21 years ago, a settler by the name of Baruch Goldstein entered the Ibrahimi mosque at dawn and shot down 29 Muslim worshippers, injuring 125 more. In the chain of tragic events following the massacre, the Israeli army closed Shuhadaa street, formerly a lively commercial hub, to the movement of Palestinians, including those who actually reside there. The annual “Open Shuhadaa street” campaign renews the popular call to end this closure. Today, Palestinian and international solidarity activists marched in the old city of Hebron demanding the opening of the street. Israeli soldiers attempted to disperse marchers using stun grenades, rubber-coated bullets and even live (tutu) bullets that sent at least three protesters to the hospital for medical treatment.
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