On Friday 11 December 2009, the fourth demonstration march against evictions and demolitions of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem arrived in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood. The demonstration takes place every Friday, and gathers Israeli, Palestinian, and international activists at Zion Square in West Jerusalem to subsequently march to the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem.
The demonstration this week gathered about 150 activists, demonstrating to the beat of an Israeli samba drum band. Following a scuffle between a settler and an activist, the large police force on site proceeded to violently disperse the demonstrators. 24 activists were arrested; 21 Israeli, one American, one Canadian, and one German. Police unnecessarily used pepper-spray on two Israeli activists and a 13-year old Palestinian boy.
The video shows a non-violent Israeli activist being attacked with pepper-spray by the Israeli police.
The video shows 13-year old Palestinian boy allegedly hit with pepper-spray by the Israeli police.
In: News, Middle East
Tags: East Jerusalem, Sheikh Jarrah, Palestine, Israel, Jewish settlers, eviction, police, pepper-spray, demonstration,
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