Hunger Strikes Becoming Affective in West Bank

The armed resistance by the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza has yielded few results over the decades, but a break with these tactics may lead to new gains.

The number of hunger-striking prisoners in “administrative detention,” i.e., being held in Israeli prisons with no formal charges, has risen to 1,500 with the remaining 3,200 threatening to join them if they are held in this legal limbo for a further indefinite amount of time. (Read here)

As a supporter of the Palestinian case for human rights, I believe that these nonviolent strategies are the most effective path to their ends. The world responds to peaceful demonstrations much more sympathetically and more quickly than they do when the use of terrorism is employed. And with the development of social media the causes and protests of the Palestinian will spread like wildfire.

I believe nonviolent protests will be the path to peace if the Palestinians choose them as a main strategy.

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