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…

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 police brutally dispersed marchers, killing six of them. since then, Land Day has been commemorated mainly within the 1948 borders, but after the first intifada, the day was more commonly marked by Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. 
Israeli soldiers fired barrages of tear gas at the demonstrators, who marched waving the Palestinian flag and olive branches, marking Palestinian rootedness and profound connection to the land. Protesters were able to reach the spring, while settlers retaliated by attacking Palestinian journalists and damaging their equipment, as soldiers hurled stun grenades and threatened to pepper spray Palestinians if they do not disperse. Then, as Palestinians retreated, the soldiers fired many rounds of tear gas canisters. I suffered from asphyxiation from the gas, gasping for air, as my lungs and eyes were burning for several minutes. Another Palestinian woman collapsed after inhaling the gas. In addition,, the soldiers fired the new, long-range, tear gas canisters and hit a Palestinian boy.  Finally, there is no reliable information as to the long-term health-related effects of exposure to tear gas, but several villagers are reporting visible deterioration of their health as a result of repeated inhalation of tear gas, during demonstrations and military raids, including occasions when the army fires tear gas into residential homes.

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…

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 125. Goldstein, who was killed by survivors, was buried in Kiryat Arba and revered by many settlers. Palestinians bore the brunt of his actions, when the Israeli army closed Shuhadaa street, formerly a bustling commercial area in the old city, to the movement of Palestinians, allowing only Jewish settlers and foreign tourists. the street not only remains closed, but in recent months, Israel has stepped up its repression of Palestinians in Hebron, shuttering many more stores, and registering resident Palestinians in a move that is designed to facilitate settler takeover of properties. Since October, 18 Palestinians have been shot and killed on Hebron streets by soldiers who alleged knife attacks. Many more have been rounded up and arrested.
Today, protested attempted to march towards Kiryat Arba, where Goldstein lives and is buried, but the Israeli army, expecting them, attacked marchers with tear gas and stun grenades. The soldiers targeted photojournalists, and one Palestinian reporter was arrested.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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,…