West Bank – The U.S. police in Washington D.C. arrested on Monday seven pro-Palestine protestors from organizations and associations supporting the Palestinian right during a peaceful demonstration in front of the Israeli occupation’s embassy in Washington rejecting Israeli ethnic cleansing in occupied Jerusalem and Anaqab “Negev”.
During the demonstration, a sit-in was held at the entrance to the embassy, with the participation of dozens of activists and people in solidarity with Palestine, as well as members of the U.S. Palestinian community.
The protestors gathered peacefully outside the Israeli Embassy to denounce the forced expulsion of Palestinians from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem and Anaqab.
The demonstrators also set up three tents, put up banners in front of the gate of the building, wore Palestinian Kufias “traditional scarf” and held up banners reading “Hands off Sheikh Jarrah!”
The Palestinian community’s organizations and associations organizing the demonstration confirmed the arrest of seven protesters after the demonstration, adding that they were detained in two police departments in Washington D.C.
Several U.S. cities have been witnessing demonstrations to support the Palestinian people against Israeli crimes of ethnic cleansing. Moreover, similar demonstrations took place over the weekend in front of federal headquarters in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas and Houston.