We are simply repeating what was done by Gandhi in India. He began by asking his people to boycott salt and the movement in India succeeded in forcing a British withdrawal. Our hope is that a similar movement will develop here, that the Israelis will eventually withdraw from the occupied territories, and that a Palestinian state will emerge. The importance of this movement is that it is long-term, people can participate in it at various levels, and it does not alienate the international community or the Israeli worker. In fact, many people in the Israeli peace camp are extending their hand in cooperation.

Hanna Siniora, then editor of al-Fajr newspaper, East Jerusalem (1987-88).

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