Xinhua
March 10, 2013 - 12:00am
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-03/10/c_132221655.htm


The Israeli army prevented Saturday a symbolic wedding party which aimed at protesting against the Israel's block over family reunion of the Palestinians living in West bank and Israel.

The pride is a Palestinian woman from the Israeli city of Nazareth and the groom is a Palestinian young man from Ramallah. Witnesses said that the Israeli army erected blocks on the road linking Ramallah and Jerusalem to prevent the wedding convoy reaching the town of Hezma where the wedding is due to be held.

Organized by a Palestinian activist group, The Palestinian Campaign for Repealing Israel's Racist Law Denying Family Reunification, the symbolic wedding aimed at protesting against the Israeli measures against family reunion of Palestinians living in West bank and Israel.

"Israel doesn't allow the Palestinians living in Israel and the West Bank to reunite," said Musataf Barghouti, the chairman of the Palestinian National Initiative Organization.

The presumptive groom, Hazem Abu Hilal, who inhaled tear gas when the Israeli army dispersed the wedding convoy, told Xinhua that the aim of the wedding was to unveil the policy of racism adopted by Israel.

The Israeli laws prevent Palestinian women who live in Israel and hold Israeli IDs from getting married to Palestinians in the West Bank and living together.




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