hezbollah, groups that have long battled Israel with violent tactics, have begun to embrace civil disobedience, protest marches, lawsuits and boycotts-tactics they once dismissed.


"When we use violence, we help Israel win international support," said Aziz Dweik, a leading Hamas lawmaker in the West Bank. "The Gaza flotilla has done more for Gaza than 10,000 rockets."


After the incident, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah called on supporters to participate in the next flotilla bound for Gaza. Ghaleb Abu Zeinab, a member of the Hezbollah politburo in Beirut, said it was the first time Mr. Nasrallah had forcefully and publicly embraced such tactics against Israel.

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