Saturday, June 05, 2021

Israel Police and Peaceful Protest

 The world community's attention may be upon the Gaza ceasefire but  Israel's police have not relented in its repression of Palestinians making their peaceful protests presence known. 

Hundreds of runners took part in an event in solidarity with Palestinian families facing forced expulsion in occupied East Jerusalem on Friday which began in Sheikh Jarrah and ended 3.5km (2 miles) away in Silwan. Dozens of Palestinians living in the two neighbourhoods face the threat of losing their homes to Israeli settlers. The runners were wearing white T-shirts with “7,850” printed on them, representing the number of people facing forced expulsion in the city.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said 23 runners were injured when Israeli police fired tear gas and stun grenades and used batons at the run.

Elsewhere, 20 people were injured in separate demonstrations that took place on Friday against Israeli military outposts and illegal settlements near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus.

Israeli police attack Palestinians running to protest expulsions | Israel-Palestine conflict News | Al Jazeera

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