Amid New Reports of Teen Shootings, Thousands Call for Peace in Palestine

While tensions between the Israeli army and youth protesters neared an apparent breaking point, thousands of protesters rallied outside the Israeli embassy in London on Saturday to declare solidarity with Palestinians amid this “escalating attack” on their rights and lives.

The London demonstration, which is one of over 60 actions scheduled this week, comes amid new reports of three Palestinian teens shot dead after allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli settler and Israeli border police. 

“Palestinians are living under a brutal military occupation,” declared the London protest organizers, citing the uptick in violence this month following new controversial policies surrounding the al-Aqsa mosque and the recent order for Israeli citizens to arm themselves against Palestinians. Forty Palestinians and seven Israelis have been killed since the beginning of the month.

The statement continues: