Israeli police in occupied East Jerusalem harass Palestinian youth


The media caption to this photo read: “Israeli border police frisk a suspected Palestinian youth next to the Damascus Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem, Feb. 25, 2016. Israeli police have taken several security measures in the old city to limit the stabbing attacks against Israelis.”

“A suspected Palestinian youth”!? Is that the same thing as “walking while Black” in the US? The Old City of Jerusalem is in East Jerusalem which has been illegally occupied by the Israeli military since 1967. It’s where the Al-Aqsa mosque is located. Palestinian males have long been barred from praying at the mosque so Israeli occupying police naturally assume Palestinians have no right to walk in the area where they live & where their families have lived for generations.

“Several security measures” probably refers to the martial law Israel launched in East Jerusalem last year in its pogrom against Palestinian youth. As for those stabbing attacks against Israelis? Israel has yet to prove most of them are anything more than baseless allegations & propaganda to cover for moving in more illegal settlers to take over East Jerusalem. If there are some scuffles when Palestinians resist occupation & martial law, that’s called Intifada.

Long live Palestinian Intifada! Honor the economic & cultural boycott of Israel. Buy nothing with barcode beginning 729.

(Photo by Atef Safadi/EPA)