Salah Diab has been released from jail

human rights defender of#SheikhJarah East #Jerusalem

Peaceful protest in Jerusalem often

goes unreported,

unfortunately

. If there is no blood &

violence the media doesn’t care

. During my years of activism I

have met more than a few Palestinian Ghandis.

One of them is our friend

Salah Diab,

human rights defender of Sheikh Jarah.

Salah is someone I know for almost a decade.

He is a hero & inspiration,

I am honoured to meet him.

During the many years of protests in Sheikh Jarah

some of the Israeli activists became very close to Salah.

He is a very honorable man,

one of the most peaceful people I know.

It came as a great shock to me to learn that Salah is

being accused by the Israeli authority of

organising illegal protests.

I attended one of his court hearings.

He was incarcerated for his part of peaceful protest.

I could not believe that a man like Salah could be in jail while

I think he should be acknowledged as a human right defender

& be protected by international law.

Despite being incarcerated,

Salah didnt give up on peaceful Protests against ethnic cleansing in Sheikh Jarah.

Last Friday in #SheikhJarrah

I was looking for Salah in the crowd but he wasn’t there.

I assumed he was preparing for Iftar, the meal after Ramadan

A little while before the protest the Israeli army forces raided Salah Diab’s House

, broke his leg & pepper sprayed him

. Last I heard he had a court hearing that began on Saturday day night & some activists have gathered for a support vigil in front of the Masqobia where his hearing took place.

Right now I don’t know if Salah is a free man or not

& wither or not the Israeli authorities will continue to persecute yet another unsung Palestinian Ghandis.

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