Jaffa in Solidarity with Gaza 16/05/2018

Jaffa in Solidarity with Gaza 16/05/2018

About 20 protesters gathered on Wednesday evening in Jaffa’s historic Clock Tower Square to stand in solidarity with the people in besieged Gaza. They staged this vigil just two days after the Israeli military gunned down unarmed protesters in Gaza, who were participating in the Great Return March, commemorating 70 years to the Nakba, or…

Jaffa in Solidarity with Gaza 15/05/2018

Jaffa in Solidarity with Gaza 15/05/2018

About 50 protesters gathered on Tuesday evening in Jaffa’s historic Clock Tower Square to stand in solidarity with the people in besieged Gaza. They staged this vigil a day after the Israeli military gunned down unarmed protesters in Gaza, who were participating in the Great Return March, commemorating 70 years to the Nakba, or the…

Jaffa in Solidarity with Gaza

Jaffa in Solidarity with Gaza 14/05/2018

About 50 Palestinian and Israeli-Jewish allies staged a vigil on Friday evening in Jaffa’s historic clock tower square. Demonstrated protested the ongoing killing of Palestinian demonstrators in the Friday Great Return March that have been ongoing for a month. The Great Return March is a grassroots-organized weekly demonstration against the decade-long siege of the Gaza…

Nabi Saleh 28/04/2017

Around 100 people gathered in the Ramallah-district village of Nabi Saleh in the West Bank after Friday’s midday prayers. They were there to stage solidarity with the Palestinian political prisoners, hunger striking in Israel’s jails. On 17 April, observed as Prisoner’s Day, about 1500 political prisoners of different factions launched a hunger strike to protest…

Nabi Saleh 21/04/2017

In solidarity with the hunger striking Palestinian political prisoners, residents of the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh marched and confronted the Israeli army. The strike was launched on Prisoner’s Day, 17 April, and included thousands of political prisoners of different factions. The prisoners demand immediate improvement to the conditions of their incarceration, such as…

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…

“Free Walid Daqqa” – Jaffa, 2 February, 2017

Scores of Jaffa-based activists demonstrated in the city’s historical Clock Tower Square calling for the release of Walid Daqqa, a Palestinian political prisoner serving a life sentence in Israeli prison. Daqqa was convicted of participating in resistance operation that targeted an Israeli soldier, and has been jailed since 1986. Recently, Palestinian MK Bassel Ghattas was…

Jaffa based activists gathered at the city's historical clock tower square to protest the interception of the Women's Boat to Gaza. The Zaytouna-Oliva left Barcelona with female activists from all over the world intending to break the decade long blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip by Israel. The Israeli navy stopped the Zaytouna on Wednesday evening, detaining the women on board and rerouting them to the port of Ashdod. In the meantime, Israel launched air strikes against the Gaza Strip. Among the protesters in Jaffa was Yehudit Ilani, who sailed on the Zaytouna in the first leg of the journey, from Barcelona to Italy. The protesters called for the immediate release of the women on board the Zaytouna and to lift the ongoing Israeli siege of Gaza.

Protest against interception of the Women’s Flotilla

Jaffa based activists gathered at the city’s historical clock tower square to protest the interception of the Women’s Boat to Gaza. The Zaytouna-Oliva left Barcelona with female activists from all over the world intending to break the decade long blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip by Israel. The Israeli navy stopped the Zaytouna on Wednesday…