The number of courageous people who have withstood Israeli brutality is inspirational. As a boy, growing up in the occupied Six Counties of Ireland, I was always in awe of those who would refuse to back down when threatened by foreign troops and locally recruited colonial paramilitaries.

It requires a great deal of strength and fortitude to stand strong in face of such oppression. Palestine has the honour of being a nation that has brave individuals in abundance. Palestine also has the misfortune to need them.

The following article gives us some insight into the torturous methods employed by Israel, and what they inflicted upon one defiant woman. Let Rasmea Odeh be a beacon for all those, across the world, who suffer at the hands of bullies and tyrants. She is a role-model for a generation.

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