Heroes of the Non-Violent Popular Palestinian Resistance: with Iyad Burnat from Bil’in
When: Monday, November 12
Where: Emerson 305
Iyad Burnat is head of the Bil’in Popular Committee and a leader in the West Bank village’s non-violent popular resistance movement. Since 2005 citizens of Bil’in have held weekly demonstrations against the building of the Israeli separation wall through the community’s agricultural lands, and the steady encroachment of illegal settlements.
The demonstrators are joined by Israeli and international peace activists, and have maintained a commitment to non-violent methods of resistance in spite of armed, military opposition by the IDF which has resulted in many injuries and some deaths.
During his 2012-2013 American tour, Iyad will tell the stories of Bil’in and life in the occupied West Bank, and talk about strategies for non-violent popular resistance with a goal of peace and prosperity for all people.