Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Visiting the Beach: An Act of Civil Disobedience

The New York Times ran an article today about Israeli women smuggling Palestinians out of the southern part of the West Bank to enjoy a simple day out at the beach- something many Palestinians have never experienced before. Ilana Hammerman, the Israeli woman who instigated this act of civil disobedience, wanted to protest the Law of Entry which restricts Palestinian movement in the Holy Land. Explaining her actions, Ilana Hammerman said simply, "One day in the future, people will ask, like they did of the Germans: ‘Did you know?’ And I will be able to say, ‘I knew. And I acted.’"

Read the full story here.

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