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PHOTOS: Israeli forces crack down on weekly protest in Nabi Saleh

UPDATE: Israeli forces went from house to house on Friday in Nabi Saleh, searching through homes and firing stun grenades, injuring one person in his hand and reportedly damaging some property. A total of six demonstrators – Palestinian, Israeli and international – were arrested during the demonstration on Friday. They were all reportedly released on Friday evening. 

The raid came during the weekly protest in Nabi Saleh, in which some 100 people participated. As demonstrators approached the village’s spring, which has been seized by the neighboring settlement of Halamish, the Israeli forces arrested at least five women, including Nariman Tamimi, a prominent activist from the village. Her arrest is pictured below. Her daughters are seen trying to intervene as Israeli soldiers detained their mother, but they were forcibly held back.

Israeli soldiers raiding Nabi Saleh village, conducting a house by house search and arresting young men and activists, August 24, 2012, shortly after the violent dispersal of the weekly protest against the occupation held in the village.

Israel soldiers arresting Nariman Tamimi, an activist from Nabi Saleh,while her 8 year old daughter clings on to her trying to free her, at the entrance to Nabi Saleh’s water spring on August 24, 2012, during the violent dispersal of the weekly protest against the occupation held in the village.

Israel soldiers arresting Nariman Tamimi, an activist from Nabi Saleh, while children from the village try free her, at the entrance to Nabi Saleh’s water spring on August 24, 2012, during the violent dispersal of the weekly protest against the occupation held in the village.

Israel soldiers violently holding onto Nariman Tamimi’s daughter and relative as she is being arrested at the entrance to Nabi Saleh’s water spring on August 24, 2012, during the violent dispersal of the weekly protest against the occupation held in the village.

An Israeli solider arrests a Palestinian activist during a protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, August 24, 2012.

A Palestinian woman being evacuated by an ambulance after Israeli soldiers threw a sound grenade into her living room causing it to explode right by her, during a protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, August 24, 2012.

An Israeli soldier prevents a young Palestinian woman from reaching the spring of her village during the weekly protest against the occupation and settlements in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, August 24, 2012.

A villager from Nabi Saleh shouts at Israeli soldiers after he was injured during a violent house search conducted by the Israeli army in the center of the village during the weekly protest against the occupation and settlements in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, August 24, 2012.

Correction: This report initially termed the Israeli army search raid on the village an arrest operation. Nabi Saleh residents were removed from their homes during the search, but none were ultimately arrested. (This does not include the six arrested during the protest.)

For more on Nabi Saleh:
NYTimes reporter among arrestees in West Bank protests
For first time, weekly Nabi Saleh protest reaches destination: its own spring
WATCH: IDF officer stones, shoots at Palestinian protesters

 

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    1. Congratulations to the photographers for being there to document this. No one wants there child to have such experiences and memories. This is institutionally sick.

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      • Michael Dar

        How come all those fake “peace activists” never denounce their own cynical exploitation of women and children? They send them on purpose to provoke the IDF knowing things could turn bad. They have only themselves to blame. The photgraphers are actually invited by those “peace activists” to those political anti-Israel hate feasts and incite to violence to have dramatic and bloody photo-opp’s. Hypocrits!

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    2. What exactly is your intention when exposing such photos?

      Are you implying that only Israel cracks down on protests in this manner? Have you ever seen photos of how the Finnish police or American police or army cracks down on protests in Finland or the US? Would you like to see some photos?

      Why is that you only tell half the story and not the entire story? Are you implying that the Arabs are Little Red Riding Hood and the Israelis are The Big Bad Wolf?

      I have visited your sight several times now and have read your article, “Why are we surprised?” in Haaretz, and I can tell that you simply choose to appease Leftists and the Arabs by supposedly trying to expose Israel as a “rogue state.” But, you always seem to forget to mention all the crimes the Arabs have carried out against Israelis over the past 64 years when my parents first came to live in Israel. Perhaps you ought to be reminded, beginning with the Fogel family murders and the Sbarro massacre and ending with random shootings of innocent civilians in moshavim and kibbutzim in 1948 and prior, which the Arabs seem very happy about. Would you like to help them chant Allahu Akbar in the streets whilst handing out candy?

      Think about what you are doing and ask yourself what is your true intention. It certainly looks like self-hate to me.

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      • Michelle, there have been terrible events on all sides. Those events do not alter the actual event portrayed in these photos. A young girl is a young girl; a mother, a mother. It is not the case that I ignore the terror of the suicide bombings. But if you are ever to extricate yourselves from this slow motion conflict, pain itself must be the enemy, at all abodes. And so, yes, I congratulate these photographers for being there.

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        • Greg, how do you know those children and women were not hurling rocks at the soldiers before those photos were shot, which is more than likely what happened first. But of course a website like this one would totally avoid such pervious photos.

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          • Michelle, I have twice tried to access the web site you attach. I run on a ridculously old Windows 2002 and found, both times, that my system went into what appeared to be an endless loop; all I got was the site’s name, “Israeli Frontline.” I will not try again.

            Your charges of rock throwing are without substantiation, designed to color darkly all “Arabs” resisting their plight. Yes, there are violent Palestinians; yes, there are violent Jews. How do you know these children have not been blindfolded and taken in fear on other occasions? Such questions lead nowhere; they are meant to deny all validity to the “other side.”

            I am not interested in race war; nor in racial treason which lead to the death of one of your Prime Ministers. See these young girls as just as your daughters and perhaps we can all find a way out of this mess. It will be very difficult to find a way out; as difficult as staying with the present.

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          • The final line was cut off by the word limit. It read:

            I am not interested in race war; nor in the racial treason which lead to the death of one of your Prime Ministers.

            I now add: there are many frontlines in the world; no one has a monoploy on them.

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          • If they were my daughters, I would love them enough not to allow them to partake in a confrontation with soldiers. I would keep them safe at home, as Israelis usually do.

            I am amazed that it does even astonish you that young girls are being taken to such conflicts.

            Are you implying that the Arabs never hurl rocks? I can provide many articles about Arabs hurling rocks at both Jewish civilians and soldiers.

            Those photographs were shot by anti-Israel enthusiasts such as yourself. Why would they photograph anti-Israel enthusiasts hurling rocks at Israeli soldiers? These photos would no longer be quite as effective if the entire story was told.

            “Michelle, there have been terrible events on all sides.” “Yes, there are violent Palestinians”

            May I ask why you do not write about those events? What is your intention when exposing Israel in such a way? Why do you not post about Arab violence? Are you trying to destroy Israel? Are you trying to gain approval from Arabs, Israel and Jew haters? I honestly would love to know what is your intention? I would actually love to meet you, talk to you or even interview you for my weblog.

            Michelle Cohen

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    3. Sherri Munnerlyn

      I am printing copies of the photos and sharing them widely,planning to share them with my Sunday school class tomorrow. I want to show all these Southern American Christians I live among the true face of Israeli Zionism and the face of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine. Thanks for printing these photos for the world to see.

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    4. Dan

      Bringing children to a clash with the military, disgusting.

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    5. jo

      Why is it that the IDF perpetually engages in clashes involving children? It looks absurd. The IDF is an army of teenagers with guns–hard to imagine out of control battles not happening on an hourly basis. It is proven science that the brain of an adolescent is still growing, never should they be armed to the teeth and sent out to make sensible judgement calls. It is totally ridiculous.

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      • Why is it that Arab children perpetually engage in clashes involving the IDF? Do they not have parents who keep them safe at home, or is it effective to send out their children in order to posses such photos to spread thought the internet?

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