This Sunday, June 5, Palestinians in the occupied territories and neighboring countries will take part in peaceful protests to mark the 44th anniversary of the 1967 War, when Israel conquered the West Bank, Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem, and the Syrian Golan Heights. The demonstrators will be marching to demand freedom, justice and self-determination.
These latest protests come just three weeks after more than a dozen Palestinians were killed, and more than 100 others wounded, including 23-year-old American citizen Munib Masri, by Israeli forces while peacefully commemorating the Nakba, or dispossession of roughly 725,000 Palestinians during Israel's creation in 1947-8.
Fadi Quran is a Palestinian living in the West Bank. He is the founder of an alternative energy startup and also works as a coordinator within various youth movements. He is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Human Rights and Constitutional Law, and graduated from Stanford University with degrees in Physics and International Relations. We had a chance to talk earlier this week, in New York.