“It’s imperative that the international community faces up to its responsibility to bear witness and protect the Palestinian population in the West Bank and Gaza,” says Israeli peace activist Simona Sharoni.
In the Occupied Territories, Israeli troops shot a seven-year old girl in the stomach during a raid.
It was the third day running Israeli troops raided the Balata refugee camp of and the city of Nablus. According to the Red Crescent, some 50 people have been treated for bullet and shrapnel wounds in two days.
The Guardian of London reports many in the West Bank were looking at their television in astonishment as their prime minister met with Sharon.
Today, June 5th, is the 36th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem. Local, national, and international groups are protesting the occupation today.
- Simona Sharoni, coordinator of June 5th Coalition and executive director of the Peace Studies Association.