March 4, 2017 | #1709-Bassem Eid: Palestinian Human Rights Activist

Interview: Bassem Eid

We’re excited to have Bassem Eid back on the program this week. Bassem was with us here at The Friends of Israel Headquarters sharing for the first time with Evangelical Christians.

Bassem Eid is founder and the former director of the Jerusalem-based Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (PHRMG). Born in Jerusalem, he spent the first 33 years of his life in the Shuafat Refugee Camp on the outskirts of the city. He became a prominent figure during the first Intifada, the Palestinian uprising, as senior field researcher for B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.

In 1995, following his report about the Palestinian Preventive Security Service, he came under attack by some Palestinian leaders for revealing human rights violations committed by the Palestinian Authority. In response to the deterioration in the human rights situation under the Palestinian Authority (PA), he founded the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (PHRMG). It is a non-partisan human rights organization. Since 2003 he has worked as a political analyst for Israeli TV and since 2009 he has worked as a commentator on Palestinian politics for Israeli Radio (Reshet Bet).

To learn more about Bassem, visit his Facebook page.

You can hear Bassem Eid’s previous interview with Chris Katulka Here.


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