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JERUZALÉM – Už více než rok se stovky izraelských Židů shromažďují každý pátek odpoledne na prašném náměstíčku uprostřed arabského východního Jeruzaléma. Bývá mezi nimi i několik Palestinců včetně pár chlapců, kteří tam prodávají čerstvou pomerančovou šťávu. Lidé se tam, ve čtvrti Šajch Džarráh, shromažďují na protest proti vystěhovávání palestinských rodin z jejich domovů s cílem udělat místo pro izraelské osadníky.

Toto vystěhovávání je ponižující, někdy probíhá násilné a děsí další palestinské rodiny, jimž hrozí, že přijdou o domov také. Jako první zorganizovali protest známý pod názvem „Hnutí solidarity z Šajch Džarráh“ izraelští studenti. Následovali je mimo jiné renomovaní profesoři, slavní spisovatelé a jeden bývalý generální prokurátor.

Izraelská policie zpočátku nasazovala proti demonstrantům sílu, ačkoliv jsou podobné demonstrace v Izraeli naprosto legální. To se setkalo s tak špatnou publicitou, že policie ustoupila, avšak stále blokovala silnici vedoucí k novým osadám. Demonstranti nemohou dělat nic jiného než držet ve vzduchu transparenty, bubnovat na bubny, skandovat hesla a projevovat solidaritu již pouhou účastí.

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