In spite of the heat and the Ramadan fasting, residents of Nabi Saleh, accompanied by solidarity activists, marched in support of the hunger striking political prisoners, languishing in the occupier's prisons. The Israeli soldiers attempted to disperse the march: They drove their jeeps into the village, firing tear gas canisters at residents and photojournalists.  No major injuries reported.

Nabi Saleh 26/06/2015

In spite of the heat and the Ramadan fasting, residents of Nabi Saleh, accompanied by solidarity activists, marched in support of the hunger striking political prisoners, languishing in the occupier’s prisons. The Israeli soldiers attempted to disperse the march: They drove their jeeps into the village, firing tear gas canisters at residents and photojournalists. No…

On the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, residents of Nabi Saleh staged a demonstration in solidarity with the hunger striking political prisoner, Khader Adnan. Adnan, who already went through a long hunger strike back in 2012 before he was released, launched another hunger strike several weeks ago in protest of the repeated renewal of his administrative detention. Since then, his medical condition has reportedly deteriorated, and he was taken to an Israeli hospital, where he is kept cuffed to his bed. Protesters held banners with Adnan's image and marched with the Palestinian flag. The Israeli soldiers attempted to disperse them by firing rounds of tear gas. No major injuries reported.

Nabi Saleh 19/06/2015

On the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, residents of Nabi Saleh staged a demonstration in solidarity with the hunger striking political prisoner, Khader Adnan. Adnan, who already went through a long hunger strike back in 2012 before he was released, launched another hunger strike several weeks ago in protest of the repeated…

Palestinian and Israeli activists protested at the entrance to Shu'fat refugee camp in occupied Jerusalem against the municipality's continuous neglect and failure to collect and dispose of the camp's garbage. The municipal authorities have systematically been allocating a fraction of the funds earmarked for maintenance in comparison with the city's Jewish western neighbourhoods. As the garbage piles up in the camp, it poses severe health hazard, especially in light of the exceptional rate of crowdedness in the camp.

Protest against municipal neglect, Shu’fat Refugee Camp

Palestinian and Israeli activists protested at the entrance to Shu’fat refugee camp in occupied Jerusalem against the municipality’s continuous neglect and failure to collect and dispose of the camp’s garbage. The municipal authorities have systematically been allocating a fraction of the funds earmarked for maintenance in comparison with the city’s Jewish western neighbourhoods. As the…

Israeli activists staged a vigil protesting the Israeli Defense Expo in Tel Aviv. In addition to protesting against the thriving Israeli weapons industry, activists demonstrated the arms sales to South Sudan, where war crimes are being committed against civilian populations. A delegation from South Sudan arrived to Israel ahead of the expo to discuss further arms sales. Also of note, the UK, France and other European countries declines to participate in the expo this year to avoid being perceived as providing Israel with weapons for mass destruction.

Protesting the Israeli weapons industry 02/06/2015

Israeli activists staged a vigil protesting the Israeli Defense Expo in Tel Aviv. In addition to protesting against the thriving Israeli weapons industry, activists demonstrated the arms sales to South Sudan, where war crimes are being committed against civilian populations. A delegation from South Sudan arrived to Israel ahead of the expo to discuss further…

Residents of Nabi Saleh staged a protest coinciding with the vote to expel Israel at the FIFA congress in Switzerland. The village's children, dressed in uniforms of their favourite football teams, holding red cards and placards, called upon FIFA to ban Israel until it complies with international law. The children also staged a mock football game and some even walked up to the soldiers, defiantly  holding red cards to their faces. The IDF attempted to disperse the protest using tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets. No major injuries reported. In the last minute, the Palestinian Authority delegates pulled their previous demand to ban Israel, and no vote was held on the matter.

Nabi Saleh 29/05/2015

Residents of Nabi Saleh staged a protest coinciding with the vote to expel Israel at the FIFA congress in Switzerland. The village’s children, dressed in uniforms of their favourite football teams, holding red cards and placards, called upon FIFA to ban Israel until it complies with international law. The children also staged a mock football…

Residents of Nabi Saleh marched alongside solidarity activists in defiance of the Israeli army. As every Friday, demonstrators protest the ongoing land confiscation and Israeli settlement project. This Friday, marchers reached close to the entrance of the village, where the soldiers were waiting for them, and attempted to disperse the march using tear gas and stun grenades. No major injuries reported.

Nabi Saleh 22/05/2015

Residents of Nabi Saleh marched alongside solidarity activists in defiance of the Israeli army. As every Friday, demonstrators protest the ongoing land confiscation and Israeli settlement project. This Friday, marchers reached close to the entrance of the village, where the soldiers were waiting for them, and attempted to disperse the march using tear gas and…

Palestinian children staged a vigil in front of the King David hotel in Jerusalem, where Sepp Blatter, president of FIFA is staying during his current visit to Palestine. Blatter arrived to discuss the Palestinian request to suspend Israel from international football tournaments as a protest for its lack of respect for Palestinian rights and international law. Blatter exited the hotel through a side door, and hurried into a car driven past the children. The vote on the question of Israel will be held by FIFA on 29 May.

“Show Israel the Red Card“, Vigil in Jerusalem 19/05/2015

Palestinian children staged a vigil in front of the King David hotel in Jerusalem, where Sepp Blatter, president of FIFA is staying during his current visit to Palestine. Blatter arrived to discuss the Palestinian request to suspend Israel from international football tournaments as a protest for its lack of respect for Palestinian rights and international…

The annual Zionist "Jerusalem Day" is a celebration of the occupation of the eastern neighbourhoods of the city during the June 1967 war. Many thousands of settlers flooded the city, carrying Israeli flags, set to march to the Wailing Wall through Damascus Gate and the Muslim Quarter. Although activists and NGOs have warned the state against potential settler violence based on the experiences of previous years, the court greenlit the march and entrusted the police with keeping the peace. However, as the Zionist marchers neared Damascus Gate, the heavily armed police brutally attacked Palestinians, making arrests and chasing residents away with horse mounted police and stun grenades. The Zionist marchers repeatedly chanted racial slurs and assaulted Palestinians as well as journalists, as police stood idly by. Several Palestinians were lightly injured, most of whom were treated at the scene, a few transferred to hospital by the Red Crescent.

Protest against “Jerusalem Day” – Al-Quds

The annual Zionist “Jerusalem Day” is a celebration of the occupation of the eastern neighbourhoods of the city during the June 1967 war. Many thousands of settlers flooded the city, carrying Israeli flags, set to march to the Wailing Wall through Damascus Gate and the Muslim Quarter. Although activists and NGOs have warned the state…

Commemorating 67 years to the mass expulsion of the Palestinians in 1948, activists staged a protest in the West Bank village of Ni'lin, close to the separation wall. Protesters called for the return of the refugees and an end to Israeli occupation and injustices. The IDF responded with barrages of tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets. No major injuries reported.

Nakba Day, Ni’lin 15/05/2015

Commemorating 67 years to the mass expulsion of the Palestinians in 1948, activists staged a protest in the West Bank village of Ni’lin, close to the separation wall. Protesters called for the return of the refugees and an end to Israeli occupation and injustices. The IDF responded with barrages of tear gas and rubber-coated steel…

Israeli activists gathered in a show of solidarity with conscientious objectors in front of Hakirya military base in Tel Aviv. In Israel military service is mandatory for Jewish citizens. Those who refuse to serve are often repeatedly sentenced to prison.

Solidarity with Conscientious Objectors, Tel Aviv, 14/5/2015

Israeli activists gathered in a show of solidarity with conscientious objectors in front of Hakirya military base in Tel Aviv. In Israel military service is mandatory for Jewish citizens. Those who refuse to serve are often repeatedly sentenced to prison. Protesters, several of whom are past refusers, attempted to convince passers-by, many of them uniformed…