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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Police evacuate 'Palestinian' trespassers from E1

While President Obama was here, the IDF and the police ignored an encampment of 'Palestinian' trespassers in the E1 corridor between Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim. Now that he's gone, 200 Israeli police officers moved in and evacuated the 'protestors' without incident. The two organizers of the encampment were arrested. Incredibly, the story has stayed out of the media except for the initial report of the 'Palestinian' occupation. This is from the first link.
Police stated that some 40 demonstrators were evacuated from the hilltop between Ma'aleh Adumim and Jerusalem. Over 200 police officers were involved in the operation which continued for an hour.  
No officers or demonstrators were injured. Two men were arrested at the scene for organizing the incident and one woman for attacking a police officer.
Building tent encampments is the latest initiative organized by the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee to protest Israel building in Area C of the West Bank, where, under the Oslo Accords, Israel has civil and security control.
Security forces have been on alert for such activity since Palestinians first erected a tent city on E1 in January that Israel dismantled within days.
But on Wednesday, the activists were able to sneak into the area and put up three large tents and five or six gray camping tents, before security forces closed off the area.
They also erected a large Palestinian flag that could be seen by drivers heading up the main road into Ma’aleh Adumim.
Organizers said they wanted to protect the land from settlement expansion, claim their rights to return to the land and their sovereignty over it as well as to continue their “popular resistance.”
The problem is that no one reads the agreements. The Oslo accords gave Israel total control over Area C (and security control over Area B) and say nothing about a 'Palestinian state.' Just as Yitzchak Rabin promised in his last speech to the Knesset.

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