Friday, August 9, 2013

In the West Bank, Israeli soldiers attack regular demonstrations by Palestinians, Israelis, and international activists against Israel’s separation wall, settlements, and the occupation in 3 villages nr. Ramallah (Bil‘in, Ni‘lin, Nabi Salih), 1 village nr. Qalqilya (Kafr Qaddum), and 1 village nr. Bethlehem (al-Ma‘sara), causing no serious injuries. The demonstration in Bil‘in is held in solidarity with Bedouin citizens of Israel resisting the Prawer Plan for the Negev, and the demonstration in al-Ma‘sara is held in solidarity with Palestinians in Yarmuk r.c. in Syria. (PCHR 8/15)

Supporters of ousted pres. Mohamed Morsi rally across Egypt, with dozens injured during clashes. (AFP 8/10)