Video: Palestinian activists set up tent village to protest Israeli annexation and Trump plan to move US embassy

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Israeli Border police arrested six Palestinians activists in the E1 area of Jerusalem today for protesting against the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements, the annexation of Palestinian land and President Donald Trump’s plan to move the US embassy to Jerusalem.

This morning, fifty Palestinian activists attempted a hold a demonstration in East Jerusalem in the area known as E1, which connects Jerusalem to the illegal Israeli settlement of Ma’ale Adumim.

The activists set up a “Bab Al Shams” tent village to protest against the expansion of the illegal Israeli settlement Ma’ale Adumim, the possible annexation of E1 – which would effectively cut the contiguity of the northern and southern parts of the West Bank – and President Donald Trump’s plan to move the US embassy to Jerusalem.

In early 2013, Palestinians activists established another tent site in E1 for several days – also called Bab al Shams – before the Israeli authorities evicted the protesters and tore down the tents.

“We are here to send two messages: We refuse that the settlers consider that this land is under their control. And today it’s Trump inauguration” says Abdalah Abu Rahmi, from the Palestinian Public Resistance Committee

The E1 area is located adjacent to and northeast of East Jerusalem and to the west of Ma’ale Adumim. A proposal to apply Israeli law to Ma’ale Adumim will be submitted to Knesset Committee on Sunday. This will be a first step to the legal annexation – according to Israeli law – of a further part of the West Bank.

The Israel police border asked the demonstrators to leave but Palestinians activists continued to protest along an adjacent road. The Israeli police border arrested 6 Palestinians during the demonstration.

Several protests have been planned today throughout the West Bank. Also in Gaza, Islamic Jihad will demonstrate in front of the International Committee of the Red Cross after Friday prayer to protest against Trump and his plan to move the US embassy to Jerusalem.

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  1. Talkback
    January 21, 2017, 6:42 am

    The occupier doesn’t allow ANY gathering of more than ten people without permission. The possibilty that they could protest poses an existential threat to the “Jewish democracy”.

  2. shaun patrick
    January 22, 2017, 4:18 am

    The sooner the reality of a single binational state is accepted the better. They can’t or won’t move a few people out of mobile homes and shacks in Amona so there’s no chance that anyone else will move. I wish the charade of hoping that somehow Israel will wake up and realize the mess it’s created and change would cease . To paraphrase what Gideon Levy who wrote last year, whoever replaces Netanyahu will likely be much more extreme . Israeli prime ministers have consistently refused to set out a view of what Israel will be like in 25 years . It’s time to ponder how a binational democratic Israel is going to survive.

  3. jonjames
    January 22, 2017, 12:50 pm

    I don’t know about moving the embassy, but plans are proceeding to build the third temple in Jerusalem. Exciting !

    • Mooser
      January 22, 2017, 1:05 pm

      “I don’t know about moving the embassy, but plans are proceeding to build the third temple in Jerusalem. Exciting !”

      Yes, it’s scintillating! The ancient rituals in their full glory will be restored, including animal sacrifice! Should make all the difference with Yaweh, He never could resist bar-be-que!
      I’m setting up live-traps for the neighbor’s pets, so they can participate in the services.

      • Boomer
        January 22, 2017, 7:35 pm

        Thanks for the link, Mooser. Very informative. I recall seeing a video on PBS of the sacrifice, but that ritual was done by Samaritans, so it wasn’t kosher, I would assume.

        Also, from the same site you linked, I learned that scientists have discovered how Joshua stopped the sun, and that it happened on October 30, 1207 BCE.

        https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/82306/scientists-discover-joshua-stopped-sun/

      • Mooser
        January 22, 2017, 11:59 pm

        “Also, from the same site you linked, I learned that scientists have discovered how Joshua stopped the sun”

        With that information, we are so going to monopolize the tanning-salon racket!

      • Mooser
        January 23, 2017, 12:13 am

        Of course, you can’t stop the sun, any more than a gastroenterologist can stop the wind from breaking.

    • eljay
      January 22, 2017, 4:01 pm

      || jonjames: I don’t know about moving the embassy, but plans are proceeding to build the third temple in Jerusalem. Exciting ! ||

      It’s bad enough that you get off on injustice and immorality without also touching yourself in public.

    • RoHa
      January 22, 2017, 6:31 pm

      If the plans are to knock down the Dome of the Rock, things will get very exciting indeed.

      And bloody.

      For everyone’s, including Mooser’s sausage dog’s, sake, I hope those plans are quickly abandoned.

      • Mooser
        January 23, 2017, 12:11 am

        “For everyone’s, including Mooser’s sausage dog’s, sake,”

        Dora is an 80 lb. (very muscular and trim, too! A big dog.) Chocolate Lab. The frummers will get their hands on Dora over my dead body.
        And that goes for Greta and Little Bit, the cats, too.

  4. Kay24
    January 23, 2017, 3:21 am

    So anyone convinced that Trump will be fair towards the Palestinians, and that the deal they will be offered will be acceptable by them? Or will it simply be a token gesture to show the world they were offered a “generous” deal, and that they turned it down, blaming them as usual?
    The Palestinians are going to lose in all ways, and Israel will manipulate Trump to help them lose.
    Jared Kushner will be the tool they will use to hammer those poor people.

    “U.S. President Donald Trump told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday that peace between Israel and the Palestinians could only be reached through direct negotiations. In their first phone call since Trump took office, the U.S. president invited Netanyahu to Washington on February.
    “[P]eace between Israel and the Palestinians can only be negotiated directly between the two parties,” Trump told Netanyahu, adding that “the United States will work closely with Israel to make progress towards that goal.”
    read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.766833

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