UPDATE: this demonstration will now take place inside the Tel Rumeida district due to the tense situation in the Bab Al-Zawiye area.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On Friday 9th February local residents will gather in the centre of Hebron to protest restrictions of movement in their city, including the closure of Shuhada street, the main route through the city centre. The residents will gather in the Bab Al-Zawiye area at 12.30pm amd march to the Tel Rumeida checkpoint.
This protest comes as the Israeli Supreme Court is about to hear a petition by local groups against Israeli military measures in the city centre. Palestinian residents of the Israeli controlled H2 area are denied access to many areas and are completely forbidden from driving. Groups such as the Hebron Old City Rehabilitation Committee will be bringing a case against the State of Israel, the Ministry of Defense, and the Brigadier General of Judea and Samaria. The High Court hearing will be held on February 12th at 9am.
For the last month local residents have held weekly protests against the movement restrictions and violence from Israeli settlers in the Old City. These attempts to colonise the area have forced many Palestinians to leave and reduced the lives of others to misery.
For details contact Issa Amro – 0599340549