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The 6th Annual Bil’in Conference on the Palestinian Popular Struggle

Like many before, the Spring Team had the opportunity this past Wednesday to travel to the village of Bil’in and attend the 6th Annual Bil’in Conference on the Palestinian Popular Struggle. It was three days of community and solidarity with Palestinian, Israeli and International peace activists as we came together to discuss the various aspects, strategies and ideas surrounding the nonviolent resistance.

It was also a time to celebrate the latest victories of the Popular Struggle such as with the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions Movement (BDS) as well as the recent release of Bil’in citizens Abdullah Abu Rahmeh in March from Ofer prison after ­­ 16 months of imprisonment and Adeeb Abu Rahmeh in December after spending 18 months in prison.

These next few posts will go over some of the highlights from MPT’s time at the conference in Bil’in, including the weekly Friday demonstration and a special field trip on Saturday to the Jordan Valley where we were able to witness the increasingly dire situations many Bedouin villages are facing.

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