Election day protest in Abu Dis

As Israelis lined up today at the election polls, celebrating ‘the only democracy in the Middle East,’ disenfranchised Palestinians faced the Israeli army in the rebuilt ‘Jerusalem Gate’ protest encampment near Abu Dis. The protest encampment has been destroyed numerous times before and was erected to reclaim territory earmarked for a new Jewish only settlement.…

Nabi Saleh 13/03/2015

The Israeli army stepped up its violent suppression of the weekly demonstration in Nabi Saleh this week. As villagers and solidarity activists marched down the main road leading to the entrance to the village, soldiers targeted them with tear gas canisters, live ammunition and finally, physical violence. One young man sustained an injury from a…

2014: A year in photos

Jaffa-based activists welcome Samer al-‘Issawi, the former political prisoner and hunger striker, recently released from Israeli prison. ‘Issawi was received at the city’s historic clock tower square, where activists staged daily vigils calling for his release over an extended period of time. Update: during the summertime Israeli assault on Gaza, Samer Issawi was rearrested and…

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…

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,…