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Thursday February 1st at 2:00pm, a teach-in will be held in front of the Tel Rumeida checkpoint in the city of Hebron. The theme of this week’s action is the non-violent resistance promoted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. King was one of the pioneers of the civil rights movement in the United States in the early 60s and was the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The children of Tel Rumeida will gather together for their weekly art lesson at the checkpoint where they will learn about the work of Dr. King and will create a T-shirt with Dr. King’s famous quote: “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed” in Arabic, English and Hebrew.
Palestinians, internationals and Israelis are invited to come to the teach-in. ISM Hebron extends a special invitation to Commander Assaf of the I.O.F. in Hebron. ISM Hebron will provide T-Shirt making supplies and material for 20 children and one I.O.F. commander.
Last Thursday local residents and community representatives rallied at the checkpoint. The previous Thursday residents were stopped from exercising their right, recognised by the Israeli Supreme Court, to walk along Shuhada Street through the centre of their city.
Issa Amro – 0599340549