Palestinians on Sunday held the first of what they hope will be weekly protests
meant to halt any attempt by settlers to develop a small Gush Etzion hilltop,
known to Israeli as Shadma and to Palestinians as Oush Ghrab.
dozen Palestinians holding flags and signs stood in the parking lot behind the
hill, which is sandwiched between the Palestinian village of Beit Sahur and the
From a small base on Shadma, a few soldiers looked at the
protesters as a few activists spoke through a megaphone, first in Arabic and
then in English.