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AL-KHALIL (HEBRON): Demonstrators gather in Hebron to protest violence in Gaza




20 July 2014 Twitter @NasserBI

On Sunday, 20 July 2014, Hebron’s Youth Against Settlements, call for a demonstration in Bab i-Zawiya to protest the ongoing military action in Gaza and the escalating ground offensive by Israeli troops.  Cities all over the world held similar demonstrations condemning Israeli actions in Gaza.  Hundreds showed up for the Hebron protest.  It began at about 9:00 p.m. and was still going strong at 2:00 a.m.

Police responded to the demonstrators with live bullets, hitting at least two people, sound bombs, and tear gas in a running battle.  Some of the participants in the demonstration fought back with rocks, fireworks, burning tires, and slingshots.  Ambulances and medical technicians went back and forth to the hospital for hours, transporting the injured.  

Someone who did not want to be identified lamented,  “What are Palestinians to do?” he said, “We have no basic citizenship rights.  We have no basic protection guaranteed by the state. Our status as citizens has been clearly defined. We are not citizens. There is little or no protection from Israel, and the unrestrained among Palestinians may even create problems for the rest of us.”

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