Tayside for Justice in Palestine and Dundee University Action Palestine invite you to a public meeting
Tuesday 4th December, 7.30pm, T9 Dundee University Tower Building
Mousa Abu Maria will give a first-hand account of Palestinian Grassroots Non-violent Resistance
Mousa Abu Maria is one of the founders and leaders of the Palestine Solidarity Project in Beit Ummar (between Bethlehem and Hebron). He is married to a Jewish American with whom he has a daughter. He was imprisoned from 1999-2003 and was held for a long period of time with historic hunger-striker Khader Adnan. While in jail he became committed to the path of non-violence. Since then, as leader of his community’s Popular Committee, he has led opposition to the stealing of his village’s land by settlers and to the extremely oppressive movement restrictions that Israeli Occupation Forces have imposed on the residents of his village. Activists bravely removed roadblocks that cut off their village from access to the road to Bethlehem. Mousa is a farmer who has had land confiscated in the recent past. He has paid a heavy price for his activism, including being shot in the head in 2008 and being held in administrative detention for over a year from 2008-2009. He will talk about living next to aggressive settlers, the oppression and harassment by Israeli Occupation Forces – including constant night raids and the arrests of children – life in Israeli prisons, and the relatively new (two year old) movement of the Women’s Organising Committee.