participant, A

participant, A

A participant

3 June 2002Comment

A participant in the March and April International Solidarity Movement actions in Palestine shares some thoughts about the strengths and weaknesses of the grassroots activist response to recent Israeli aggression in the Occupied Territories.

The “International Solidarity Movement” (ISM) is a series of nonviolent solidarity events in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, undertaken by foreign peace activists, coordinated by the Palestinian Centre for Rapprochement.

The campaign planned for this April was going to include helping farmers cultivate land under threat of Israeli seizure, removal of roadblocks, protests against checkpoints - attempts to halt the Israeli occupation of the West Bank. Instead we found ourselves having to…