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Resistance through culture and education

DNMUM400586 | 11/12/2017 | Author : Yogesh Pawar | WC :650

The recipient of the Jamnalal Bajaj International Award for Promoting Gandhian Values outside India, Dr Ziad Medoukh, tells Yogesh Pawar that Gandhian principles will help Palestinians persevere
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Palestinian teacher and researcher Dr Ziad Medoukh has never visited India. “But my interface with this land has largely been through Gandhi,” says the Al-Aqsa University professor. “As a Palestinian living under occupation, I read a lot. I was looking for forms and experiences to fight the measures of the (Israeli) occupation, and I found the solution in non-violence, and the principles of Gandhi. Since then, I have decided to resist through culture and through education.”
The director of the University’s French department has been on a mission to sensitise Palestinian youth about non-violence, and he does this directly as a teacher and through the activities of the Peace Centre, through his writings and poems and by b
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