Hundreds of Jews and Arabs protest Israel’s rule of West Bank
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Hundreds of Jews and Arabs protest Israel’s rule of West Bank

Israel's occupation of the West Bank is opposed by Jews and Arabs, upon the 50th anniversary of Israeli control

A Palestinian boy looks behind a wall separating Jewish part and Palestinian part of the West Bank
A Palestinian boy looks behind a wall separating Jewish part and Palestinian part of the West Bank

Hundreds of Jewish demonstrators marched in Jerusalem to protest 50 years of Israeli control of the West Bank.

The march on Saturday night marked 50 years since Israel captured the West Bank during the Six Day War. It was organised by Omdim Beyachad, or Standing Together, a joint Jewish-Arab umbrella organisation including pro-peace organisations and left-wing groups, as well as several left-wing political parties, according to reports.

The group said the march was for “peace and an end to the occupation.”

The protesters marched from western Jerusalem to the Old City’s Jaffa Gate. Organisers estimated there were 2,000 protesters, according to the news agency AFP.

The march came hours after a Palestinian teen stabbed three people in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.

 

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