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salah khawaja

Salah Khawaja

HRD, Secretary
Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)

I listened to my mother and my sisters saying 'It is not easy with [Israel], Salah. But we are Palestinians and we will resist against them even when you are arrested.’

Salah Khawaja is a leading member of the Stop the Wall coordination committee and is also a member of the secretariat of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC). Stop the Wall is a grassroots movement uniting the peaceful struggle of the popular committees in Palestinian villages, refugee camps and cities that are impacted by the Wall and the settlements. The BNC is a coalition of Palestinian organisations that leads and supports the BDS movement.

Human rights defenders in the OPT are subjected to acts of harassment, restrictions on freedom of movement, stigmatisation, abductions, long periods of arbitrary detention usually under administrative detention orders, illegal searches of their homes and offices and killings. Many of the violations are state-sanctioned, or if not sanctioned at the highest levels of the Israeli political and military establishment, then condoned by the ongoing policy of impunity which permeates the military and judicial system in relation to the OPT.