Thousands of Arab residents of Israel, and peace groups, continued their procession for the Third day, in memoriam of the 13 residents who were killed by the Israeli police in October 2000.

Dozens of vehicles and busses took of from Kafer Manda village, the hometown of Ramiz Boshnaq, one of the killed residents, and joined another protest, and took off together towards Sakhneen, while carrying Palestinian and black flags, and pictures of the killed residents.

The protestors chanted slogans against the Israeli police, army, and the discriminatory policy the state of Israel is using against the Arab residents.

The procession will continue and head towards the graves of some of the residents who were killed in Arraba village.

On Friday, the residents of Kawkab, in the north of Israel, marched in the streets and chanted Palestinian folklore and national songs. 

Representatives of the Arab population in Israel, and Arab members of Knesset said that they are determined to continue their activities and protest until the state of Israel prosecutes the soldiers responsible for shooting and killing the 13 residents.

Loyalty for The Martyrs procession ends its Second day

Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies, September 30, 2005

“Loyalty For the Martyrs” procession concluded its second day, in the Galilee city of Kafer Manda, north of Israel; the procession will start its fourth day on Saturday.

The protestors placed flowers on the grave of Ramiz Boshnaq, one of the thirteen Arab residents killed by the Israeli police, October 2000.

Hundreds of residents, and the bereaved participated in the procession, in addition to Arab members of Knesset and leaders of the Arab sector in Israel, and Israeli peace groups.

Ribhi Ammara, head of Kafer Manda village council, said that the residents will continue their protests and processions until the court brings the officers involved in the fatal shootings to justice.

Arab member of Knesset Mohammad Barakeh said that the residents are determined to continue their procession until justice in served, “and until the officers who opened fire, and those who sent them are prosecuted”.

Arab MK Azmi Bishara stated that the Israeli police killed addition 18 Arab residents of Israel over the last five years, in addition to the 13 residents who were killed in October 2000.