Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, Bitunia

Commemorating Palestinian prisoner’s day, protesters gathered in the outskirts of Bitunia, adjacent to the Ofer military compound and prison, where hundreds of Palestinian detainees are currently jailed. The IDF attempted to disperse protesters using tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets. No major injuries reported. As of February 2015, there were 5609 Palestinians in Israeli jails,…

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…

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…

Nabi Saleh 28/11/2014

This Friday, there was no demonstration in Nabi Saleh. Nevertheless, when a few teenagers confronted IDF soldiers near the entrance to the village, a sniper targeted a 14-year-old boy, who sustained a gun shot injury from a live bullet (“tutu”) to his leg. The boy was then transferred to hospital by an ambulance. Recently there…

Ofer Military Prison, Bitunia 16/05/2014

Palestinians from the Ramallah area congregated this Friday in front of Ofer Military prison, at the same spot where two protesters were killed by IDF’s live bullets the day before. The IDF, deployed on nearby roofs and a hilltop, attempted to disperse protesters by using barrages of tear gas canisters and rubber-coated steel bullets. A…

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,…

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…