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Demonstrations against evictions of Palestinians to make way for Jewish settlers

By Donald Macintyre in Jerusalem

A Palestinian boy wearing toy handcuffs joins hundreds of protesters against Jewish settlements near Sheikh Jarrah in east Jerusalem yesterday. The demonstrations have become a weekly event

EPA/JIM HOLLANDER

A Palestinian boy wearing toy handcuffs joins hundreds of protesters against Jewish settlements near Sheikh Jarrah in east Jerusalem yesterday. The demonstrations have become a weekly event










At least 15 protesters were arrested yesterday as several hundred left-wing Israelis held their biggest demonstration yet against demolitions and evictions of east Jerusalem Palestinians designed to make way for Jewish settlers.

Police moved in to force back the noisy but largely peaceful protest in Sheikh Jarrah, the inner-city district that has rapidly become the main flashpoint of the struggle to prevent further government and local authority-approved inroads by settler groups in the city.

Organisers of the demonstration, which had been kept behind a police cordon at the entrance to one of the neighbourhood's residential streets, said that two Palestinians had been injured by stone-throwing settlers further along the road and beyond the barrier.

Continued settlement in the inner districts of east Jerusalem is regarded by the moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as a central obstacle to resuming negotiations with Israel. Mr Abbas resisted fresh pressure to re-enter the talks during a three-hour meeting yesterday with US Middle East Envoy George Mitchell.

Israel insists it annexed the eastern Arab sector of Jerusalem after the Six-Day War in 1967, but this is rejected by most of the international community who see it as the capital of a future Palestinian state. According to UN figures, 194 people were forcibly displaced from their homes in east Jerusalem by evictions and demolitions in the first half of 2009 alone.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau has repeatedly – most recently when he talked to foreign journalists this week – insisted that he has no intention of halting settlement in east Jerusalem.

Yesterday's protest, the sixth of what has become a regular weekly event, was joined by prominent figures on the Israeli left, including Yossi Sarid, former leader of Meretz, and a prominent Haaretz columnist; Avraham Burg, a former Knesset speaker; the veteran human rights and political campaigner Uri Avnery; and Yariv Oppenheimer, former director of Peace Now.

Brandishing banners linking Jewish settlement with apartheid, some of the demonstrators chanted slogans like "No, no, fascism will not pass", "Don't despair Sheikh Jarrah, we will end the occupation" and "One two three four Occupation no more/five six seven eight, Israel is a fascist state."

While local Palestinian residents were largely absent from the protest, one Israeli demonstrator hoisted on to his shoulder a small Palestinian boy who had been watching the protest so that he could lead the crowd in an Arabic chant of "Sheikh Jarrah for the Palestinians; evacuate the settlers."

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No Basil I am not making TOO MUCH OF THIS!.

For integrity, what's good for the goose must also be good for the gander.

The newspaper headline alone is making, and in fact endorsing the claim of a fringe Israeli group. That is NOT responsible journalism.

Your justification "If it wasn't a quote by Israelis, then I might say you have a point ..." that a fringe Israeli group used the label is just shallow and self-justifying. Israelis playing at name calling, calling other Israelis fascist is no more OK than if i were to call your or actions now fascist.

If you do not understand that then we really have nothing to discuss.

Deleting messages and blinkered claims that I do not understand plain English are bizarre especially when those making the claim obviously do not understand or pretend to not understand the issues.
Agree also. Looks like that these old "nazi" labels are back. We have heard how some leaders are called from time to time as new Hitler, some actions as "fascist", and so on.
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Yes Basil I do make valid and relevant points.

Somone is relentlessly dirupting this discussion by deleting my messages.
I've seen it before on this forum.

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Yes Ohad.
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