Basel Mansour

A victory for the joint, popular struggle

In a 7 September speech delivered to Israelis who participated in the demonstration in the village of Bil’in after the decision by the Israeli High Court to alter the route of the wall in the village, representative of the Popular Committee of Bil’in, Basel Mansour stated: “Lovers of peace, friends of freedom and justice … our partners in the struggle and in the creation of this partial victory — I bless you in the name of our Palestinian people, in the name of the residents of Bil’in, who you came to know, and who came to know you, and whose sides you stood by ever since they began their opposition to the fence and the settlement that squats on a large part of their land.”