Articles in the Features Category
Dear friends and supporters of Palestinian organizing,
It has been quite a year for the Center for Freedom and Justice and Palestine Solidarity Project. Perhaps you’re thinking to yourself: I haven’t heard as much from PSP this year, I wonder what’s been going on? The truth is, this year PSP, through its Center, made a determined shift in work and organizing. As op-ed after op-ed, conference after conference on the subject of Palestine have all suggested, Palestine is in need of a grassroots movement and leadership. So PSP decided to do something about it.
For the last year, PSP Palestinian activists have been meeting and organizing with average Palestinians, focusing on youth, women, and former prisoners to develop … Continue reading
Features, Hebron District, Soldier Violence, Yatta »
From Ma’an News Agency:
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces shot and killed three Palestinians late Tuesday near Hebron in the occupied West Bank, Israeli security officials said.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told Ma’an that the Palestinians were in a car near Hebron and fired on security officers, who responded by shooting and killing the occupants.
Rosenfeld said explosive devices were found in the vehicle. He said a security operation was ongoing in the Hebron area.
The Palestinians “were members of a Salafi Jihad terrorist cell that was planning an attack in the coming days. At the moment operations are continuing in that area,” Rosenfeld said.
Locals identified the killed Palestinians as Moussa … Continue reading
Apartheid Wall, Direct Action, Features, ramallah district »
PHOTOS: Palestinians destroy separation barrier in two West Bank villages
During the early hours of Friday morning, Palestinians in two Palestinian villages took part in a direct action to destroy parts of the separation barrier. In Bir Nabala, located on the other side of Route 443, Palestinians used hammers to break open a hole in the wall, while Palestinians in Rafat (near the Ofer Military Prison) cut through 20 meters of the security fence bordering their village.
Features, Hebron District, Soldier Violence »
From Christian Peacemaker Team:
BREAKING: Palestine, Al Khalil/Hebron October 22nd 2013
Today CPT talked with 15 year old Mohammed (not his real name) in the Alya Hospital Al Khalil/Hebron. Mohammed had been beaten by Israeli Military for not having an ID.
Palestinians are not issued ID’s until they reach 16. Mohamed had been beaten in the back of his head and body by the soldiers who had also used the butts of their guns. Mohammed subsequently fainted.
The Military then covered his body and left him where he had fallen. After a crowd had gathered and news had spread, Mohammed’s family arrived on the scene and were able to get him to the hospital.
Mohammed was severely shaken by the experience, was awaiting the results … Continue reading
Late at night on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, Israeli Forces arrested two brothers on the main street adjacent to the village of Beit Ommar in the Hebron district of the southern West Bank. The brothers, Bader, age 17, and Mohammed age 13, Ali Abu Maria are residents of the village. Israeli Forces in jeeps entered an area near the entrance of the village off of Route 60, the main Jerusalem-Hebron road and arrested the younger brother.
Soldiers then arrested Bader when he attempted to intervene to protest the detention of his younger brother. When the boys’ family and concerned village residents arrived try to stop the arrest, the Israeli Forces threw tear gas and sound bombs. The … Continue reading
Features, Politics, ramallah district »
(Quoting Ma’an News Agency)
Participants in the Eighth International Conference of Bil’in popular resistance that started yesterday and continued into Friday confirmed the importance of sustained popular resistance against the Israeli occupation.
The conference was attended by a number higher-level political Palestinian officials, including the Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Rami Al Hamd Allah, the previous Prime Minister Dr. Salam Fayyad, Mahmoud Al Aloull-a member of the Central Committee of Fatah, the Governor of Ramallah/Al-Bireh Laila Ghannam, and several members of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Legislative Council, who were joined by representatives of the national and Islamic forces. Also present at the conference was European Union representative in Palestine John Gatt Rutter, numerous European … Continue reading
Arrest, Features, House Demolitions, Jordan Valley »
From Ma’an News:
JORDAN VALLEY (Ma’an) — Israel’s army on Monday declared the Jordan Valley village of Makhoul a closed military area, a local council official said.
Aref Daraghmeh, the mayor of al-Malih and al-Madarib villages, said that Israeli forces set-up road blocks at the entrances to the area to prevent anyone from reaching it, official agency Wafa reported.
Israel’s army is expecting Palestinian and international activists to visit the area to show solidarity with residents of Makhoul, who were forcibly displaced after Israel demolished their village in the northern Jordan Valley on Sept. 16.
The demolition forcibly displaced 10 families, including 16 children, the UN’s Office for the Coordination of … Continue reading
Features, Hebron District, Settler Violence »
From Youth Against the Settlements in Hebron:
As Palestinians across Palestine took to the streets in a day for Al Quds (Jerusalem), the capital of Palestine, residents of Hebron stood firm against attacks by the Israeli rmy. A number of young Palestinians were injured as the army opened fire with live ammunition against unarmed protestors.
As in previous days, clashes between Palestinian youths and the army focussed in the middle of the city, as camp the refugee camp in the east of the city. A young child, Musab, was hit in the eye and was transferred for treatment in a hospital in Jerusalem.
The army used live ammunition, rubber coated … Continue reading
Arrest, Beit Ommar, Child Arrests, Features, Night Raid, Soldier Violence »
On Wednesday, August 7th, Beit Ommar was stormed at 2:00 am by around 70 IOF soldiers in three groups.
Beit Ommar residents reported tear gas, rubber bullets, and sound grenades were used in at least three location. In one instance, Beit Ommar residents were attacked with live ammunition.
The IOF arrested two minors: Mustafa Mohammad Awad, 16, and Ramzi Abdul-Hamid Al-‘Allamy, 15. Ramzi Al-’Allamy was also savagely beaten during the raid. For Ramzi Al-’Allamy, the arrest comes after only being free from prison for a few months.
There were five injuries from rubber bullets, two of them moderate, three mild. Thankfully, no one was hit by the live fire.
The invasion happened during late night festivities the day before Eid, while people were … Continue reading
Direct Action, Features, House Demolitions, Naqab, Other, Prawer Plan »
Thousands gathered on the afternoon of August 1 to protest what is widely considered to be a continuation of the Nakba. Palestinians, Israelis, and internationals gathered everywhere from the West Bank, to Gaza, to within the Israeli border, and beyond at international solidarity demonstrations.
Demonstrations marked three years since the first demolition in the Bedouin village of Al Araqib in the Naqab desert. Because of the “unrecognized” status of the village, demolitions have continued. The Prawer Plan proposes to remove Bedouin citizens of Israel from their homes and push them into planned communities, which policy makers claim will improve their lives. However, Bedouin communities are protesting in an effort to protect their indigenous ways of life. They do not wish … Continue reading