Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Demonstrators wave Palestinian flag for first time on Beit Hanoun crossing

[ 09/11/2010 - 07:14 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- Dozens of Palestinians and foreigners demonstrated Tuesday near the Beit Hanoun (Erez) border crossing in the northern Gaza Strip, for the first time ever waving the Palestinian flag on the crossing gate.
This came during a weekly demonstration staged by the Local Initiative in Beit Hanoun under the framework of the popular resistance against the Israeli occupation and military imposition of the so-called prohibited security, or buffer, zone.
Demonstrators from the Local Initiative accompanied by four foreign supporters successfully reached the crossing gate where they waved the Palestinian flag on the east side of the crossing on the territory of Beit Hanoun, in a new achievement for the initiative, which made it to the gate for the first time.
The initiative’s general coordinator Sabir Al Za’anein said today marked a new achievement for the popular resistance against Israel’s imposition of the buffer zone and the success of local initiative activists in entering the farmlands to which Israeli authorities have restricted access.
On his part, British activist Addie Marmash, 32, said: We support the struggle of the Palestinian people in their right to popular resistance against the Israeli occupation.
He added: The Palestinian people have been under occupation for decades, and we international activists and believers in the just cause of the Palestinians work to support the Palestinians in light of difficult circumstances the Palestinian residents of the occupied territories live in.
He underlined that solidarity movements with the Palestinians throughout Europe are on the rise.