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PHOTOS: Answering tear gas with flowers

Photos and text by Oren Ziv / Activestills.org

Every Friday residents of the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, along with Palestinian, Israeli and international activists, attempt to march to the village’s spring. The small spring was taken over by Israeli settlers from the nearby settlement of Halamish years ago, and the Israeli army now prevents Palestinians from reaching it.

Before the protest this past Friday, children from Nabi Saleh placed flowers they picked from the surrounding hills into spent tear gas canisters fired at protesters in weeks past. The children of Nabi Saleh take part in the protests against the occupation on a weekly basis.

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The installation was set up near the village’s main junction, near the home of Neriman and Bilal Tamimi, central activists in the village’s struggle. A week earlier, the Israeli army shot Manal Tamimi in the leg with a live bullet.

Palestinian children in Nabi Saleh place flowers in spent tear gas canisters fired by Israeli soldiers at past protests against the occupation, April 10, 2015.

Palestinian children in Nabi Saleh place flowers in spent tear gas canisters fired by Israeli soldiers at past protests against the occupation, April 10, 2015.

Palestinian children in Nabi Saleh placed flowers in spent tear gas canisters fired by Israeli soldiers at past protests against the occupation, April 10, 2015.

Palestinian children in Nabi Saleh placed flowers in spent tear gas canisters fired by Israeli soldiers at past protests against the occupation, April 10, 2015.

Palestinian youth are seen during the weekly protest against the occupation in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, April 10, 2015.

Palestinian youth are seen during the weekly protest against the occupation in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, April 10, 2015.

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    1. bilal Tamimi

      The name is MANAL TAMIMI not Nariman

      Thanks

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      • Baladi Akka 1948

        Yep, we all know Nariman is married to Bassem al-Tamimi, and Manal to Bilal al-Tamimi 🙂
        More power to you, the good and proud people of Nabi Saleh. May God grant you victory in your fight for your land.

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    2. Pedro X

      Rocks, paper, flowers, knives, bombs, bullets

      This article is another attempt by 972mag.com to paper over Palestinian terrorism. Ask yourself did the Palestinians send flowers to Adele Biton or a fist sized rock through the car window critically injuring and taking her life. Adele and her family were on the way to celebrate a Seder meal with family. Instead of sending flowers, Palestinians took the life of a three year old child. As a result Adele never got to recite the four questions at this or any subsequent Seder meal.

      On April 14, 2014 Baruch Mizrahi was in his car with his family on the way to a family Seder meal when his life was ended by a bullet through the windshield of his car shot by a Palestinian. The Palestinians sent no flowers to his funeral.

      Baby Palmer and his father received a bouquet of rocks, not flowers, which ended their lives while traveling home. Palestinians did not send flowers to their funerals.

      Shelly Dadon will no longer receive flowers after being stabbed and strangled to death by an Arab man who acted on behalf of Palestine.

      At 7.00 am on November 17, 2014 2 Palestinians armed with knives, meat cleavers, hatchets and guns, and began opening fire and wildly slashing at 25 individuals inside a synagogue in Jerusalem. They did not bring flowers. They slashed, hacked and shot to death four worshipers and one policeman.

      On November 10, 2014 two Israelis were stabbed to death. The only flowers Dalia Lamkus or Almog Shiloni would receive were from Israelis at their funerals. 5 days before a Palestinian killed an Israeli, leaving his pregnant wife a widow and a son fatherless. The Palestinian drove his car onto a train platform killing The man and injuring 14 others. On October 22, 2014 in a similar terrorist attack, a Palestinian crushed to death a three month old infant in her baby tram, killed another individual and injured eight more Israelis waiting on the train platform. The Palestinians did not send flowers to the victims’ families but sent congratulations to the killer’s family while Palestinian media put out the song “KILL THE 2 MONTH BABY”.

      On April 17, 2006 eleven Israelis were killed and over 60 wounded in a suicide bombing during the Passover holiday at the Rosh Ha’ir shawarma restaurant, in Tel Aviv. On October 4, 2003 twenty-one people were killed, including four children, and 58 wounded in a suicide bombing carried out by a female terrorist from Jenin in the Maxim restaurant in Haifa. On March 2, 2002 ten people were killed and over 50 were injured, 4 critically, in a suicide bombing at 19:15 on a Saturday evening near a yeshiva in the ultra-Orthodox Beit Yisrael neighborhood in the center of Jerusalem where people had gathered for a bar-mitzva celebration. The terrorist detonated the bomb next to a group of women waiting with their baby carriages for their husbands to leave the nearby synagogue. On March 22, 2002 a Palestinian suicide bomber attacked 250 Israelis celebrating a Passover Seder meal. 30 were killed and 140 injured.

      United Hatzallah in 2013 released statistics that showed that in the first six months of 2013 the Palestinians perpetrated 5611 attacks against Israelis which included the throwing of over 600 Molotov cocktail and 5000 rock attacks. Not one flower was sent.

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