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Indiana Center for Middle East Peace presents speaker on Palestinian resistance

Plymouth Congregational Church (News-Sentinel file photo)

Joe Catron, a member of the International Solidarity Movement, will speak on “Voices of Palestinian Resistance,” in memory of Rachel Corrie, at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is organized by the Fort Wayne-based Indiana Center for Middle East Peace, in cooperation with the International Solidarity Movement-Northern California, an event news release said.

Since 2001, thousands of people from countries from around the world have served as volunteers with International Solidarity Movement to participate in Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance against alleged Israeli human rights violations, the news release said.

The volunteers have stayed with resistance fighters in the Nativity Church in Bethlehem, brought medical supplies to areas where they are needed and filmed the destruction and death in the Jenin refugee camp, the news release said. Rachel Corrie reportedly was run over by a bulldozer in 2003 while defending a family’s home in Gaza.

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