By: Alison Avigayil Ramer
The small village of Nabi Saleh marked this weekend a full year of unarmed demonstrations against the occupation. Protest erupted in the village after the nearby settlement of Halamish took control over a pond which was used by the villages’ farmers. The demonstrations were met with fierce IDF response, which left many injured. Still, each Friday dozens of the village’s residents, accompanied by Israeli and International activists, continue to confront IDF soldiers.
On Saturday, the people of Nabi Saleh marked the protests’ first anniversary by planting olive trees in the valley leading to the lost pond. They promised to carry on with the demonstrations until the village’s lands are returned.