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PHOTOS: Palestinian village demands end to restrictions on movement

By: Ahmad al-Bazz / Activestills.org

Palestinians from the West Bank village of Azzun protested last Saturday, against the closing of the eastern gate to the village, due to requests by the nearby settlement of Karnei Shomron. The gate, which has been closed since 1990, previously served as a crossing into the city of Nablus.

Accompanied by leaders of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee, the protesters tried to reach the gate but were stopped by Israeli soldiers who dispersed the demonstration with rubble-coated bullets and tear gas. One was wounded.

Palestinians from the West Bank village of Azzun call for the opening of the eastern gate to the village, which has been closed by Israel since 1990, February 14, 2015. (photo:Ahmad al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

 

A Palestinian from the West Bank village of Azzun throwing back a tear gas canister, during a protest for the opening of the eastern gate to the village, which has been closed by Israel since 1990, February 14, 2015. Ahmad al-Bazz/Activestills.org

A Palestinian from the West Bank village of Azzun throws back a tear gas canister shot by the army, during a protest for the opening of the eastern gate to the village, which has been closed by Israel since 1990, February 14, 2015. (photo: Ahmad al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

 

Israeli soldiers block a main road in the village of Azzun, during a protest for the opening of the eastern gate to the village, which has been closed by Israel since 1990, West Bank, February 14, 2015. Ahmad al-Bazz / Activestills.org

Israeli soldiers block a main road in the village of Azzun, during a protest for the opening of the eastern gate to the village, which has been closed by Israel since 1990, West Bank, February 14, 2015. (photo: Ahmad al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

 

Palestinians from the West Bank village of Azzun running away from tear gas, during a protest for the opening of the eastern gate to the village, which has been closed by Israel since 1990, February 14, 2015. Ahmad al-Bazz / Activestills.org

Palestinians from the West Bank village of Azzun run away from tear gas during a protest for the opening of the eastern gate to the village, which has been closed by the Israeli army since 1990, February 14, 2015. (photo: Ahmad al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

 

A Palestinian from the West Bank village of Azzun runs from tear gas during a protest calling for the opening of the eastern gate to the village, which has been closed by Israel since 1990, February 14, 2015. Ahmad al-Bazz / Activestills.org

A Palestinian from the West Bank village of Azzun runs from a cloud of tear gas during a protest calling for the opening of the eastern gate to the village. The gate has been closed by Israel since 1990, February 14, 2015. (photo: Ahmad al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

 

A Palestinian woman from the West Bank village of Azzun gets medical treatment after she suffocated from tear gas, during a protest for the opening of the eastern gate to the village, which has been closed by Israel since 1990, February 14, 2015. Ahmad al-Bazz / Activestills.org

A Palestinian woman from the West Bank village of Azzun gets medical treatment after she suffocated from tear gas shot by soldiers, during a protest calling for the opening of the eastern gate to the village, which has been closed by Israel since 1990, February 14, 2015. (photo: Ahmad al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

A Palestinian from the West Bank village of Azzun throwing back a tear gas canister, during a protest for the opening of the eastern gate to the village, which has been closed by Israel since 1990, February 14, 2015. Ahmad al-Bazz/Activestills.org

A Palestinian from the West Bank village of Azzun throws back a tear gas canister shot by the Israeli army, during a protest for the opening of the eastern gate to the village, which has been closed by Israel since 1990, February 14, 2015. (photo: Ahmad al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

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    1. Pedro X

      Maybe the Palestinians should stop attacking their neighbors. Then it would not be necessary again to close the gate.

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      • Brian

        You have an interesting concept of “neighbor” and an interesting concept of who’s attacking whom. Classic. In hasbara there is no black thing that cannot be made white or white thing that cannot be made black.

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        • Pedro X

          Who is attacking whom? Adele Biton died today. If your remember she was the two year old Israeli child who was brained by rocks thrown by 5 Palestinians. She suffered severe neurological damage which finally did her in today.

          Her Arab neighbors took her life away from her and her family for no reason but hatred of Jews.

          Recently an 11 Israeli girl was severely burnt in a Molotov cocktail attack by Palestinians who tried to burn her alive. They almost succeeded. Her road to recovery remains difficult and very painful. The week before the attack, her mother was hit with a fire bomb.

          One might ask what little Adele or the 11 year old did to be attacked so savagely. They were Jewish. That was all the reason their Palestinian neighbors needed to attack them.

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          • Brian

            Grievous attacks like this on both sides are deplorable. You set up a straw man: Brian thinks these attacks are ok. But let me get this straight: if the settlers in the West Bank were phillipino or Turkish or Greenlanders then they would not be attacked? It’s just because they are Jewish?

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          • Mary Hughes Thompson

            Tragic that this innocent child died. Perhaps her parents will reconsider their decision to live illegally on stolen Palestinian land. Thousands of innocent Palestinian children have been murdered by Israeli troops and settlers. The occupation is the cause of all the deaths on both sides.

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          • C.C. DeVille

            Hey, it’s the bitch who tweeted that the killing of Jews in France was done by R Mossad.
            You are not welcome here bitch.

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        • C.C. DeVille

          Brian, why is it always about race with you people?

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          • Bryan

            Another stupid remark from someone with very limited powers of comprehension. I interpreted Brian’s remarks to be that it was NOT about race, but it was about an understandable hostility to occupation, irrespective of race. CCDV why do you never stop for a moment before presenting yourself as ignoramus and a laughing-stock?

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          • C.C. DeVille

            Total fail on your part Bryan
            I was addressing my comment to Brian’s first comment where all he talks about is black and white
            As for thr laughture…

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          • Bryan

            Why is it always about race with you people? Not content with being a culture, or a religion, you then attempted to manufacture an ethnicity by lumping together peoples as disparate as Indian Jews, Ethiopian Jews, Iranian Jews, Iraqi Jews, Yemeni Jews, Moroccan Jews, American Jews, etc., etc.

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