West Bank theatre founder wanted by Israel after amnesty deal revoked

the Guardian, 1 January 2012


Former militant Zakaria Zubeidi co-founded Jenin's Freedom theatre with Juliano Mer Khamis, who was murdered in April


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Zakaria Zubeidi, pictured in 2004, was previously a leader of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade in Jenin. Photograph: Saif Dahlah/AFP

A former Palestinian militant who renounced violence in favour of "cultural resistance" is in custody after Israel apparently revoked an amnesty deal, in a move seen by his associates as part of a campaign of harassment against a radical West Bank theatre.

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