Our Destiny is to Resist : An evening with Bassem Tamimi (Cambridge, MA)

  • Friends Meeting at Cambridge 5 Longfellow Park Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States

Friends Meeting at Cambridge
5 Longfellow Park

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Bassem Tamimi and nonviolent popular resistance in Nabi Saleh

Bassem Tamimi is a renowned Palestinian human rights activist from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, where, for the past 6 years, residents have opposed Israel’s illegal settlement construction and military occupation with weekly non-violent protests.

Tamimi has been detained over a dozen times, at one point spending 3 years in an Israeli jail without charges or trial. In 1993, Shin Bet interrogators left him unconscious for 8 days and partially paralyzed for months to follow. He has been an Amnesty International ‘prisoner of conscience’ and was featured in a New York Times Magazine cover story on March 17, 2013.

On August 30, 2015, the village of Nabi Saleh made world-wide headlines when videos and photos of Bassem’s wife and daughter physically preventing the arrest of the family’s 12-year-old son went viral over social media.

This event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by: Alliance for a Secular & Democratic South Asia, American Friends Service Committee - New England Region, Boston Alliance for Water Justice, Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, Friends of Sabeel - New England, Jewish Voice for Peace - Boston, Jewish Women for Justice in Israel-Palestine, Mass Peace Action, Middle East Education Group at First Parish Cambridge, Palestinian House of New England, Peace and Social Concerns Committee of Friends Meeting at Cambridge, Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East - MA Chapter, United for Justice with Peace, 1for3.org.