Around 7.30am local time a group of Palestinian youth activists arrived at the gates of the main UN building in Ramallah, put up signs declaring UN Office closed and blocked access to and from the building.

As Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh reach their 73rd day  the activists had decided something needed to be done to highlight their plight and demand of the UN they fulfil their mandated role and speak out against Israel and initiate sanctions. PA police were quick on the scene and although the PA outnumbered the activists to begin with and the commander initially attempted to intimidate the activists they were resolute and soon began jokingly tweeting about how confused the PA were that there were no leaders, which is something I told them we can relate to here in Scotland! It was clear to see through the camaraderie with international activists on twitter that they were…

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