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
The army imposed siege on the village of Nabi Saleh, preventing many from entering or passing through the village and detaining dozens in order to prevent the residents and their supporters from marking International Peace Day. The people of Nabi Saleh intended to mark International Peace day by holding a cultural festival in their tiny hilltop village. The Israeli army, however, had different plans. The village of Nabi Saleh woke up in the morning to find all exits and entrances to their village blocked by large forces preventing anyone from going in or out, in a way that cut off…Read More...
“Colonialism is not a thinking machine, nor a body endowed with reasoning faculties. It is violence in its natural state, and it will only yield when confronted with greater violence.” -Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth The final Friday of Ramadan saw a round of demonstrations against the occupation and the Separation wall throughout the West Bank. I traveled to Ni’ilin as well as Nabi Salih, to document and support friends at the sites of struggle. The end of summer is a strange time for the popular struggle. Many international supporters who travel to Israel/Palestine for a summer of occupation tourism…Read More...
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