"I am not talking
about obedience: I am talking about civilian DIS-obedience.
We, the Palestinians, have the full right to continue our
resistance against the occupation, to liberate our occupied
territories and to declare our independent state. We can do
so through non-violent resistance."
"I understand why
the Palestinians are reacting to violence through violence.
However, violence is leading us nowhere. I believe that a
non-violent strategy on the Palestinian side would raise
more sympathy for our cause, even in the American
appeal to those people in the Israeli society who would
potentially be in favor of the Palestinian cause."
"I believe that
the Palestinian people are ready to receive the idea of
non-violence, especially if it is perceived as effective.
The best way to do this is by example; once a first action
is organized and successful, the movement could gain a
momentum of its own. Hopefully you will see this in your
PHRMG Director Bassem
Eid was interviewed online by the Washington Post on the
potential of a Palestinian non-violent resistance to the
Israeli occupation. You can view the full interview on the
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