Friday, August 6, 2010

Jews, Arabs Protest Palestinian Evictions; March in E. Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Other Cities

Jews and Arabs marched shoulder-to-shoulder in occupied East Jerusalem and in towns across Israel today (August 6, 2010), in a joint protest against the eviction of Palestinians to make way for Jewish settlers, according to the Daily Star website.

In the Sheikh Jarrah residential neighborhood -- close to the line between mainly Arab East Jerusalem and the Jewish west side -- Israeli, Palestinian, and foreign protesters rallied to mark the one-year anniversary since the clearances began there.

About 1,000 people took part in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, and about the same number marched in Tel Aviv -- Israel's largest city.

There were smaller gatherings in the mixed Jewish-Arab city of Haifa, in Israeli-Arab towns in central Israel, and in the middle-class Jewish town of Raanana. About 100 demonstrators took part in the march in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba.

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