by Dan Ephron
He was dubbed the Palestinian Gandhi at the start of the first uprising in the West Bank and Gaza for his nonviolent approach to throwing off Israel’s occupation. He organized tax strikes against Israel and a boycott of Israeli goods. In places where Israelis planned settlements, he had Palestinians plant olive trees.
Now, exactly 25 years later, Mubarak Awad still sees civil disobedience as the Palestinians’ best hope for independence. He still believes in the idea of two countries, one Palestinian and one Israeli, existing separately and sharing a peaceful border.
But like growing numbers of Palestinians—and Israelis—he has creeping doubts about the feasibility of the two-state plan.
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