March 11, 2014 email by Mazin Qumsiyeh ( to Captain Rodney Stich:

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- Christ at the Checkpoint Conference a huge success in Bethlehem and
ongoing despite Zionist frantic attempts to shut it down
- Science Fair at Bethlehem University Friday and Saturday (including a
special exhibit on biodiversity).

Israel colonial army murdered 7 Palestinians in the last 48 hours. Israeli
apartheid soldiers shot 18 year old Saji Darwish, a students at one of the
two universities I teach at (Birzeit). He was short in the head herding his
goats. Thousands attended the funeral. Israeli soldier also shot a Northern
Amman Circuit Court Judge Raed Zueiter and lied about the circumstances of
killing him and refuse to release the videotape that they have of the
incident. I did not know this father of two (he has 5 year old child who is
very ill and he was visiting to raise money needed for treatment). But from
my research for my book on popular resistance in Palestine, I have a lt of
admiration for the Zueiter family and their sacrifices for Palestine. For
example, there is Akram Zueiter who cofounded Hizb Al-Istiqlal (Party for
Independence) in 1931 and represented an Arab nationalist strand that
rejected imperialism and Zionism. Prominent leaders included Awni
Abel-Hadi, Subhi Al-Khadhra, Akram Zueiter, Salim Salameh and Fahmi
Al-Aboushi. I added in my book that "Akram Zueiter, former editor of Mir'at
Al-Sharq in Jerusalem ... Zueiter had left his teaching post in Acre at the
age of 20 to became editor and an activist. He was arrested and imprisoned
for three months, then 'deported' to Nablus, where he stepped up his work
against the British occupation. He co-founded Hizb Al-Istiqlal and was
arrested in the uprising of 1936. Later, he headed an Arab delegation to
Latin America and wrote a book about that experience." (Mazin Qumsiyeh,
Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of hope and empowerment,
PutopPress, 2010). For more on the murder of Judge Raed Zueiter that is
moving the streets in Jordan, see

Israeli occupation forces murdered 7 Palestinians in the last 48 hours.
Clearly this is leading to further boiling of emotions of people under
Israeli colonial occupation.  I had predicted an uprising coming and it
seems it will happen. Unfortunately the old leadership is still trying to
smother any uprising.  Mr. Mahmoud Abbas only has time to praise the coup
leader in Egypt (General Sisi) and condemn Hamas.  He does not seem to have
time or inclination to rethink strategy or change his disastrous 21-year
course that brought us to this. The coming uprising will change all
calibrations though.

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Mazin Qumsiyeh
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