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Non-violent demonstration in Hebron

Internationals to accompany Palestinians in a non-violent demonstration in Hebron

Tomorrow (Tuesday February 15) at 10am, volunteers with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) will join with local Palestinians of Hebron to protest the construction of a settler bypass road.

The road will join the Beit Hadassah and Tel Rumeida settlements and encroach onto a world heritage site.

The settlements are directly within the old city of Hebron. They are both considered illegal under international law.

The demonstration falls at a critical time for the Palestinian residents of the Hebron area. Just this morning, a 15-year-old boy from the Al-Rojoob family was shot dead by the Israeli occupation forces outside the Ibrahimi mosque in the old city area. Eyewitnesses say the shooting was unprovoked.

Even after the so-called peace talks of Sharm El-Sheikh, land confiscations are occurring at an alarming rate throughout the southern West Bank. ISM has been involved in numerous demonstrations against the apartheid wall and settler roads over the last few weeks.

Tomorrow's demonstration has been organized by the Hebron Popular Committee, the Hebron Rehabilitation committee and the Ministry of Religions.

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