A large, organized protest outside of the Israeli West Bank Barrier, commonly known as “the aparthied wall,” has escalated into a state of chaos. After roughly 3 hours of passionate protest, a minor scuffle broke out with riot police. It is unclear which party initially escalated force. Roughly 12 hours after the initial altercation with police, the protestors have become entreched and are resisting police attempts to break up the protest. Some reports have suggested makeshift camps are in the process of being set up. Though this is not confirmed. We know very little for certain about the efficacy or longevity of this protest. Some say this is an inevitable response to the Israeli’s treatment of the Palistinians, others say that violence is an inevitable measure to keep the peace. But one thing’s for sure, this problem runs far deeper than simply this protest
The NAU has been supporting the protesters on state sponsored media, and intends to send them aid in the form of funds and supplies.