AFSC's #GazaMarchTour, featuring Palestinian writer and peace activist Ahmed Abu Artema, came to an end in the last week of March. Yet Ahmed's tour of more than ten cities in the United States, left significant footprints in all the places he visited. The goal of the tour was to highlight aspects of the Palestinian plight and struggle for justice. The Great March of Return, based in the Gaza Strip in the south western region of Palestine, is a recent episode in a long history of Palestinian mass popular moblization. Ahmed Abu Artema, the writer and the intellectual, is one of the people who helped start the Great March of Return.
To hear directly from a grassroots activist like Ahmed was a unique moment for the Palestine rights movement in the U.S. Since the start of the tour, many stories, interviews, and reports were generated about Ahmed as he was touring the U.S. In this blog post, our Gaza Unlocked team lists highlights of media interviews and stories from the #GazaMarchTour.