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8 Feb, 2014

Israelis uproot Palestinians from West Bank protest site – theguardian.com

Dusk was gathering around the date palms of Ein Hijleh when the Israeli police 4×4 roared past the protest village, sending up clouds of white dust that obscured the view of the golden cupola of the nearby monastery of Saint Gerassimos.

“Look at that,” a Palestinian activist shouted. “They’re just doing it to remind us that they’re here and to say, ‘Fuck you.'”

Only hours later, hundreds of police and troops returned on Friday morning to force some 250 Palestinians off the site, close to Jericho and the Dead Sea, after a week of peaceful direct action designed to dramatise their claim to the land and to protest against peace talks they fear will consolidate rather than end the 46-year occupation by Israel.

Read the rest: Defiance and sadness as Palestinians forced off West Bank protest site – theguardian.com.