Seven years after the incident took place, an officer in the elite 'Metzada' unit of the Israel Prison Service admits that his subordinates threw stones at soldiers in Bil'in - as part of their mission. At the time, almost nobody believed what the activists had said. The village of Bil'in was organizing one of its first mass demonstrations against the fence built on its lands, in the very early days of the local popular struggle. Organizers made a special point of making sure that no stones would be thrown at the soldiers at any point of this specific demonstration, in April…Read More... | 33 Comments
Demonstrations across the country manage to bring together only 20,000 people. Protest in Jaffa is fiery and emotional Just one week before the “million man march” that the J14 movement plans on holding next Saturday, the nation-wide protests last night showed a sharp drop in numbers - and in spirit. Just over 20,000 people attended the protests across the country. 10,000 people attended the Tel Aviv rally, where Noam Shalit, the father of captured soldier Gilad Shalit, spoke. Shalit turns 25 on Monday. Noam Shalit said: "A leader who is prepared to deal with the abandonment for many years of…Read More... | 2 Comments
Thousands march to protest Knesset's decision to probe human rights organizations Tel Aviv - More than 10,000 people marched this evening in protest of recent anti-democratic and racist initiatives by the Israeli government. The march, which started in front of the Likud HQ in King George Street and ended at the Tel Aviv Museum Square, was one of the largest leftwing demonstrations in Israel in years. Despite the cold weather, attendance exceeded expectations, and many protesters were unable to enter the Museum Square itself. According to the demonstration's organizers, a last-minute effort was made to arrange additional buses for protesters…Read More... | 23 Comments
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