The murder of the Palestinian Juliano Mer-Khamis, in his own words
by MainStreet, Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 07:34:57 PM EDT
Well not exactly in his own words. But we have filmmaker and activist Jen Marlowe speaking for him: Don’t ask why this peace activist had to be murdered presumably by Israel. I never heard of him before now. Why is that so? I can’t explain the fear that haunts the American press when it comes to Israel.
Jen Marlowe speaks,
Many of you may have already heard about the murder of Juliano Mer-Khamis. The co-founder and director of the Freedom Theatre in Jenin Refugee Camp, he was gunned down (five bullets to the head) this afternoon outside the theatre by an unknown assailant.
I first met Juliano in 2006, when I began working with a group of activists in New York to support the Freedom Theatre. I have visited the Freedom Theatre multiple times over the years, watching Juliano teach and direct young acting students. Most recently, I watched Juliano as he coached acting students three months ago, preparing for the much-acclaimed production of “Alice in Wonderland.”
I have no words at this moment to describe Juliano, the work of the Freedom Theatre and the scope and scale of this horrific event, both for his family (Juliano leaves behind two children, one still a baby, and a pregnant wife), for the theatre, for the community in Jenin Refugee Camp and for Palestine as a whole.
I can only offer this video, which I made in collaboration with my colleagues in ‘Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre’.
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