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International Solidarity Movement

The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a Palestinian-led activist organization that recruits civilians from western countries to participate in accompaniment and non-violent acts of resistance against Israeli occupation. The ISM is devoted to ending the Israeli occupation via non-violent activity, however, they do "recognize the Palestinian right to resist Israeli violence and occupation via legitimate armed struggle."

ISM have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize [1].

Past ISM campaigns have used the following strategies:

ISM members do not themselves use the term human shield to describe their work because the Israel Defence Forces routinely force captive Palestinians as human shields when searching Palestinian neighborhoods. Several events involving the ISM have received some degree of press coverage:

(The ISM has no relationship with the Polish trade union, Solidarity.)

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