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The Palestinian Struggle to Remain & Return (Jamaica Plain, Boston)

  • First Baptist Church 633 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130 United States (map)

Palestinians struggle both to remain on their land & to return to the land Israel has stolen from them. Join world-renowned activists SHADIA SBAIT, AMIR TOUMIE and BASSEM TAMIMI for reports from the ground.

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Jewish Voice for Peace, Boston. 
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Iqrit Community Association

  جمعية اهالي اقرث ◼︎ עמותת קהילת איקרית

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For the past 66 years, Iqrit's Community has been united in a struggle for the right to return home, engaged in one of the longest and most persistent non-violent popular and legal struggles for justice the region has known.

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.