42. Arun Gandhi speaks about Nonviolence in Israel and Palestine
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A Palestinian mother holding up a picture of her son during the march. Mothers and others held up pictures of their sons or loved ones, who have either been jailed or killed during the conflict.
A poster of Mohandas Gandhi with one of his most famous sayings in English, Arabic and Hebrew: "An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind."
Anglican Bishop Riah Abu el-Assal (l.) and Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery of Gush Shalom (Peace Bloc) listening to Arun Gandhi address the crowd in Abu Dis.
Arun Gandhi delivers the keynote address at the demonstration in Abu Dis, calling on both Israelis and Palestinians to employ nonviolence in their struggle against the Occupation.
Ecumenical Accompanier Motlatsi Xhalabile of South Africa (right) taking in the demonstration in Abu Dis.
Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery of Gush Shalom (Peace Bloc), Anglican Bishop Riah Abu el-Assal, and Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia (r. to l.) during the march for nonviolence in Abu Dis.
It happened in Berlin! A Palestinian woman symbolically chips away at the Wall in Abu Dis, hoping that some day what happened in Berlin with the fall of the Berlin Wall can be repeated here.
Mustafa Barghouti of the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees, Sheikh Tayseer Tamimi, chief judge of the Islamic Supreme Sharia'a Court, Archimandrite Atallah Hanna of the Greek Orthodox Church, and Arun Gandhi (l. to r.) during the march for nonviolence in Abu Dis.
Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia, whose home is in Abu Dis, speaks at the end of the rally.
The symbol of Gush Shalom (Peace Bloc), a circle composed of both the Palestinian and Israeli flags.
Ecumenical Accompanier Hermina Damons of South Africa holding up a flag with peace (Salaam) written in Arabic. Her colleagues stand behind her (l. to r.): Astrid Handeland (Norway), Oyvind Hoyen (Norway), and Ann-Catrin Andersson (Sweden)
End the Occupation! An activist stands triumphantly atop the Wall, waving a Palestinian flag.