Friday, May 22, 2009

Police attack, kidnap students marking the Nakba in Jerusalem

Eyewitnesses reported that the Israeli police and soldiers attacked more than 1000 students, and abducted some of them.

Most of the protestors are students of the Al Qalam Academic Foundation, and the Al Aqsa Islamic Society.

The protestors, determined to mark the Nakba, continued their nonviolent activity in the Old City of Jerusalem, and the Al Aqsa Mosque, in addition to a number of towns in the suburbs of East Jerusalem, illegally annexed by Israel after the war in 1967.

Head of the media department of the Islamic Movement in Israel, and spokesperson of Al Aqsa Foundation, Khalid Mhanna, slammed the attack and the arrests, and added that this is just one example of the systematic Israeli policies of oppression and aggression against the Palestinian people.

Mhanna added that despite the attacks against them, the protestors helped in cleaning cemeteries in Jerusalem, and visited Palestinian villages surrounding the Old City.

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