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Benjamin Ladraa

Human Rights Activist, Advocate

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Date of Birth:


Umeå, Sweden

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Why Featured?

Benjamin Ladraa is recognized for his extraordinary commitment to raising awareness about the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territories. His 4,800-kilometer walk from Sweden to Jerusalem, aimed at drawing attention to the plight of Palestinians, demonstrates his dedication and innovative approach to activism.

Brief bio

Benjamin Ladraa is a Swedish human rights activist, known for his extensive walk from Sweden to Palestine to protest occupation and highlight human rights violations in the West Bank. His journey, which spanned over 13 countries, was a significant endeavor to raise international awareness about the Palestinian situation.

Major Milestones


  • 2017:Organized a hunger strike in May to protest solitary confinement and detention without trial of Palestinian prisoners detained in Israel​​.

  • August 5, 2017: Began his walk from Gothenburg, Sweden, to raise awareness of human rights violations in the West Bank​​...See More

  • 2018: Completed his 4,800-kilometer journey to Jerusalem, which took more than 300 days, gaining international media attention and engaging in numerous awareness-raising activities​​.

  • July 6, 2018: After reaching the Allenby crossing, was denied entry by Israeli officials, leading to further media coverage and international discussions about his journey and the Palestinian situation​​...See More

  • (Post-Journey): Continued his activism by touring the United States and other countries, sharing his experiences and advocating for Palestinian rights​​.

  • Awareness Campaign: Successfully conducted a solo 4,800-kilometer walk through 13 countries to raise awareness about human rights violations in the West Bank​​.

  • Media Engagement: Gained significant media attention through his journey, speaking on local radio stations, national television, and featuring in international news outlets​​.

  • Educational Outreach: Through his journey and subsequent tours, Ladraa has been able to educate a wide audience on the Palestinian situation, using platforms like social media and public speaking engagements​​.

  • Direct Involvement: Visited Palestinian refugee camps during his journey, directly engaging with the people affected by the conflict and sharing their stories​​.

  • Global Activism: Continues to advocate for Palestinian rights internationally,encouraging people, especially in the United States, to educate themselves about the situation in Palestine and the role of international support for Israel​i occupation...See More

Date of Last Update: 
January 7, 2024

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