Many otherwise well-meaning people abroad endlessly demand that Palestinians oppose Israeli occupation only non-violently – and then close their eyes to that non-violent resistance and what happens to those who practice it.
Even when the price for non-violent resistance is paid by an American activist like Rachel Corrie, killed by an Israeli occupation bulldozer driver in Palestine’s Gaza Strip on March 16th 2003.
‘Where are Palestine’s Gandhis?” is a question we hear repeated regularly. The answer is always the same – they are in Israeli prisons and resting in the graveyards.
It took great courage not to move when that bulldozer approached; it takes very little courage from people abroad to show their support for Palestinian non-violent resistance, practiced each day in the occupied areas.
PHOTO: Shehab News Agency via Hassan M. Shoaap