Hundreds commemorated Land Day in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, in protest of ongoing land annexations, settlements and military occupation. Among the hundreds who attended the march were delegates from several local popular committees such as Ni'lin Bil'in, Kufr Qaddum and Hebron based Youth against Settlements. Many international and Israeli solidarity activists also joined the march. The Israeli army attempted to disperse the march with barrages of tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets. One protester was arrested and threatened with pepper spray, as soldiers chased more protesters in an attempt to detain them as well. No serious injuries reported.

Land Day march in Nabi Saleh 28/03/2015

Hundreds commemorated Land Day in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, in protest of ongoing land annexations, settlements and military occupation. Among the hundreds who attended the march were delegates from several local popular committees such as Ni’lin Bil’in, Kufr Qaddum and Hebron based Youth against Settlements. Many international and Israeli solidarity activists also…

Marking both Mother's Day and the anniversary of the battle of Karameh, residents of Nabi Saleh, together with the Freedom Bus (including members of the Freedom Theatre in Jenin) and solidarity activists, set out to plant olive trees. As marchers approached the main road, close to the expropriated water spring and adjoining lands, the Israeli army attempted to suppress the demonstration, firing tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets. No major injuries reported.

Nabi Saleh 20/03/2015

Marking both Mother’s Day and the anniversary of the battle of Karameh, residents of Nabi Saleh, together with the Freedom Bus (including members of the Freedom Theatre in Jenin) and solidarity activists, set out to plant olive trees. As marchers approached the main road, close to the expropriated water spring and adjoining lands, the Israeli…

As Israelis lined up today at the election polls, celebrating 'the only democracy in the Middle East,' disenfranchised Palestinians faced the Israeli army in the rebuilt 'Jerusalem Gate' protest encampment near Abu Dis. The protest encampment has been destroyed numerous times before and was erected to reclaim territory earmarked for a new Jewish only settlement. The IDF violently dispersed protesters with tear gas, stun grenades and rubber coated steel bullets, arresting seven of them (three Palestinians and four Israelis).

Election day protest in Abu Dis

As Israelis lined up today at the election polls, celebrating ‘the only democracy in the Middle East,’ disenfranchised Palestinians faced the Israeli army in the rebuilt ‘Jerusalem Gate’ protest encampment near Abu Dis. The protest encampment has been destroyed numerous times before and was erected to reclaim territory earmarked for a new Jewish only settlement.…

The Israeli army stepped up its violent suppression of the weekly demonstration in Nabi Saleh this week. As villagers and solidarity activists marched down the main road leading to the entrance to the village, soldiers targeted them with  tear gas canisters, live ammunition and finally, physical violence. One young man sustained an injury from a live ("tutu") bullet, and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Several others, including children, were beaten mercilessly. Three female demonstrators were arrested

Nabi Saleh 13/03/2015

The Israeli army stepped up its violent suppression of the weekly demonstration in Nabi Saleh this week. As villagers and solidarity activists marched down the main road leading to the entrance to the village, soldiers targeted them with tear gas canisters, live ammunition and finally, physical violence. One young man sustained an injury from a…

21 years ago, a settler by the name of Baruch Goldstein entered the Ibrahimi mosque at dawn and shot down 29 Muslim worshippers, injuring 125 more. In the chain of tragic events following the massacre, the Israeli army closed Shuhadaa street, formerly a lively commercial hub, to the movement of Palestinians, including those who actually reside there. The annual "Open Shuhadaa street" campaign renews the popular call to end this closure. Today, Palestinian and international solidarity activists marched in the old city of Hebron demanding the opening of the street. Israeli soldiers attempted to disperse marchers using stun grenades, rubber-coated bullets and even live (tutu) bullets that sent at least three protesters to the hospital for medical treatment.

Open Shuhadaa street, Hebron

21 years ago, a settler by the name of Baruch Goldstein entered the Ibrahimi mosque at dawn and shot down 29 Muslim worshippers, injuring 125 more. In the chain of tragic events following the massacre, the Israeli army closed Shuhadaa street, formerly a lively commercial hub, to the movement of Palestinians, including those who actually…

Residents of Nabi Saleh marched today in the pouring rain against the ongoing occupation and land annexation. Earlier this week, Israel revealed plans to expand the nearby settlement of Halamish, built in part on lands confiscated from villagers. Protesters marched towards the main entrance to the village, and were encountered by barraged of tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets fired by the Israeli soldiers in an attempt to disperse the march. No injuries were reported.

Nabi Saleh 13/02/2015

Residents of Nabi Saleh marched today in the pouring rain against the ongoing occupation and land annexation. Earlier this week, Israel revealed plans to expand the nearby settlement of Halamish, built in part on lands confiscated from villagers. Protesters marched towards the main entrance to the village, and were encountered by barraged of tear gas…

Scores suffocated from tear gas today during the weekly demonstration in Nabi Saleh. The march began at Martyrs' Square and proceeded towards the main entrance to the village, whose iron gates were closed. Palestinian and foreign protesters were led by children carrying signs with slogans against the occupation and demanding national rights. When protesters were 100 meters from the gate, clashes ensued, and the Israeli soldiers fired tear gas canisters and rubber bullets at protesters. Demonstrators then marched towards the expropriated water spring and lands, as women and girls led the march to shield the youth from the snipers. The popular resistance movement is calling to form a united leadership and program of struggle on the basis of popular resistance in order to resist policies of uprooting, displacement and settlements, and for the international community to implement resolutions against the occupation.

Friday demonstration in Nabi Saleh: “On our land we remain”

Report by Bassem Tamimi – Tamimi Press | Translated by Noa Shaindlinger Scores suffocated from tear gas today during the weekly demonstration in Nabi Saleh. The march began at Martyrs’ Square and proceeded towards the main entrance to the village, whose iron gates were closed. Palestinian and foreign protesters were led by children carrying signs…

Eight female activists, including single mothers living in public housing, occupied the main offices of Amidar in Tel Aviv today. Amidar, founded as a public housing corporation, is currently in the process of privatisation, as many of its assets are being sold in the market, living families eligible for public housing on the brink of homelessness. The activists came to Amidar offices to remind employees of the plight of Mazal Arami and her six children, about to lose their home, and many others in similar situation.

Finally, the women were told Arami would speak to an executive who guarantees a solution for her family, as long as the other activists leave the premises. The executive promised Arami he would be in touch with her the following day.

Direct Action for Public Housing

Eight female activists, including single mothers living in public housing, occupied the main offices of Amidar in Tel Aviv today. Amidar, founded as a public housing corporation, is currently in the process of privatisation, as many of its assets are being sold in the market, living families eligible for public housing on the brink of…

Protesting the systematic detention of children and minors by the IDF, residents of Nabi Saleh and solidarity activists marched today, demonstrating against the recent prison sentence given to 14 years old Malak al-Khatib. Malak was accused of stone throwing, and was pressured into signing a plea deal which handed her a two-months prison term and 6000NIS fine. She is currently held in Hasharon prison, with other female Palestinian political prisoners. The IDF attempted to disperse the marchers by using tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and live ammunition ("tutu"). One child was injured from a live bullet and was taken to Salfit for medical treatment.

Nabi Saleh 30/01/2015

Protesting the systematic detention of children and minors by the IDF, residents of Nabi Saleh and solidarity activists marched today, demonstrating against the recent prison sentence given to 14 years old Malak al-Khatib. Malak was accused of stone throwing, and was pressured into signing a plea deal which handed her a two-months prison term and…