Beit Ommar Demonstrators Joined by EU Parliment Member Luisa Morgantini
This week’s demonstration against the Israeli settlement of Karmei Tsur was joined by European Parliament member Luisa Morgantini. Morgantini joined Beit Ommar residents in condemning Israel’s illegal settlements, and spoke out against the Israeli occupation and the continued annexation of Palestinian land.
The demonstration was calm this week, perhaps because of the cold climate brought by the rain. There were no arrests, nor did the soldiers use any sound bombs or teargas. Near the start of the demonstration soldiers did however threaten two members of the Committee with arrest because they had been seen on other demonstrations.
From the start the group split up, so it is hard to say how many people joined, but to estimate roughly there were around 70 protesters.
There were rumors that several soldiers were located at the top of the hill behind us, when the Committee got word of that they decided to retreat and call an end to the demonstration.