Kufr Qaddum – Day of Revolution
The weekly demonstration in Kufr Qaddum continued as planned today, despite the recent arrest of one of the organizers, who was taken from his house in a night time raid.
Protesters from the village, as well as international activists, marched along the Kufr Qaddum road towards the illegal settler colony of Kedumim. Kedumim sits on the road that once connected Kufr Qaddum to Nablus, meaning that villagers must now take a circuitous detour to reach other parts of the West Bank. The people have been protesting this oppression for three years.
Before every demonstration, the shebaab [young men] of Kufr Qaddum play music to boost morale. One popular song that is played multiple times repeats the line “Hada al yum, al yum al thawra” – “Today is the day of revolution”!