Demonstration in Beit Ommar in Solidarity with the Striking Prisoners

15 October 2011

15th October 2011: Residents of Beit Ommar accompanied with sympatizers from other villages and internationals arranged a peaceful demonstration against the illegal settlement of Karmei Tsur.
The demonstrators went all the way up to the fence on the nothwestern side of the settlement, where they were stopped by soldiers.

The soldiers advanced on the demonstrators who had to retreat. One of the demonstrators was pushed to ground, and injured his arm.

The crowd carried slogans against the occupation and in sympaty of the prisoners and in support of Palestine as a state 194 in the UN. Speeches were held and the the demonstrators withdrew peacefully back down the road, many soldiers followed. Teargas was fired at kids after most of the demonstrators had withdrawn.