Ayed Morrar

Residence
Budrus
Place of birth
Budrus
Year of Birth
1962
Profession
Employee at the Palestinian Interior Ministry
Organization
Community Organizer, Budrus
Identity
Palestinian
Languages spoken
Arabic, Hebrew, English
Date of Interview
11/2006

12/2009
Interviewer
Joline Rukab, Rula Salameh, Irene Nasser

"We didn't choose nonviolent resistance out of submission or fear. Peaceful resistance requires more courage than violent resistance."

A leader of the nonviolent movement in Budrus, Ayed Morrar organized the first Popular Committee Against the Wall in the West Bank by uniting all local Palestinian political factions, including Hamas and Fatah, and encouraging hundreds of Israelis to cross into the Occupied Palestinian Territories and demonstrate in support of his village. When challenged by his teenage daughter, he welcomed the launch of a women’s contingent that quickly moved to the front lines. Ayed and the successful popular nonviolent struggle are featured in Just Vision's recent film, Budrus.

Visit Just Vision's Newsroom to see Ayed speak with the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict!