Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
East Jerusalem Update 28.4.10
Last Friday’s demonstration was particularly successful.. In addition to the protest in the park where 200 people participated, 40 people marched from the Nablus Gate to the Hanun family’s home and protested there. The police proclaimed it an illegal gathering, but after a while, the police left without dispersing the protesters. .
On Sunday, April 24th 40 activists from Sheikh Jarah demonstrated in Silwan against the march of the extremist settlers from Hebron.. The activists stood in solidarity with Silwan residents who protested against the settlement in Silwan.
On Tuesday April 20th there was a large presence of settlers with provocations by the of settlers. Despite testimonies that contradicted the settlers testimonies, one of the Palestinians was arrested for 24 hours. And as a result of a complaint to the police, a settler was also detained and was released after a few hours.
Later, at the home of El Kurd family, a settler, who had been given an order forbidding him to get close to the home when he had been arrested the week before, was seen at the place. A copy of the magistrate court’s order was given to the police there but as previous attempts to enforce the court’s decision, this time also the policeman did not cooperate and claimed he did not know from which house he was expelled.
On Monday, April 19th, the police released with restricting conditions the international activist who was arrested the day before, “as a result” of settlers’ vandalism.
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