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Jerusalem Day: Marching Over History

Photo blog by Dylan Collins | Al-Akhbar | May 13, 2013

On Wednesday, 8 May 2013, Israel held its annual Jerusalem Day celebration, commemorating its annexation of East Jerusalem and the Old City during the 1967 Six-Day War.

Israeli settlers marched through East Jerusalem neighborhoods carrying Israeli flags and singing, celebrating and asserting their control of what is internationally recognized as the capital of any viable future Palestinian state.

Settlers marching in and out of the Damascus Gate, located directly alongside the largest Palestinian shopping center in the city, were met with a pro-Palestine counter-demonstration.

Hundreds of Israeli police were on the scene to put down the Palestinian counter-demonstration. Israeli police detained upwards of 18 individuals and beat dozens of others. Among the detainees were minors as well as several photographers.















(All photos by Dylan Collins)

May 13, 2013 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Illegal Occupation, Subjugation - Torture, Timeless or most popular | , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Human beings have been blessed with a masterful tool for reflection to look at themselves. How do you feel as a human being holding a weapon weighing more than the child, you are pointing that weapon at? How do you feel as a human being snuffing out the life force of another human being who is a complete stranger to you, one after the next. And all of this is for what? What have you humans brought into existence from nothing.

    Comment by Ribeekah Grant | June 6, 2013 | Reply


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