I called Marie on New year’s Eve to check out her cell phone number, as the CBC wants to do a live interview with her. I found her in a hayloft with a group of activists (and possibly farmers as well). It was evening and they were having tea. She seemed very relaxed and said that the Palestinians certainly know how to have a good time. That’s very heartening to hear, as a counterbalance to the despair over the loss of their farms.
She wishes you all a Happy New Year.
Marie Campbell is a retired University of Victoria professor who left on December 12, 2002 to spend a month in Palestine doing observational work with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). Observers from Europe and North America act not only as witnesses, but also provide a measure of protection and emotional support to Palestinians.