While living in the West Bank I had the opportunity to observe and participate in many non-violent demonstrations. In fact, the Palestinians regularly engage in non-violent resistance.
|Non-Violent Protest at Deir-al-Ghusun Agricultural Gate|
|We met at the Deir-al-Ghusun demonstration|
I recently viewed a film clip by a Brazilian filmmaker, Julia Bacha, who makes a very interesting point about non-violent resistance. She states that non-violent resistance and terrorist acts are both a form of political theatre. Non-violent movements in India, led by Ghandi, and in South Africa, led by Nelson Mandela, were widely viewed by the world community through press coverage. But this is not true of the non-violent resistance in Palestine.
I encourage you to view this presentation. I feel a responsibility to inform others that most Palestinians are involved in non-violent resistance, not violence.
In the future I will write more often in my blog. I may even add some information on Haiti as I plan to go there on a trip with "Helping Hands For Haiti" with some members of our church in late December.
May peace prevail.