Sunday, February 26, 2012

From the Net: 'Clashes across West Bank for the opening of Shuhada St.' (Anarchists Against The Wall)

Open Shuhada Day was commemorated in demonstrations throughout the West Bank this Friday. In the heart of Hebron itself two protest marches took place: one organized by "Youth Against Settlements" and the other by the three leftist Palestinian parties – the PFLP, the DFLP and the communist People's Party. Together, both demonstrations were attended by about one thousand people, including some 100 Israelis and international activists. Both demonstrations were met with army forces, which tried to disperse the non-violent processions with tear gas, "skunk" water cannons and arrests.

While he first demonstration developed into heavy clashes, including stone throwing and Molotov cocktails, the second remained non-violent, and ended when a funeral procession needed to pass through the same street as the demonstration. However, the funeral too was attacked with water canons. A video from this demonstration shows the army's use of an American made non-lethal weapon. One can hear a recording saying "This is a test of the Long Range Acoustic Device – LRAD – from American Technology Corporation".

... full story at Anarchists Against The Wall.

Note: Suhada Street in the center of Hebron, West Bank, is banned to Palestinians since 2001 in order to protect an urban Zionist colony. For that reason it is one of the many hotspots of Zionist Apartheid in Palestine (aka Israel).

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