Steve Amsel – Desertpeace
Palestinian-American professor threatened by Israeli authorities
My Associate, Mazin Qumsiyeh, had his day in court today….. again….
Just days before his appearance he called the ongoing harassment of himself and other activists a blatant attempt by Israeli authorities to stifle dissent, and to silence those who would dare to speak out publicly against Israeli policies in the West Bank.
The Occupied West Bank is a hotbed of criminal activity. The Israeli government along with the illegal settlers commit crimes against the Palestinians on a daily basis, ranging from murder to land theft. These crimes continue non stop….. BUT, Mazin Qumsiyeh is the one treated as a criminal. WHY?…. simply because He writes about these crimes, lectures about them, and participates in protests against them. THAT, the Israeli government sees as a crime! He IS guilty of one thing … fighting for Human Rights…. his own in particular!