December 2, 2014
Daoud Nasser, a Palestinian Christian farmer living outside of Bethlehem, “wages peace” in order to keep the rights to his families farm.
Riley O’Brien Powell traveled to Palestine to meet him, and to learn about his peaceful efforts to keep land that has been in his family for generations.
“When the government shut off their water, they made rain collection pools. Its pretty hard to farm, or live, without water in that parched land. And across the valley in the encroaching Israeli settlements, for which the government wants his land, we could see swimming pools and sprinklers. When the government shut off his electricity, Daoud built solar panels. When the government put demolition orders on his home, he made his grandparent’s caves habitable once again.”