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police cordoned off on Thursday, the French Cultural Center in East
Jerusalem and dispersed a demonstration organized in the framework of
the final events of the celebration of "Jerusalem as the capital of
Arab culture for 2009."
The group organized a Boy Scout rally in
Jerusalem‘s Old City which played the Palestinian anthem, and met the
group after a short walk at the Damascus Gate protestors fired balloons
amid chants of "Jerusalem is Arab," and brought women, including the
Palestinian flag, and then the police intervened to disperse them.
Salah El-Din - the main street in the city of Jerusalem - was launched
balloons color the Palestinian flag, as he went in pursuit of Israeli
policemen are still at balloons.
The police said the assembly
section column is illegal and forcibly dispersed a combination that was
considered about 150 people and detained by the police identity cards
for more than a dozen others, which impede the movement of fully
to the Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights that the Israeli
police: "used excessive force to disperse the participants in the
celebrations and beat them and arrested at least 12 citizens."
built Taddeih cultural advisor to the French consulate general that the
police had intended to appear to the arrest of the Palestinian Rania
Elias who participated in organizing the cultural event at the center
of activities within the Final Events "Jerusalem Arab Capital of
Were about 50 people, including officials in the
Palestinian Authority, within the cultural center when it was
surrounded by Israeli police, according to the source.
has prevented any official activity in East Jerusalem, while the
Palestinians insist that East Jerusalem be the capital of their future
He said Frederic Desagneaux, Consul General of France,
"We are here to express our support for the Palestinian culture" in
explaining the reasons for hosting the consulate of the effectiveness
of the Palestinian cultural.
It is worth mentioning that Israel
occupied East Jerusalem and annexed it in 1967, but the international
community did not recognize this annexation, since 1996 the Arab states
to choose each year to be an Arab city "the capital of Arab culture."