Repression of Palestinians continue after Al-Aqsa

While the Israel government’s attempts to hinder Palestinian’s right to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque were defeated by the force and unity of the protests by Palestinians, the reality on the ground is as repressive as ever. On Sunday July 23, over 40 Palestinians, including Parliamentarian Omar Adbel-Razak, were arrested in mass sweeps in the Occupied Territories. Most Palestinian prisoners are imprisoned over minor charges of resisting the Occupation or simply held on administrative detention for up to 6 months. In the last week a large group of Argentinian Parliamentarians and the South African Government have made formal protests against these ongoing arrests.