Palestinian Gandhi on Trial: Part 1 (Introducing Issa Amro and The Occupation)

By the time you hear this episode, Palestinian activist Issa Amro, who as of September 2019 faces trial before an Israeli military court and a Palestinian Authority court, may be behind bars. Or perhaps he will be exonerated, as he is, after all, on trial in both cases for exercising his basic freedoms of assembly and speech.

We will follow Issa’s cases closely in this series, but before we delve into every twist and turn, we must explore the overarching context, which will remain the same even if the status of his case changes. We must explore the context of military occupation of the West Bank…