Today's march was met with excessive force by the Israeli army, as protesters were fired upon with tear gas canisters, rubber-coated and even live bullets. Six young men were injured, five from live bullets, and one from a tear gas canister. Although eventually transported to hospital for treatment, the army refused to let the ambulance through for about half an hour.

Nabi Saleh 28/04/2017

Around 100 people gathered in the Ramallah-district village of Nabi Saleh in the West Bank after Friday’s midday prayers. They were there to stage solidarity with the Palestinian political prisoners, hunger striking in Israel’s jails. On 17 April, observed as Prisoner’s Day, about 1500 political prisoners of different factions launched a hunger strike to protest…

In solidarity with the hunger striking Palestinian political prisoners, residents of the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh marched and confronted the Israeli army. The strike was launched on Prisoner's Day, 17 April, and included thousands of political prisoners of different factions. The prisoners demand immediate improvement to the conditions of their incarceration, such as access to education, phones, family visits etc. The Israeli state retaliated against the leadership of the prisoners, especially against Marwan Barghouti, by relocating them to different jails and placing them in solitary confinement.
The Nabi Saleh marchers waved the Fatah flags, chanted against administrative detention, and call for the release of political prisoners and against the ongoing occupation and land confiscations. The Israeli army attempted to disperse protesters with tear gas, rubber- and sponge-encased steel bullets. No major injuries or arrests reported.

Nabi Saleh 21/04/2017

In solidarity with the hunger striking Palestinian political prisoners, residents of the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh marched and confronted the Israeli army. The strike was launched on Prisoner’s Day, 17 April, and included thousands of political prisoners of different factions. The prisoners demand immediate improvement to the conditions of their incarceration, such as…

Scores of Palestinian and Israeli activists demonstrated in front of the Israeli Pathological Institute in Jaffa, demanding the release of the body of Basil al-Araj to his family. Al-Araj, a 31 year old renowned activist from the village of Wallajeh (near Bethlehem), had been a longtime organizer of direct actions against the Israeli occupation, such as the "Freedom Riders" of 2011. He had also been captured and tortured by the Palestinian Authority and had been pursued by the Israeli army since his release from the PA prison last fall. In the pre-dawn hours of 6 March, 2017, special Israeli forces raided a house in al-Bireh where al-Araj was hiding. Knowing he would not survive the raid, al-Araj resisted, and was shot and killed by the soldiers. Israel has been holding his body ever since, refusing to release to his family and let him be buried. The activists protesting in Jaffa demanded its immediate release without conditions so that his family and loved ones can mourn his tragic passing.
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Demanding the Release of Basil al-Araj’s body

Scores of Palestinian and Israeli activists demonstrated in front of the Israeli Pathological Institute in Jaffa, demanding the release of the body of Basil al-Araj to his family. Al-Araj, a 31 year old renowned activist from the village of Wallajeh (near Bethlehem), had been a longtime organizer of direct actions against the Israeli occupation, such…

Settlers Violence, Nabi Saleh, 3 March 2017

Settlers Violence, Nabi Saleh, 3 March 2017

Photographed & Edit by Bilal Tamimi Residents of Nabi Saleh marched on Friday to reclaim ‘Ayn al-Qaws, a spring which was confiscated by the settlers a few years ago. Since the expropriation, the military rarely allowed Palestinians to enter the spring and its environs, especially on Fridays. Villagers marched to the spring, accompanied by solidarity…

Hebron. Shuhadaa street in the old city used to be a lively market place, but was abruptly shut down by the Israeli military following the Goldstein Massacre of 1994. Barukh Goldstein, a settler and military doctor, fired at Muslim worshipers at the Ibrahimi mosque in the early hours of 25 February, 1994, killing 29 of them and wounding another 125. In the wake of subsequent violence, the Israeli military closed Shuhadaa street to Palestinians, shuttering stores and forcing residents off public spaces. Today, only Jewish settlers and their guests are allowed to move through the bulk of Shuhadaa street. Protesters chanted against the ongoing closure, against the ghettoization of Hebron and the continued settlement project that disrupt the daily lives of Palestinian civilians. The Israeli army dispersed protesters with barrages of tear gas. No serious injuries or arrests reported.

Dismantle the Ghetto, Hebron, 2017

Hundreds marched today for the annual “Open Shuhadaa Street” protest in the occupied city of Hebron. Shuhadaa street in the old city used to be a lively market place, but was abruptly shut down by the Israeli military following the Goldstein Massacre of 1994. Barukh Goldstein, a settler and military doctor, fired at Muslim worshipers…