Badia Dwaik en T-shirt noir sur la vidéo

Salut tout le monde,
Mon ami Badia fait partie des organisateurs des manifs à Hebron pour ouvrir la rue Shuhada. Il a été arrêté par l’armée israélienne et il va avoir un procès fin octobre. Il a besoin d’aide pour payer les frais d’avocat. Si vous connaissez des gens ou des assos qui peuvent l’aider, ils peuvent le contacter directement à l’adresse:
N’hésitez pas a faire circuler ce mail (et de le traduire en français si vous avez le temps..)

Badia Dwaik (36) works as the Head of the Employment Section dealing with South Hebon in the Palestinian Authority Labour Ministry. He has a degree in Social Work from Al Quds Open University.

As an activist, Badia Dwaik is deeply committed to the principles of nonviolence. He has worked with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), and the Christian Peacemaker Team, and has been the one of the main contacts in Hebron of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program In Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) since 2006.

Badia has been involved in many initiatives to promote dialogue and understanding between Palestinians and Israelis (Hand by Hand, Psychoactive, Mutual Acknowledgment Workshops). Badia has also had contacts with Israeli activist organizations.

Badia is a founder member of Youth against Settlements which involves young Palestinians in nonviolent resistance against the settlements, which are the main problem of the occupation. While nonviolence was previously more associated with the internationals, Youth against Settlements has succeeded in recruiting Palestinians to nonviolent resistance, including members of the main parties. One of its current projects is recording complaints from families who have been harassed or attacked by settlers or the army. YAS then record the complaint and sends it to the United Nations Rapporteur responsible for the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

At the age of 20, Badia spent two and half years in jail. This time, especially the interrogations, only worsened his view of Israelis. However, his time in jail was also a time of study and reading about many different things: “After my release from jail, I began to think differently about the real enemy for me and my people. I heard about Israelis struggling against the occupation. That encouraged me to try to connect with Jewish people who had solidarity with our issue. I came to believe that if we want to get our rights as Palestinians, we have to get it by nonviolent resistance.”