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 childrenâ€™s 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 peopleâ€™s human rights is the essence of the social work profession.
â€śMunther Amira was arrested for challenging one of the occupationâ€™s invasive tentacles â€“ the abuse of children detained by the Israeli military,â€ť says Truell, according to the PNN.
â€śAs 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 peopleâ€™s action, solidarity and non-violent resistance.â€ť