Demonstration in Beit Ommar against arrest of Popular Commitee Member and Flotilla Attack.

5 November 2011

After being arrested from his residence in Beit Ommar by about 100 soldiers 2am on the morning of November 5th, PSP organizer Yousef Abu Maria was released after being interrogated and held for more than 24 hours.

At 2 o’clock this morning PSP committee – and Beit Ommar Popular Committee member, Yousef Abu Maria was arrested from his home. Today the Popular Commiittee of Beit Ommar and PSP arranged their weekly demonstration against the Israeli occupation and dedicated the demonstration to Yousef Abu Maria and the attack on the flotilla.

Residents of Beit Ommar were accompanied by many Israeli activists and other activists from many different countries.
“We are angry” one of the Popular Commitee members said. “Today we carry pictures of angry faces as a symbol of our anger.
We are angry:
-beacuse of the occupation
-the attack on the flotilla,
and because you have arrested Yousef Abu Maria.”

Approximately 10 soldiers stopped he demonstrators on their way up to the fence in front of the illegal settlement of Karmei Tsur. The activists withdrew peacefully after speeches were held and the crowd had chanted their slogans.