Troops Attack Freedom March and Arrest Two Activists

    Troops Attack Freedom March and Arrest Two Activists

    Date: 06/02/2016
    Combatants for Peace Movement, in collaboration with a number of Palestinian and Israeli NGOs organized on Friday February 5, 2016 its monthly peaceful demonstration against the occupation and the violence it creates.

    The protests started from the Batteer village roundabout adjacent to road 60 at 1:30 with more than 300 Israeli and Palestinian activists. Protesters waved Palestinian flags and posters of hunger striking Palestinian journalist Mohamed Al Qeeq, who is refusing food since 73 days in protest of his administrative detention by the Israeli army.
    At the start of the march Israeli troops assaulted protesters carrying a poppets representing the wall and arrested both of Combatants for Peace Movement members and organziers of today’s event Assaf Yacobovitz and Udi Gour.

    Regardless of the attack the protest continued along road 60 reaching the tunnel checkpoint. During the march settlers driving by used harsh language against protesters. At the end of the protest Reyad Al Halass and Shayi from CFP delivered a speech in both Arabic and English.

    “This is the third time we organize this march and in every time it becomes larger and larger, we believe that this is the best way to counter the occupation and archive reconciliation and to end the cycle of violence.
    They added, “Our struggle is based on mutual acceptance and struggle for freedom and justice, our determination will not be stopped by illegal military laws. We invite you to join our freedom march next month; we know there is another way because we make it.

    Combatants for Peace Movement calls for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with its capital in East Jerusalem, based on the border of June 4, 1967, alongside Israel. CFP uses nonviolent means and call on both nations to join us to achieve peace and reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis.
    CFP is a group of Palestinians and Israelis who have taken an active part in the cycle of violence in the region: Israeli soldiers serving in the army and Palestinians as combatants fighting to free their country, Palestine, from the Israeli occupation.