Friday, March 30, 2001 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: Indonesian General Charged in a U.S. Court for Human Rights...
2001-03-30

Thousands of Palestinians Protest Israel’s Bombing of the Occupied Territories: Aconversation with Independent Correspondent Robert Fisk

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats
DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

Large-scale protests swept the West Bank and Gaza Strip today, with thousands of Palestinians hurling stones atIsraeli soldiers, who responded by firing live rounds and rubber bullets. A Palestinian man was killed and dozensinjured.

The protests came a day after Israel bombed the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and President George Bush singled outArafat for not doing enough to promote Middle East peace. On Tuesday, Washington used its UN Security Council vetofor the first time in four years to stop a resolution calling for unarmed international observers to protect thePalestinians.

Demonstrators burned Israeli and U.S. flags, as well as effigies of Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

Thousands of Israeli Arabs also took to the streets today to mark Land Day, a symbol of Israel’s 1.2-million-strongArab community’s struggle for equality. Land Day is the commemoration of 1976 protests against land expropriation inwhich police killed six Israeli Arabs.

Guest:

  • Robert Fisk, Middle East Correspondent for the Independent.

Related link:


Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.