Ma’an agency news reported that a group of demonstrators closed the main entrance to the settlement of Ma’ale Adumin on Sunday located east of the city of Jerusalem, one of the largest settlements in the West Bank.
Dozens of activists from the Popular Resistance from Ramallah, Jerusalem and Bethlehem attended the demonstration and were joined by dozens of international and Israeli activists. They arrived at the same time and moved quickly towards the main entrance of the settlement where they raised Palestinian flags and chanted slogans in support of hunger-striking prisoners. They stood in the middle of the street to block the settlersâ€™ vehicles.
The settlers tried to attack the demonstrators, but the demonstrators continued to block the road, leading the settlers to call in the police and border guards. Large numbers arrived and attacked the demonstrators violently. They arrested activist Said Yaqeen, the Coordinator of the People’s Committee in Jerusalem, and the activist Isam Marar.
The demonstration took place in solidarity with the hunger-striking prisoners. The demonstrators raised slogans which said that ‘our brave prisoners, we are all with you and we will not forget you’.
Demonstrators have vowed to hold more of these demonstrations in response to the oppressive Israeli policy of occupation in general, but highlighting in detail the continued confiscation of Palestinian land, settlement building in the West Bank, the attack on Jerusalem and its sanctuaries, and the persistent violation of the rights of prisoners and the Israeli lack of response to their just demands.