Friday, November 10, 2006
This picture shows, albeit badly, the security presence near the Old City's Damascus Gate around noon today (Muslim communal prayer time). Fortunately there were no serious clashes. In fact, there weren't any protests at all. You could, however, see the conflict at work pretty clearly as the security essentially became a privileged elite group amidst a population which sees them as illegitimate occupiers and especially angered over the events in Beit Hanoun. Nothing happened, but emotions were running high.