Sarah Katz has now been released from unlawful detention in Israel. See a video of her arrival here.
Sarah is a 68 year old French citizen, born in Paris, with three children and five grand-children. She lives in Paris. She’s a retired researcher at CNRS, and a demographer who specializes in data analysis. Her father was Lazare Katz, a Moldavian Jew and a communist member of the Resistance in WW2. Her mother Henriette Cuisinier, also a communist and Resistance member, spent her childhood and adolescence in Quebec.
Sarah is a member of Union Juive Française pour la Paix (www.ujfp.org) and BDS, and is close to the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) France. She was in Gaza in 2011 with the convoy in honour of Vittorio Arrigoni, where she spent months (Sept 2012-April 2014) working as a volunteer teacher, and bringing support to the fishermen and the farmers with Unadikum and ISM. With Pierre Stambul she coordinated two campaigns of “Education et Partage solidaire” Education and Sharing in Solidarity in 2016 and 2018 (see ujfp.org, “a water tower for Khuzaa”). She has written two books on Gaza: Chronique de Gaza (2016) and Gens de Gaza (2017).
Quote: “To follow the path of both my parents, communists and members of the Resistance in WW2 (I knew from childhood that they were labelled terrorists until French Resistance won), to express my deep respect for the Jewish name that my father passed on me, I stand in total solidarity with Palestinian Resistance”.