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Worse by the Day in Jerusalem

Saturday, 04 June 2011 06:36

‘As thousands of right-wing Israeli settlers descended on Jerusalem to celebrate the so-called unification of the city this week, Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem were confronted by extreme provocations and the stark reality that their city remains very much divided.

“My shop was broken into a couple of times, a few times, when I’m here on Jerusalem Day,” explained East Jerusalem resident Basem Hallak, who has owned an antique shop in the heart of Jerusalem’s Old City for 25 years.

“You will see kids – by the meaning of kids (I mean) from the age of 16, 17 – and what they are doing is carrying machine guns, carrying guns, walking like, ‘This is our city and you (Palestinians) are out of the game. You are out, completely out’,” Hallak told IPS.’

Read more: Worse by the Day in Jerusalem



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