The National: West Bank theatre founder languishes in prison

West Bank theatre founder languishes in prison

JENIN, WEST BANK // Six years ago, a fierce Palestinian fighter laid down his weapons and helped found a liberal performing-arts theatre in Jenin’s conservative refugee camp. It was a remarkable turnaround for Zacharia Zubeidi, who fought for Fatah’s Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades during the second intifada, to exchange violence for what he called cultural resistance against Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.