Huwaida Arraf speaking in Austin

BREAKING ISRAEL’S BLOCKADE OF GAZA:
A DISCUSSION WITH HUWAIDA ARRAF

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24
7PM FAC 21
UT CAMPUS
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Eyewitness of Israel’s attack on the May 31 Gaza Freedom Flotilla
Chairperson of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla Steering Committee
Co-Founder of the International Solidarity Movement

BIOGRAPHY

Huwaida Arraf is a Palestinian with American and Israeli citizenship.
She received her Bachelors degrees from the University of Michigan,
and her Juris Doctor from the American University Washington College
of Law, where she focused her studies on international human rights
and humanitarian law. In 2001 Huwaida co-founded the International
Solidarity Movement (ISM), which has twice been nominated for the
Nobel Peace Prize. Huwaida is co-author of the book “Peace Under Fire:
Israel, Palestine, and the International Solidarity Movement.”

From 2007 – 2008 Huwaida taught in a human rights law clinic at
Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, the first legal clinic in the Arab
World. Huwaida was one of the initiators and organizers of a
delegation of American lawyers to Gaza in February 2009, and
co-authored the report on their findings, “Onslaught: Israel’s Attack
on Gaza and the Rule of Law.”Huwaida is currently the Chairperson of
the Free Gaza Movement. Since August 2008, she has led 5 successful
sea voyages to the Gaza Strip. Huwaida was traveling with the Gaza
Freedom Flotilla when it was lethally attacked by Israeli forces on 31
May 2010.

VIDEOS

Famous video of Huwaida Arraf confronting Israeli soldiers

Huwaida Arraf debating Israeli spokesman Ranaan Gissin (idiot who spoke at UT once, sponsored by University Democrats and College Republicans)

CO-SPONSORED BY
Palestine Solidarity Committee
Austin Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights

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