December 6, 2000:
by Ashley Lefrak '01
Every day since October
30, a group of Palestinian sympathizers has held an hour-long vigil
in Firestone Plaza in memory of "victims of Israeli aggression."
On this day, November 8, participants included Ashe Husein, a staff
member in the architecture department; Asli Bali '99, a politics
graduate student; Zia Mian, a staff member at the Center for Energy
and Environmental Studies; Nisreen Salti '99, and Sharon Weiner,
a postdoc in the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies. Says
Husein, "This is not a political statement, it is more in memory
of those who died." The group, which says it has received a
sympathetic response from many passersby, says it plans to continue
the daily vigil "until the conflict ceases."