Munther Amira, a Palestinian Social Worker, activist and human rights defender, was arrested by Israeli forces during a non-violent protest, in Bethlehem, against the Trump Administration declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,Â in addition to Israeli violations of Palestinian childrenâs rights.
Amira wasÂ released last week, after six months of prison, and interviewed byÂ Rory Truell, Secretary-General of International Federation of Social Workers, where heÂ describes the importance of the social work approach to non-violent resistance and how advocating for all peopleâs human rights is the essence of the social work profession.
âMunther Amira was arrested for challenging one of the occupationâs invasive tentacles â the abuse of children detained by the Israeli military,â says Truell, according to the PNN.
âAs a social worker, he felt obligated to advocate for the rights of children, and for this he spent six months in a military prison. He stands along with the great leaders of social change. They too understood that the seeds of future freedom lay the peopleâs action, solidarity and non-violent resistance.â
Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (email@example.com)