Wednesday, February 25 2009 Ceremony commemorating the victims of the massacre at Me-arat Hamachpela (Cave of the Patriarchs), on the 15th anniversary of their passing

Yesterday, February 25, on the 15th anniversary of the massacre perpetrated by Baruch Goldstein, we held a joint Israeli-Palestinian commemoration ceremony for the victims, in Wadi Hussein, Hebron. Goldstein murdered 29 Palestinians and wounded many more. Some of the families of the deceased and a number of victims who were wounded attended the ceremony. During this moving ceremony a number of speeches were given among the speakers were Issa Amro and Chagit Ofran.

Though it was a quiet ceremony and not near the Jewish settlement, the police tried to selectively block the entrance of left-wing activists into Hebron using a closed military zone order, and detained 5 of the activists for questioning.

We will continue to insist on our right for a joint, Jewish-Palestinian, non-violent struggle against the apartheid regime in Hebron. History has taught us that sooner or later this struggle will succeed, and this is exactly what the “Security Forces” fear.

Video at YouTube