Articles Archive for 27 February 2012

Arrest, Features »

27 Feb 2012
Re-Arrested Female Prisoner on Hunger Strike for 11 Days

JENIN (Ma’an) — A 29-year-old woman, who was re-arrested by Israeli forces four months after her release from jail in a prisoner swap deal, has been on hunger strike for eleven days, relatives told Ma’an on Saturday.

Hana Shalabi, from the northern West Bank village Burqin, is being held without charge since her detention on Feb. 16.

Her father Yahya Shalabi said she is refusing food to protest her administrative detention, following in the footsteps of Khader Adnan who secured a deal on Tuesday that his detention order would not be renewed after 66 days on hunger strike.

Shalabi, whose brother was killed by Israeli forces in 2005, … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Features »

27 Feb 2012
Beit Ommar Demonstrators Continue to Demand an End to the Occupation

On Saturday, February 25th, 2012, Palestinian villagers from Beit Ommar, supported by international and Israeli solidarity activists, rallied against the Israeli occupation during the community’s weekly unarmed demonstration. As usual, the demonstrators headed towards the illegal Israeli settlement of Karmei Tzur, which is built on Beit Ommar village farmland. Demonstrators could not get anywhere close to the settlement fence; instead they were met with scores of soldiers preventing them from going any farther by pushing them back. The activists chanted and called upon the soldiers to act more humanely. Farmers in Beit Ommar want to access the land that the new fence separates them from; this is why these demonstrations take place. The increasing amount of land … Continue reading