Mon, Apr 08, 2013 - Page 9 News List

Israeli op-ed stirs furor over stone-throwing

Journalist Amira Hass wrote that Israel has engaged in systematic violence against the Palestinians as part of its well-oiled machinery of occupation and that ‘throwing stones is the birthright and duty of anyone subject to foreign rule’

By Karin Laub and Tia Goldenberg  /  AP, JERUSALEM and JERICHO, West Bank

Mustafa Barghouti, a leading Palestinian activist, said Palestinians have become more sophisticated in their protests over the years. He said a group that has set up protest camps on West Bank land earmarked for a settlement is training activists to stick to passive resistance.

“Even when the army came, people did not throw stones,” he said.

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