Reuters photo from November 9th of a previous demonstration in front of Damascus Gate against the Beit Hanoun massacre
The Israeli occupation police on Wednesday, stopped a peaceful demonstration, organized by hundreds of Palestinian students, commemorating the 18th anniversary of the declaration of Palestinian independence.
The police intervened immediately as the demonstration started, throwing tear gas bombs at the demonstrators in Sultan Solomon Street. They arrested a number of them, charging them with “sedition”.
Israeli police also dispersed another, smaller, demonstration at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. Police also arrested two Palestinian students on Zahra Street, for distributing pamphlets, calling for a demonstration to mark the day of independence.