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Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh is safe after another arrest by heavy-handed Israeli forces.
(BETHLEHEM) - We reported earlier that Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh had been arrested for running a video camera at Al-Walaja, again, where Israeli forces were using explosives near family homes in order to further the construction of Israel's apartheid wall.
Remember as you consider this story, that Israel bills itself as a 'democracy' when in fact, it may be the farthest thing from one. The same holds true for any government that inflicts injury and brutally arrests people simply for speaking out, or using a camera to document state terrorism inflicted on unarmed, peaceful crowds.
Bear in mind that Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh is a professor currently in Bethlehem, who has spent many years living in the U.S. where he taught at both Duke and Yale Universities. The respect he should always be afforded is not maintained by Israeli occupational forces who are indeed familiar with this gentleman.
The following is from Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh:
After the US government (under the Yolk of the Israel lobby) cut funding for UNESCO, people of the world and other governments should step up to the plate and donate to this institution. You can do so here: http://www.unesco.org/donate/. Or mail your donation in US dollars or Euro checks to: UNESCO, Treasurer - BOC/TRS - 7 place de Fontenoy - 75352 PARIS 07 SP - France
Letter to Mr. Carl Bildt, Swedish Foreign Affairs Minister by Majed Abusalama (23 y.o. young man from Jabalia Refugee Camp) http://www.facebook.com/notes/majed-abusalama/letter-to-mr-carl-bildt-swedish-foreign-affairs-minister/10150383295939435
The Lesser of Two Evils - The Catholic Monastery of Cremisan Chooses Not to Support Villagers http://www.youtube.com/watch?
This is not the first time Mazin has been arrested for participating in peace protests in occupied Palestine, or in this case, for documenting what is taking place. We have in fact reported a number of prior arrests:
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