February 28th, 2010 | Add a Comment
A Palestinian faces an Israeli soldier during a protest calling for the opening of Shuhada street, in Hebron, on 25,02.2010. More than 100 Palestinians, Israelis and Internationals gathered and walked towards Suhada street, which used to be the main active street of the Old city and is now under the control of the Israeli soldiers and settlers. All shops have been closed and Palestinians who do not live in Shuhada street are forbidden to enter. Israeli soldiers prevented the demonstrators to reach Shuhada street, shooting tear gas and sound bombs directly at the crowd. One Palestinian was arrested.
Written by Jesse Bacon
JESSE BACON (Philadelphia) is a freelance activist and father. He has a Masters in teaching from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is an observant progressive Jew, and is trying to be a good ally for Palestinians and all dispossessed peoples, while staying true to the best traditions in Judaism. He visited Israel and Palestine in 1996, 2001, and 2002. He served for three years on the local steering committee of Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago, and one year on the board of Pursue the Peace in Seattle. Read his posts here.
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