human rights defender of#SheikhJarah East #Jerusalem
Peaceful protest in Jerusalem often
. 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
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.