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PM Salam Fayyad endorses non-violent resistance during conference in
"The non-violent popular resistance is showing results and the whole
world supports us on this issue," declared Palestinian Prime Minister
Salam Fayyad at the International Conference for Popular Resistance
in Bilin. This is the seventh year the conference is being held.
The three-day gathering is being attended by hundreds of
Palestinians, foreign activists, Palestinian diplomats and senior
Addressing a Quartet meeting to be held in Washington on Wednesday,
Fayyad said that the Mideast mediators must show more empathy towards
The Palestinian prime minister refused to address questions about his
scheduled meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The conference paid tribute to Palestinians killed during anti-fence
protests whose photos were displayed at the event.
Basel Mansour, a member of Bilin´s popular committee declared 2012 as
the year of popular resistance and called on the Palestinians to
devise a comprehensive strategic plan for non-violent resistance.
The general message of the conference was that while the struggle is
slow and not always rewarding it is the right way to fight Israel,
unlike armed resistance.
Naji Tamimi of Nabi Saleh stressed the need to boost ties with
Israeli activists who support popular resistance and called for a
boycott of all Israeli goods. (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet
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