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,…

Nabi Saleh 28/03/2014

Aptly called “Friday of the Land,” This week’s demonstration in Nabi Saleh commemorated Land Day, recalling 6 Palestinians killed by Israeli police in army while protesting land expropriation in the Galilee in 1976. Villagers accompanies by Israeli and international activists, including a Brazilian delegation, marched towards the al-Qaws spring, which was expropriated for the use…

“The Green House is Shaykh Ali’s house”

Days before the annual commemoration of Land Day, Jaffa-based activists left a graffiti on wall surrounding one of the city’s most notable buildings, known as the ‘green house.’ The graffiti reminds passers by that this used to be the home of Shaykh Ali before the Nakba (the catastrophe of 1948, when most Palestinians were forced…

Open Shuhada Street, Hebron

Hundreds in Hebron marked today the 20th anniversary to the Baruch Goldstein massacre in the Ibrahimi mosque. At dawn of 25 February, 1994, Baruch Goldstein, a settler and a physician, opened fire on hundreds of Muslim worshippers at the mosque, killing 29 of them. Subsequently, the IDF closed Shuhada street, previously a lively commercial centre…

Naksa Day demonstration, Bitunia

Protesters gathered in the Ramallah-district town of Bitunia, near the Ofer military prison, to mark the 46th anniversary of the 1967 Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza strip and the Golan heights. Even before protesters arrived, the IOF sprayed the area with foul-smelling skunk water and took positions inside a residential area. As…

Nakba Day demonstration, East Jerusalem

15 May marked the 65th anniversary to the creation of the Zionist state, which was founded through the etnhic cleansing of Palestine and the expulsion of about 750,000 of its inhabitants, known in Arabic as al-Nakba (the catastrophe). Commemorated each year by Palestinian communities around the world, as well as IDPs in side Palestie, refugees…

Nakba Day demonstration, Ofer military prison

15 May marked the 65th anniversary to the creation of the Zionist state, which was founded through the etnhic cleansing of Palestine and the expulsion of about 750,000 of its inhabitants, known in Arabic as al-Nakba (the catastrophe). Commemorated each year by Palestinian communities around the world, as well as IDPs in side Palestie, refugees…

Zionist ‘Jerusalem Day’ march, Palestinian counter-protest

About 50,000 Zionist settlers and sympathizers marched today in occupied Jerusalem marking the anniversary of the occupation of he eastern parts. Zionist youth waving the Israeli flags and other banners supporting the occupation marched trough the Muslim quarter in the old city, chanting in front of Damascus Gate, taunting local Palestinian residents. Several hundred Palestinians,…