(Image source: The New York Times)

 

 

BY ZACH TOOMBS

 

 

A series of protests broke out in Gaza on Monday as Israel ramped up its military efforts against Hamas.

 

Video from the UK’s Telegraph shows a crowd in the city of Ramallah throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers — who responded by launching tear gas canisters. In another protest Monday, a 17-year-old was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers.

 

The latest protests come one day after an Israeli air strike killed nine members of the same family, several of them women and children. Both Israel and Hamas have confirmed at least 94 civilians deaths in Gaza since Wednesday as a result of Israel’s Pillar of Defense operation.

 

And The New York Times reports the funeral processions for members of the family killed Sunday quickly turned into a Hamas rally the next day.

 

The West Bank also saw protests — though they were a bit calmer — over the weekend. Euronews reports:

 

“In the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Palestinians mounted a vigilant protest against the Israeli air strikes aimed at their brethren in the Gaza strip. Since the start of Israel’s operation … it’s launched more than 950 air strikes.”

 

Across Gaza, there were also attempts to damage infrastructure and just generally disrupt daily routines to draw attention to what protesters claim is unnecessary force from Israel. According to Al Jazeera, those demonstrations included:

 

- Protesters attempting to block a road near the settlement of Ofra

- Palestinian youths cutting the fence around a military camp in the Ramallah district

- The burning of a mosque near the city of Orif

 

Israel has showed no signs of letting up its attempts to strike at Hamas militants who have been firing missiles into Israel over the past few weeks. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he’s prepared to launch a ground assault in Gaza if necessary.

Anti-Israel Protests Sweep Across Gaza

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Nov 19, 2012

Anti-Israel Protests Sweep Across Gaza

(Image source: The New York Times)

 

 

BY ZACH TOOMBS

 

 

A series of protests broke out in Gaza on Monday as Israel ramped up its military efforts against Hamas.

 

Video from the UK’s Telegraph shows a crowd in the city of Ramallah throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers — who responded by launching tear gas canisters. In another protest Monday, a 17-year-old was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers.

 

The latest protests come one day after an Israeli air strike killed nine members of the same family, several of them women and children. Both Israel and Hamas have confirmed at least 94 civilians deaths in Gaza since Wednesday as a result of Israel’s Pillar of Defense operation.

 

And The New York Times reports the funeral processions for members of the family killed Sunday quickly turned into a Hamas rally the next day.

 

The West Bank also saw protests — though they were a bit calmer — over the weekend. Euronews reports:

 

“In the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Palestinians mounted a vigilant protest against the Israeli air strikes aimed at their brethren in the Gaza strip. Since the start of Israel’s operation … it’s launched more than 950 air strikes.”

 

Across Gaza, there were also attempts to damage infrastructure and just generally disrupt daily routines to draw attention to what protesters claim is unnecessary force from Israel. According to Al Jazeera, those demonstrations included:

 

- Protesters attempting to block a road near the settlement of Ofra

- Palestinian youths cutting the fence around a military camp in the Ramallah district

- The burning of a mosque near the city of Orif

 

Israel has showed no signs of letting up its attempts to strike at Hamas militants who have been firing missiles into Israel over the past few weeks. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he’s prepared to launch a ground assault in Gaza if necessary.

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