Tens of people were suffocated by tear gas at the Al-Masara weekly protest on 8 October marking the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Che Guevara and in solidarity with Ahmed Sadat, the general secretary of the PFLP who has been in solitary confinement under the Israeli authorities for more than 500 days.
The march began in front of Al Zawahri School and went towards the Wall, with flags and banners of Che Guevara and Ahmed Sadat.
The leader of the General coordinator of Bethlehem district, Mazen Al Azah, gave a speech emphasising that the struggle of Che Guevara is in the hearts of all Palestinian human rights defenders acting to end the oppression of the Occupation. He also called for one minute silence in memory of the two martyrs who were assassinated by the IOF in Hebron two days before, and for a woman who died in hospital in Jerusalem from a stroke 2 weeks after witnessing the assassination of her son-in-law by settlers in Silwan.
A speech was also given by the spokesman of Bethlehem district and the coordinator of Al-Masara grassroots committes, Mohammad Brejeh. He called on the international community to put pressure on the Israeli Occupation to release Ahmed Sadat.