On the 8th November, around 50 residents of Hebron, joined by international solidarity activists, gathered in the Old City to protest against Israeli closures in the area.
The demonstration, initiated by the Popular Committee of Hebron and the Hebron Rehabilitation Committee, took the form of a candle-lit procession through the Old City. Residents marched behind a banner declaring ‘This Is Apartheid’ and carried signs with such statements as ‘ Zionism is Racism’.
The event was deemed a success as Israeli soldiers watched from a distance. The Committees declared that this demonstration marked the first of what will become weekly protests through the Old City as they demand that the forced closures of Palestinian shops by Israeli forces is reversed.