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…

Nabi Saleh 01/04/2016

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Land Day, residents of Nabi Saleh, and many solidarity activists from Palestine and the world marched towards ‘ayn al-Qaws, the spring and adjacent lands expropriated by the Israeli settlers. Land Day was first marked on 30 March 1976 with a massive demonstration in the Galilee, northern Palestine, when the Israeli…

Open Shuhadaa street, Hebron 26/02/2016

Palestinians marked the 22nd anniversary of the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre with a protest calling to end collective punishment and open Shuhadaa street. In the early morning hours of 25 February 1994, Barukh Goldstein, a settler from Kiryat Arba entered the Ibrahimi Mosque and fired his automatic weapon at Muslim worshipers, killing 29 of them, inuring…

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…

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…

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…

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…

66th Nakba Day Commemoration, Ofer Military Prison, Bitunia

Commemorating the 66th anniversary of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, and the expulsion of some 700,000 Palestinian Arabs, hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets to confront the occupation army. Near Ofer military prison, protesters also expressed their solidarity with the hunger striking political prisoners. The IDF assaulted the demonstration with barrages of tear gas,…