Just heard terrible news that a popular Arab-Israeli actor and ‘healthy civil society’ activist has been assassinated allegedly by Palestinian militants in Jenin on the West Bank.
Juliano Mer Khamis, director of Arna’s Children and founder of Jenin’s Freedom Theater was killed today.
This is a terrible blow to the development of high quality civil society institutions and networks inside Palestine.
Those in power in Ramallah — including those that are not formally, particularly Hamas — should demonstrate how they can apprehend these militants and show that they can manage an honest judicial process charging them with this heinous act.
— Steve Clemons