Media Advisory: Press Conference for 2016 Open Shuhada Street Campaign

MEDIA ADVISORY

Press Conference for 7th Annual Open Shuhada Street Campaign and Commemoration of 22nd Anniversary of the Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre

It has been 22 years since Israeli settler, Baruch Goldstein, entered the Ibrahimi Mosque and opened fire, massacring 29 worshipers and injuring 125 more. Since then, Shuhada Street has been almost entirely closed to Palestinians. Once a major thoroughfare and marketplace, Shuhada Street is now virtual ghost town. Palestinians who still live on the street have had their front doors welded short and are forced to enter their homes through back doors, staircases and windows. Palestinians in the old city of Hebron face strangling restrictions, arbitrary arrests, and vicious attacks by illegal settlers and the Israeli military. Since November 1, 2015, residents of Shuhada Street and the Tel Rumeida neighborhood have faced increased restrictions from closed military zone orders.

 

What: Press Conference
Who: Youth Against Settlements
When: Saturday, 20 February 2016 11:00 AM
Where: Shuhada Street entrance, Hebron

For more information, contact Issa Amro 970599340549.

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