Issa Amro is a Palestinian human rights activist from the West Bank city of Hebron. He is the founder of several organisations that use non-violent means to protest the Israeli occupation. One of these is Youth Against Settlements. He has been arrested numerous times by the Israeli military. Amro won a recent ruling of unlawful arrest and a claim for compensation but criminal charges are pending.
Amro was arrested by the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 2017 after denouncing the detention of a journalist critical of the Palestinian leadership. He faces imprisonment by the PA for his dissent. In 2009, he was given the One World Media award for the “Shooting Back” project in which cameras were distributed to Palestinians to document human rights violations by Israeli soldiers and settlers.
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