End collective punishment in East Jerusalem!
Update - a demonstration outside the home of Jerusalem Mayor Barkat will place also this week - Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 9.00pm at 5 Hameyasdim St., Jerusalem.
Original message: Over the past weekend, the Palestinian neighborhoods of East Jerusalem have been under siege and collective punishment. The main roads to the neighborhoods have been blocked completely, the police has been firing gas canisters, flashbang grenades and rubber bullets, in the streets and into the houses. The inhabitants of East Jerusalem are undergoing a cruel treatment by the police and the municipality, which includes a selective enforcement of fines and debt collection, in order to harass and terrorize them.
All this comes on top of a long-standing tradition of oppression and willful neglect, abstention from granting building permits, house demolitions, a shortage of classes, disconnection from the power and water grids, and a general attempt to make life in East Jerusalem unbearable.
At this time, as racism is running high on the streets of Jerusalem, we will not keep silent in the face of institutional manifestation of oppression and discrimination. Today, Wed. Oct. 29 at 21:00 we will hold a protest in front of Mayor Nir Barkat's house ,(5 Hameyasdim Street, Jerusalem). We will demand an end to the policy of collective punishment towards the residents of East Jerusalem.
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