Eva Bartlett: Head first towards the opposition
Over black tea and a kaleidoscope-colored vegetarian buffet, Eva Bartlett recounts her stay thus far in the Gaza Strip, home to 1.5 million Palestinians, the “Green” ruling party of Hamas, and foreign journalists, doctors, and aid workers. Eva, a Canadian in her early thirties of average height and petite build, has been in Gaza since November 2008, arriving on a Free Gaza flotilla with seven other international activists. They had come to join the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). One month later Operation Cast Lead began and Eva’s missions of non-violent resistance took a sharp turn.
Eva, who was born in Michigan and raised mostly in Canada, told me her parents, educated and politically-progressive, instilled in…
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