march as 'provocation' - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • James
    • 25.04.10 | 13:42 (IDT)

    Firstly I agree that a march can be 'provocative' and clearly this one is. Any activity by either side in East Jerusalem is likely to cause a disturbance. JM's point about democracy and citizens' right to protest is fair. Whilst I agree that violence is not an appropriate response to a peaceful demonstration I can understand why Palestinian Silwan residents respond this way when they are faced with people whose goal is to take away their homes - its easy to preach restraint when your own home is safe. I would have liked the article to give more details about the march and who was taking part, numbers and so on... and maybe some pictures too?. Its hard to say a lot about this on the basis of the article alone

    from the article: Clashes erupt as extreme rightists march through East Jerusalem
    First published 11:01 25.04.10 | Last updated 17:37 25.04.10
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