Palestine: Between hammer of occupation and rock of Covid19
I speak with Mahmoud Zwahre who is a Palestinian grassroots activist and academic. He is living in Al Ma’sara village, 10 KM to the south of Bethlehem. Mahmoud finished his PhD in Peace and conflict resolution studies from Coventry University in April 2019. The title of his thesis was “Mobilization and Demobilization of Palestinian Society Towards Nonviolent Resistance in the Period from 2004-2014”. He gained extensive experience in the last 15 years in organizing nonviolent campaigns against the Segregation Wall and the Israeli illegal settlements. He is one of the co-founders of a popular nonviolent resistance network called the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC). He is the coordinator of the popular resistance committee in Al Ma’sara village. He worked as the capacity building coordinator of the (PSCC).