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  • WATCH: West Bank village protests land confiscation

    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 spring

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  • Amnesty International calls for release of Bassem Tamimi, prisoner of conscience

    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…

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  • IDF fires tear gas, beats mourners after Tamimi funeral

    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…

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  • Citizens, Palestinian and Jewish, protest death of public housing

    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…

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  • Nabi Saleh: A tiny village's struggle against the occupation

    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;…

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