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They finally released our 10 friends yesterday from Israeli jails on bail pending “trial”. Those kidnapped from the peaceful march in Bethlehem area on Palm Sunday attended a press conference in Ramallah and passed by Beit Sahour late last night. Each is to appear in front of a military judge later this month. Yet, the Friday regular demonstration in Al-Ma’sara was large and daring. Speeches were given at the site where soldiers had stretched barbed wire blocking the road. Internationals (including Israelis) participated with Palestinians.
The occupation troops decided to end the demonstration early with a barrage of concussion/stun grenades. Two reporters and two demonstrators were injured by the soldiers as they tried to arrest some people in a violent way. They managed to arrest our deaf Italian colleague. The soldiers also shot directly at my car smashing one concussion grenade into the windshield from a distance of over 100 meters (replacement and clean-up will cost $250-300).
Land Day Event in Al-Ma’sara, Palestine
April 02, 2010
Palestinians mark “Land Day”
March 30, 2010 — It has been 34 years since six Palestinian activists were killed by Israeli troops during a demonstration against Israeli occupation. It is a day remembered annually as the Palestinian Land Day.
Like every year, Palestinians around the world used the day to voice their opposition against the occupation of their land.
Nour Odeh reports from the Palestinian town of Beit Sahoor, where many Palestinians planted olives as a symbolic statement of preserving their land.
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