Israeli soldiers arrested two Israeli and one Palestinian photographers during a demonstration in the West Bank. What followed showed just how differently Israelis and Palestinian detainees are treated. By Oren Ziv / Activestills.org Israeli soldiers arrested three photographers, two Israelis and one Palestinian, during the weekly protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh last Friday. On Saturday night, an Israeli court ruled that there was no reason for the arrests and released the two Israelis from detention. On Sunday morning, Israel Police agreed to release the third photographer, Bilal Tamimi, without conditions, following a request by his attorney.…Read More... | 1 Comment
Photos and report: Anne Paq / Activestills.org Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition against nonviolent Palestinian protesters in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on Friday. Two Palestinians were wounded, including activist Manal Tamimi. Tamimi was shot in her leg as she was standing and talking to her friends, only minutes after the protest had begun, along with another young Palestinian. Both were transferred to a Ramallah hospital where they received treatment for their wounds. Activists report that the army has stepped up its use of live ammunition in the village over the past few months. Nariman Tamimi, a prominent…Read More... | 10 Comments
When the settlers of Halamish complained that the IDF isn’t being violent enough, a brigadier-general assured them that he orders his troops to use unnecessary force against Palestinians. By Yesh Din, written by Yossi Gurvitz Near the Palestinian villages of Dir Nizam and Nabi Salah lies a settlement named Halamish, also known as Neve Tsuf. About a month ago, after Palestinians threw stones at their vehicles, the settlers of Halamish took the law into their own hands and began “securing” the road leading to the settlement. The IDF didn’t like the initiative, but – lo and behold – did not…Read More... | 30 Comments
This week: A pattern of Israeli arrest raids resulting in the death of Palestinians continues, as do housing problems in Tel Aviv, resistance against the separation wall, and settlement construction in occupied Palestinian territory.Read More... | 3 Comments
Since the takeover of its spring by settlers, the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh has not known a quiet weekend. Every Friday, the members of the village, along with Israeli and international activists, hold demonstrations and attempt to march toward the spring, which has been swallowed up by the settlement of Halamish. The demonstrations, which are declared illegal by the IDF, are forcefully put down with tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades, among other weapons. Read more: Nabi Saleh: A tiny village's struggle against the occupation For first time, weekly Nabi Saleh protest reaches destination: Its own springRead More... | 1 Comment
Amnesty International has called for the release of activist Bassem Tamimi, whom they define as a prisoner of conscience. The 45 year-old father of four from Nabi Saleh was arrested October 24 during a protest action at a branch of Rami Levy, a Jewish-owned supermarket chain that has several branches in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The chain stocks settlement goods, but refuses to stock Palestinian produce or products. Last year, Haaretz reported that the supermarket had instituted a policy of separating male Arab grocery baggers from female Jewish cashiers after two such employees became romantically involved. The protest, which was…Read More... | 5 Comments
On Sunday morning, thousands of mourners lined Ramallah's streets for the funeral procession of Mustafa Tamimi, a 28-year-old Palestinian who was killed by the Israeli army this weekend. The procession continued to Nabi Saleh, where hundreds attended Tamimi's burial. The army reportedly fired tear gas on some of the mourners, beat unarmed demonstrators, and arrested seven activists Hundreds of mourners proceeded to Nabi Saleh, Tamimi's village and the place he was shot by a tear gas canister during the weekly demonstration against the Israeli occupation and the illegal settlement encroaching on Nabi Saleh's land. Tamimi was shot in the face…Read More... | 18 Comments
Yesterday, dozens of citizens of Israel, Palestinian and Jewish, staged a mock funeral for the death of Israel's public housing, in protest of the evictions that threaten to leave both Palestinian and Jewish families homeless The group of Palestinian and Jewish Israeli protesters held the demonstration in front of Halamish offices in Jaffa. Halamish and Amidar are the two companies that manage public housing in Israel. Currently, more than 800 Palestinian and Jewish families face eviction from their homes in Jaffa and impoverished areas of South Tel Aviv. Many of these people are in dire financial straits and have nowhere…Read More... | 1 Comment
In just over one year of unarmed demonstrations in Nabi Saleh, a small Palestinian community in the West Bank, 155 of the village's 500 residents were wounded (about 60 of them children); 35 homes were damaged and dozens of the village's people were detained. Yet even after the protest's leader was put behind bars by the army, the struggle for the Nabi Saleh's land continues By Idan Landau | translation: Dena Shunra The objects seen in the picture: a magazine (Rifle-Launched Anti-Protesters Grenade ) attached to a Tavor gun, and a human skull, attached to a neck. The gun is vertical;…Read More... | 9 Comments
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