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 accused of trying to smuggle a cell phone to Daqqa, who, like all Palestinian political prisoners, are forbidden from using telephones. In retaliation, the Israeli prison Services transferred Daqqa from Ketziot prison to solitary confinement in Ramon prison. Protesters demanded his release from solitary confinement and his release from prison after more than three decades. Although a few Israeli fascists attempted to threaten demonstrators and disrupt the event, the protest concluded without incident.

“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…

Several hundreds, Palestinians and Israeli Jews, marched today in Jaffa, protesting the surge of violence targeting women. The latest victim, Huda Khil, a mother of four, was murdered by her brother in front of relatives earlier this week in Jaffa. Palestinian women are doubly vulnerable to domestic violence as the police remains indifferent to threats made against them and to the proliferation of guns in impoverished and marginalized Palestinian communities. 
Protesters, including MK Haneen Zoabi and Ahmad Tibi, marched along al-Hilweh / Yefet street, the main thoroughfare in the Ajami quarter, demanding freedom, equality and protection from violence.

Protesting violence against women

Several hundreds, Palestinians and Israeli Jews, marched today in Jaffa, protesting the surge of violence targeting women. The latest victim, Huda Khil, a mother of four, was murdered by her brother in front of relatives earlier this week in Jaffa. Palestinian women are doubly vulnerable to domestic violence as the police remains indifferent to threats…

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…

About 100 people participated in a demonstration at the historic clock tower square in Jaffa, callng for the release of Darin Tatur. Tatur, a Palestinian woman from the Galilee, was arrested last October for a poem she wrote, "rise, my people, rise." After months in jail, the court agreed to release her to house arrest until the end of legal proceedings. As her trial for "incitement" is still ongoing, Tatur remains under house arrest. Tatur's arrest and trial are part of a broader trend of increased state surveillance of Palestinians and countless indictments for "incitement" over social media. 
The Jaffa demonstration was organized by local activists, and Tatur's father and uncle were also in attendance. Israeli Jewish passers by hurled racist insults at protesters.

Free Darin Tatur, Jaffa, 25.6.2016

Darin Tatur’s father also participated in the demonstration calling for the release of his daughter About 100 people participated in a demonstration at the historic clock tower square in Jaffa, callng for the release of Darin Tatur. Tatur, a Palestinian woman from the Galilee, was arrested last October for a poem she wrote, “rise, my…

Jaffa based activists staged a protest against the escalating violence towards Palestinians that claimed the life of Ali Dawabsheh, a year and a half, from the village of Douma and severely injured his parents and brother. On the dawn of Friday, the family house was set slight in suspected settlers  led arson. In the demonstrations that followed, 17 years old Leith Khalidi from Jalazon refugee camp wad shot to death by the IDF. Protesters strung a "laundry line"  across the famed clock tower square with baby clothes and photos of baby Ali and accused the racist Israeli government for ongoing incitement against Palestinians.
One Palestinian activist was arrested by police.

Protest against the escalating violence towards Palestinians

Jaffa based activists staged a protest against the escalating violence towards Palestinians that claimed the life of Ali Dawabsheh, a year and a half, from the village of Douma and severely injured his parents and brother. On the dawn of Friday, the family house was set slight in suspected settlers led arson. In the demonstrations…

Dozens of Jaffa based activists staged a vigil in solidarity with the Palestinians in al-Yarmouk refugee camp in the outskirts of Damascus, Syria. The camp has been under nonstop siege by the Assad regime for over two years, and countless people have been suffering hunger and constant shelling by the Syrian army. A few days ago, ISIS took over the camp, and is currently terrorizing its already vulnerable population, reportedly executing several people. Palestinians in 48 and 67 territories in Palestine, as well as in the diaspora, have taken to the street to protest against the ongoing global complicity and silencing of these atrocities. Activists in Jaffa held their vigil in the local "garden of the Gazans" at the heart of Ajami, demonstrating solidarity with the besieged and terrorized refugees in al-Yarmouk camp.

Vigil in solidarity with al-Yarmouk Refugee Camp, Syria

Dozens of Jaffa based activists staged a vigil in solidarity with the Palestinians in al-Yarmouk refugee camp in the outskirts of Damascus, Syria. The camp has been under nonstop siege by the Assad regime for over two years, and countless people have been suffering hunger and constant shelling by the Syrian army. A few days…