SO MUCH FOR PEACE: ‘Palestinians’ Attacked for Marching With Israelis
The victims were taking part in the annual “Jerusalem Hug” march, the purpose of which is, according to the group’s website, “…to promote a peaceful experience, a life of freedom and joy to all people. The ‘Jerusalem Hug’ focuses on love, respect and unity between all people…[and] symbolizes a different way to achieve peace: the way of the heart.”
A significant number of Arabs both from inside sovereign Israel and from Palestinian Authority-controlled areas joined the demonstration, only to be set upon as they neared Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate.
The Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency reported that Palestinian opposed to the co-existence event tried to convince the Arab participants that the “Jerusalem Hug” was a “normalization” scheme (which to them is a negative thing). But the Arabs taking part in the march apparently already knew that. Harsh words were exchanged, and several people were wounded (see photo).
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