Thousands came to pay their respect to Sami al-Ziyadneh, 43, from Rahat, who was killed by the Israeli police on Sunday night during the funeral of Sami al-Ja'ar, shot and killed by police the day before. Al-Ziyadneh died after Israeli police attacked the funeral procession with barrages of tear gas, stun grenades and rounds of live ammunition. Scores were injured, including children and the mayor of the town.

The funeral of Sami al-Ziyadneh

Thousands came to pay their respect to Sami al-Ziyadneh, 43, from Rahat, who was killed by the Israeli police on Sunday night during the funeral of Sami al-Ja’ar, shot and killed by police the day before. Al-Ziyadneh died after Israeli police attacked the funeral procession with barrages of tear gas, stun grenades and rounds of…

Under torrential rain and braving the strong wind, villagers from Nabi Saleh marched this week, protesting the recent attacks on Islam and Muhammad. Demonstrators held signs in the praise of prophet Muhammad, and marched on the road towards the IDF soldiers who attempted to disperse them. Although the IDF deployed tear gas canisters, no major injuries were reported.

In addition, two snipers were positioned to target protesters. They fired live ammunition ('tutu') once before the marchers dispersed.

Nabi Saleh 16/01/2015

Under torrential rain and braving the strong wind, villagers from Nabi Saleh marched this week, protesting the recent attacks on Islam and Muhammad. Demonstrators held signs in the praise of prophet Muhammad, and marched on the road towards the IDF soldiers who attempted to disperse them. Although the IDF deployed tear gas canisters, no major…

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Marking the 50th anniversary to the founding of the Fateh movement, residents of Nabi Saleh march defiantly towards their confiscated lands and water spring, briefly taking over military-owned bulldozers parked near the checkpoint. The IDF attempted to disperse demonstrators using tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and live ammunition (‘tutu’ bullets). No major injuries reported.

Nabi Saleh 02/01/2015

Marking the 50th anniversary to the founding of the Fateh movement, residents of Nabi Saleh march defiantly towards their confiscated lands and water spring, briefly taking over military-owned bulldozers parked near the checkpoint. The IDF attempted to disperse demonstrators using tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and live ammunition (‘tutu’ bullets). No major injuries reported. If…

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2014: A year in photos

Jaffa-based activists welcome Samer al-‘Issawi, the former political prisoner and hunger striker, recently released from Israeli prison. ‘Issawi was received at the city’s historic clock tower square, where activists staged daily vigils calling for his release over an extended period of time. Update: during the summertime Israeli assault on Gaza, Samer Issawi was rearrested and…

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Nabi Saleh 26/12/2014

On Boxing Day (the day after Christmas), villagers and solidarity activists marched in Nabi Saleh in protest of the occupation and land theft. Some of the local youths wearing Santa Clause costumes, symbolizing a holiday marking ‘peace on earth’ were forced to flee the IDF’s tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets. No major injuries…

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The Bedouins struggle getting to the museum

At the annual photo-journalism exhibition Local Testimony, currently showing at the Eretz Israel Museum in Ramat Aviv, I exhibited a photograph that represents the last year’s struggle against the plan to confiscate lands of tens of tousnads of Bedouins in the south of Israel. Following a long struggle, culminating in the Day of Rage in…

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Nabi Saleh 19/12/2014

The weekly Friday demonstration in the village of Nabi Saleh launched this week from the centre of the village, as protesters, villagers and solidarity activists a like marched together towards the expropriated spring. The IDF attempted to disperse the march with tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets. Soldiers raided the village, chasing after Palestinian…