Video: While the world watches Gaza, protests rage across the West Bank

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Palestinian youth gathered again for the ninth consecutive night near Rachel’s Tomb on Bethlehem’s Jerusalem-Hebron Road on Friday, June 11th.  Clashes began on July 3rd in response to the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir and have continued with the Israeli government’s current operation in Gaza.  At least 8 young people have been treated for wounds sustained from Israeli forces’ use of live ammunition and dozens more for injuries from rubber bullets and tear gas inhalation.

Approximately forty IDF soldiers and Border Police fired tear gas, skunk water, rubber bullets, sound grenades and live ammunition at demonstrators last night.  During a relatively quiet moment toward the end of the evening, a military jeep sped down Jerusalem-Hebron Road and fired ten rounds of tear gas from its high-capacity, variable-payload system.  Most demonstrators fled down the street while a few remained in nearby Al Azza Refugee Camp to seek shelter from the plumes.  Medics reported four families not involved in the demonstration were treated for tear gas inhalation and two youths were treated for gunshot wounds in the leg from live ammunition. The unconscious young man who was rushed to the hospital at the end of the clip was released in good condition after being treated.

Clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians have swept the West Bank since the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir on July 2nd and only increased in frequency and intensity.  Hundreds have been injured in the latest bout of clashes across the West Bank.  According to IMEMC, in the last week, the use of live ammunition has been reported in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, Tulkarem, Kufr Qaddoum, Ramallah, Al Ram, Yatta, Al Arroub Refugee Camp and multiple villages in the districts of Ramallah and Hebron.

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10 Responses

  1. Justpassingby
    July 13, 2014, 10:44 am

    Question is, is anyone watching? I dont think so.

  2. Citizen
    July 13, 2014, 12:31 pm

    Not much on the US mainstream TV news today. Who’s going to win the world cup today, the Nazis or the Ex-Pat Nazis? Looks like Germany has about a two-thirds odds to win, eh? That old time hard-working organizational team work thing, once again… Who’d like to see a world cup game between Germany and Israel? The new German and the new Jew, fancy footwork?

  3. Walid
    July 13, 2014, 1:24 pm

    Bravo to the brave kids that have been going out to demonstrate against the IDF in various towns and checkpoints on the West Bank. Similar activities are happening in a few towns inside Israel.

  4. DICKERSON3870
    July 13, 2014, 7:56 pm

    RE: “Approximately forty IDF soldiers and Border Police fired tear gas, skunk water, rubber bullets, sound grenades and live ammunition at demonstrators last night. During a relatively quiet moment toward the end of the evening, a military jeep sped down Jerusalem-Hebron Road and fired ten rounds of tear gas from its high-capacity, variable-payload system.” ~ Kelly Lynn

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  5. anthonybellchambers
    July 13, 2014, 11:57 pm

    Killing over 120 civilians is a WAR CRIME. Both Britain and the EU must press for an indictment against Israel’s PM Binyamin Netanyahu otherwise there will confirm the accusation of collusion by the UK in violating the Geneva Conventions.

    The killing of one hundred and twenty unarmed innocent men, women and children including disabled and the elderly is an atrocity perpetrated openly before the world. Is the UK really prepared to collude in this? If so, an extraordinary precedent will have been set that takes us back over a hundred years and dramatically increases the chance not only of a third intifada but of a Third World War.

    • just
      July 14, 2014, 8:27 am

      From your link seafoid:

      “”France will never tolerate people trying in words or deeds to import the Israeli-Palestine conflict on to its territory,” said Valls.”

      Zionism’s reach is vast.

      • seafoid
        July 14, 2014, 10:43 am

        I think Zionism is more like the wizard of Oz. The population base is too low for genuine full spectrum leverage.

  6. eljay
    July 14, 2014, 8:33 am

    >> link to

    A synagogue near the Bastille was under police guard on Monday after more than 100 youths chanting “Israel murderer” tried to storm the building following a march demanding an end to Israeli air strikes on Gaza.

    Several thousand protesters took part in Sunday’s pro-Palestinian march in Paris … But as the demonstration broke up, a large group headed to the Abravanel synagogue, where about 150 people had gathered for a memorial service to three Israeli teenagers found murdered in the West Bank.

    Neighbours said the protesters picked up chairs from a café opposite the synagogue as they tried to break through a police barrier outside the synagogue where worshippers remained trapped for several hours. …

    Six police and two members of the Jewish community were injured. Six protesters were arrested, according to police who managed to deter a second group that tried to force their way into another synagogue near the Bastille.

    F*cking goons. >:-(

  7. just
    July 14, 2014, 8:36 am

    CNN wolf now reporting danger from shrapnel from Iron Dome………….you have 15 seconds to get to a shelter.

    meanwhile, Gazans are being murdered.

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