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…

Friday demonstration in Nabi Saleh: “On our land we remain”

Report by Bassem Tamimi – Tamimi Press | Translated by Noa Shaindlinger Scores suffocated from tear gas today during the weekly demonstration in Nabi Saleh. The march began at Martyrs’ Square and proceeded towards the main entrance to the village, whose iron gates were closed. Palestinian and foreign protesters were led by children carrying signs…

Nabi Saleh 30/01/2015

Protesting the systematic detention of children and minors by the IDF, residents of Nabi Saleh and solidarity activists marched today, demonstrating against the recent prison sentence given to 14 years old Malak al-Khatib. Malak was accused of stone throwing, and was pressured into signing a plea deal which handed her a two-months prison term and…

The funeral of Sami al-Ziyadneh

Thousands came to pay their respect to Sami al-Ziyadneh, 43, from Rahat, who was killed by the Israeli police on Sunday night during the funeral of Sami al-Ja’ar, shot and killed by police the day before. Al-Ziyadneh died after Israeli police attacked the funeral procession with barrages of tear gas, stun grenades and rounds of…

Nabi Saleh 16/01/2015

Under torrential rain and braving the strong wind, villagers from Nabi Saleh marched this week, protesting the recent attacks on Islam and Muhammad. Demonstrators held signs in the praise of prophet Muhammad, and marched on the road towards the IDF soldiers who attempted to disperse them. Although the IDF deployed tear gas canisters, no major…

Nabi Saleh 02/01/2015

Marking the 50th anniversary to the founding of the Fateh movement, residents of Nabi Saleh march defiantly towards their confiscated lands and water spring, briefly taking over military-owned bulldozers parked near the checkpoint. The IDF attempted to disperse demonstrators using tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and live ammunition (‘tutu’ bullets). No major injuries reported. If…

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 05/12/2014

As today’s weekly demonstration was about the end and the youth were about to disperse, an IDF officer and a sniper started walking towards them. This ignited some stone throwing and one of the boys was shot with live ammunition (“tutu”) in his leg. Only then IDF forces left the scene. The office and sniper…

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…