Marwan Barghouti

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Después de pasar los últimos 15 años en una cárcel israelí, he sido tanto testigo como víctima del sistema ilegal de arrestos arbitrarios en masa y del maltrato a presos palestinos implementado por el gobierno de Israel. Cuando ya no hubo más opciones, decidí que el único camino era resistir estos abusos por medio de una huelga de hambre.

Unos 1000 presos palestinos han decidido ser parte de esta protesta que comenzó el miércoles 12 de abril, el día que aquí consideramos como el “día del preso”. La huelga de hambre es la forma más pacífica de resistencia. Solo causa dolor a los que participan y a sus seres queridos, con la esperanza de que sus estómagos vacíos y su sacrificio ayuden a que su mensaje resuene más allá de los confines de sus celdas oscuras.…  Seguir leyendo »

Having spent the last 15 years in an Israeli prison, I have been both a witness to and a victim of Israel’s illegal system of mass arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of Palestinian prisoners. After exhausting all other options, I decided there was no choice but to resist these abuses by going on a hunger strike.

Some 1,000 Palestinian prisoners have decided to take part in this hunger strike, which begins today, the day we observe here as Prisoners’ Day. Hunger striking is the most peaceful form of resistance available. It inflicts pain solely on those who participate and on their loved ones, in the hopes that their empty stomachs and their sacrifice will help the message resonate beyond the confines of their dark cells.…  Seguir leyendo »

Palestinians carry a wounded protester, during clashes near the Gaza border fence last week. Photograph: Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto/Corbis

The current escalation in violence did not start with the killing of two Israeli settlers, it started a long while ago and has been going on for years. Every day Palestinians are killed, wounded, arrested. Every day colonialism advances, the siege on our people in Gaza continues, oppression persists. As many today want us to be overwhelmed by the potential consequences of a new spiral of violence, I will plead, as I did in 2002, to deal with its root causes: the denial of Palestinian freedom.

Some have suggested the reason why a peace deal could not be reached was President Yasser Arafat’s unwillingness or President Mahmoud Abbas’s inability, but both of them were ready and able to sign a peace agreement.…  Seguir leyendo »