15,000 March for Peace in Tel Aviv

The following article is reprinted from the Palestine News Service, Ramallah, April, 7, 2002

Tel Aviv, April, 7, 2002, Wafa - Some 15,000 people attended a peace rally held by a coalition of organizations in Tel Aviv last night, organizers said. The rally began with a march from Rabin Square to the Army Ministry at the Kirya. The demonstrators protested the occupation of Palestinian territories and the current bloody military campaign in West Bank cities.

Speakers at the rally included MK Zahava Gal-On (Meretz) and Sakhnin Mayor Mustafa Abu Raya. Knesset Speaker Avraham Burg also attended, but did not speak publicly.

"By reoccupying, we will not prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state, which is the only solution," said Yael Dayan MK (Labor). "Our camp is not ashamed and is coming out. Arik Sharon and Bibi Netanyahu do not have any monopoly - not over the peace, not over bereavement, and not over the army." She added.