Walid Abu Baker writes in todays edition of Al-Ayyam: " The Illegitemacy that characterises the Israeli occupation makes it sarcastic towards all things legitemate. "
I was always concerned with the other side of the coin. The fact that the Palestinian struggle has always been focused on justice and legitemacy and has allied with all the movements that has sought similar ends over the second half of the past century. Starting from the Algerian revolution, through Vietnam and South Africa.
Just yesterday, I was speaking with Mutasem, who was telling me that in the 1980's he went out in demonstrations against Tatcher's policies, and in support of the English mine workers. To think that such demonstrations took place in Ramallah, Nablus or wherever, signifies how the Palestinians view their struggle as a part of a larger, worlwide, package for human rights, social justice and equality.

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