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Published Sunday 23/03/2014 (updated) 23/03/2014 15:29
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RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Activists from the peaceful popular resistance movement on Saturday shut down the Beit El checkpoint north of Ramallah in protest against the killing of three Palestinians by Israeli forces in Jenin earlier in the day.

Despite the small number of participants, protesters were able to force Israeli forces to shut down the checkpoint, which is commonly known as "DCO."

Protesters carried Palestinian flags and pictures of the three men killed in Jenin refugee camp, and they chanted slogans demanding an end to the Israeli occupation and to its crimes against the Palestinian people.

An Israeli army spokesperson said that "approximately 180 Palestinians gathered and then left."




Earlier in the day, Israeli forces killed three Palestinians during a raid on Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank.

After Israeli forces stormed the camp to arrest a man, locals gathered and threw rocks, and Hamza Abu al-Haija, 22, Mahmoud Abu Zeina, 17, and Yazan Mahmoud Basim Jabarin, 22, were killed during the raid and the ensuing clashes.
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1 ) Rami / Palestine
23/03/2014 15:20
I don't see how shutting down the DCO checkpoint does anything other than make the lives of Palestinians more difficult for that one day. If that was your goal, congratulations. It would have made more sense to do something that would affect Israel, not Palestine. BTW, the DCO checkpoint is used by the PA, UN, EU and US delegates as well but I doubt they were affected by its closing. Most of them are off on Saturdays. I believe in popular protest but not stupid protest.

2 ) Jane / PA
23/03/2014 20:34
Dear Rami, This is not stupid protest. PA, UN, EU and US delegates can test how it is to use Kalendia check point as ordinary people do every day.Maybe they will get a real pictuer of the occupation and opression than they can so it using DCO checkpoint that you pass in 10 sec.
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