Free Fadi Quran

imageOn February 24, 2012, a 24-year old Palestinian American, Fadi Quran, was assaulted and arrested by Israeli security forces during a non-violent protest in the West Bank for allegedly pushing an Israeli soldier. Video footage strongly indicates that Fadi was doing nothing more than arguing with armed soldiers at the time they grabbed him, attacked him with pepper spray, and smashed his face against the metal bar of a jeep. He is currently being held, along with others arrested during the protest, in the Moscowbya prison awaiting trial. At the time of the arrest, he was protesting against the closure of Shuhada Street in Hebron, one of the city’s main thoroughfares, on which Palestinians have been forbidden to walk or drive on for over a decade.

We, the undersigned, condemn the unprovoked use of violence against an unarmed civilian. Furthermore, we call on the Israeli government to drop all charges against Fadi Quran and release him from prison unharmed.


Professor Noam Chomsky

Professor Clayborne Carson
Director, Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute
Stanford University

Professor Joel Beinin
Stanford University

Dr. Allen Weiner
Co-Director, Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation

Professor Khalil Barhoum
Stanford University

Professor Eva Silverstein
Stanford University

Professor Emerita Rega Wood
Stanford University

Professor Shamit Kachru
Stanford University

Professor Franco Moretti
Stanford University

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Ongoing news coverage of Fadi’s arrest is in The Atlantic, Al Arabiya, and the Stanford Daily

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