Settlers Violence, Nabi Saleh, 3 March 2017

Settlers Violence, Nabi Saleh, 3 March 2017

Photographed & Edit by Bilal Tamimi Residents of Nabi Saleh marched on Friday to reclaim ‘Ayn al-Qaws, a spring which was confiscated by the settlers a few years ago. Since the expropriation, the military rarely allowed Palestinians to enter the spring and its environs, especially on Fridays. Villagers marched to the spring, accompanied by solidarity…

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…

After several of the village's young men were released from Israeli prison, residents of Nabi Saleh confronted the occupying army, defying the army's expropriation of their water spring. The soldiers fired barrages of tear gas on demonstrators, including the new and improved-range kind. No major injuries reported.

Nabi Saleh 29/04/2016

After several of the village’s young men were released from Israeli prison, residents of Nabi Saleh confronted the occupying army, defying the army’s expropriation of their water spring. The soldiers fired barrages of tear gas on demonstrators, including the new and improved-range kind. No major injuries reported. If you like my work, please also ‘like’…

Israeli military court at Ofer, near Bitunia, released eight political prisoners, all young men from Nabi Saleh. The prisoners, arrested over the past several months during night raids, were accused of stone throwing and other offences, and the prosecution initially requested significant jail sentences of several years. However, failing to provide significant evidence, the prosecutors reached a plea bargain with all eight, with time served. The prisoners were released late in the evening as a large crowd of their kin were waiting for them outside the fences of Ofer military camp. Two more young men from Nabi Saleh, 'Ez al-Din and Maher, remain in prison.

The release of Nabi Saleh’s political prisoners 13/04/2016

Israeli military court at Ofer, near Bitunia, released eight political prisoners, all young men from Nabi Saleh. The prisoners, arrested over the past several months during night raids, were accused of stone throwing and other offences, and the prosecution initially requested significant jail sentences of several years. However, failing to provide significant evidence, the prosecutors…

Residents of the Ramallah-district village of Nabi Saleh marched on Friday to protest the occupation and the ongoing violent repression of Palestinians by the Israeli army. This time, protesters were accompanied by a large contingent of foreign solidarity activists, who came to participate in the demonstration and witness the brutality. The Israeli soldiers fired many rounds of tear gas canisters, including the new long-range variety that is undetectable while in motion, and that may cause serious injuries or worse. The soldiers also used stun grenades to disperse protesters. No major injuries reported.

Nabi Saleh 25/03/2016

Residents of the Ramallah-district village of Nabi Saleh marched on Friday to protest the occupation and the ongoing violent repression of Palestinians by the Israeli army. This time, protesters were accompanied by a large contingent of foreign solidarity activists, who came to participate in the demonstration and witness the brutality. The Israeli soldiers fired many…

Commemorating the 13th anniversary of Rachel Corrie's death, villagers in Nabi Saleh confronted the Israeli army, in protest of the ongoing occupation, land seizures and mass incarceration of Palestinians. Corrie was killed by the Israeli army while attempting to prevent house demolition in the Gaza strip. Today, the practice of punitive house demolition by the Israelis continues and has escalated in the past few months.  During the demonstration, the Israeli military fired several rounds of tear gas canisters and rubber coated steel bullets. No major injuries reported.

Nabi Saleh 18/03/2016

Commemorating the 13th anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s death, villagers in Nabi Saleh confronted the Israeli army, in protest of the ongoing occupation, land seizures and mass incarceration of Palestinians. Corrie was killed by the Israeli army while attempting to prevent house demolition in the Gaza strip. Today, the practice of punitive house demolition by the…

After six months of popular uprising and brutal violent Israeli repression, Palestinians in the village of Nabi Saleh confronted the Israeli army to protest the ongoing occupation, land expropriations and extrajudicial killings. Protesters reported the army is now using a new, and lethal, kind of tear gas canisters, that are heavier than the previous ones, almost undetectable with a much bigger range. It is only a matter of time before these new canisters cause fatalities, they argued.

Nabi Saleh 04/03/2016

After six months of popular uprising and brutal violent Israeli repression, Palestinians in the village of Nabi Saleh confronted the Israeli army to protest the ongoing occupation, land expropriations and extrajudicial killings. Protesters reported the army is now using a new, and lethal, kind of tear gas canisters, that are heavier than the previous ones,…

Palestinians marked the 22nd anniversary of the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre with a protest calling to end collective punishment and open Shuhadaa street. In the early morning hours of 25 February 1994, Barukh Goldstein, a settler from Kiryat Arba entered the Ibrahimi Mosque and fired his automatic weapon at Muslim worshipers, killing 29 of them, inuring 125. Goldstein, who was killed by survivors, was buried in Kiryat Arba and revered by many settlers. Palestinians bore the brunt of his actions, when the Israeli army closed Shuhadaa street, formerly a bustling commercial area in the old city, to the movement of Palestinians, allowing only Jewish settlers and foreign tourists. the street not only remains closed, but in recent months, Israel has stepped up its repression of Palestinians in Hebron, shuttering many more stores, and registering resident Palestinians in a move that is designed to facilitate settler takeover of properties. Since October, 18 Palestinians have been shot and killed on Hebron streets by soldiers who alleged knife attacks. Many more have been rounded up and arrested.
Today, protested attempted to march towards Kiryat Arba, where Goldstein lives and is buried, but the Israeli army, expecting them, attacked marchers with tear gas and stun grenades. The soldiers targeted photojournalists, and one Palestinian reporter was arrested.

Open Shuhadaa street, Hebron 26/02/2016

Palestinians marked the 22nd anniversary of the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre with a protest calling to end collective punishment and open Shuhadaa street. In the early morning hours of 25 February 1994, Barukh Goldstein, a settler from Kiryat Arba entered the Ibrahimi Mosque and fired his automatic weapon at Muslim worshipers, killing 29 of them, inuring…