Articles in the ramallah district Category

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10 Mar 2014
An 18 year old boy was shot in the head by Israeli soldiers, nearby the settlement of Ofra

An 18 year old boy was shot in the head by Israeli soldiers, nearby the settlement of Ofra – East of Ramallah. Palestinian ambulances transferred the body of the young martyr Saji Sayel Darwish to a Palestinian hospital in Ramallah. According to local sources he studied at the faculty of informatics at Bir Zeit University. The official news agency ‘Wafa’ declared that accordingly security sources the Israeli soldiers opened fire at a group of youngsters at the territory of the village of Peten nearby the monastery Debwan, which lead to the martyrdom of this young man. 

 

ramallah district, Soldier Violence »

2 Dec 2013
Thousands Mourn Child Shot Dead by Israeli Sniper in al-Jalazun

From Ma’an News Agency:

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Thousands of mourners turned out on Sunday for the burial of Wajih Wajdi al-Ramahi, a 14-year-old Palestinian boy who was shot dead by Israeli forces near al-Jalazun refugee camp while he was walking home from school on Saturday.

Al-Ramahi was shot with live bullets in the back by an Israeli sniper from a watchtower in the nearby settlement of Bet El.

Following an autopsy on his body at the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the Al-Quds University in nearby Abu Dis, his corpse arrived in al-Jalazun refugee camp, where al-Ramahi lived before his life was cut short.

At the refugee camp, his body was met by thousands of mourners. The young boy’s body was carried on … Continue reading

Apartheid Wall, Direct Action, ramallah district »

16 Nov 2013
Palestinians Damage Separation Barrier in Two Locations

From Activestills:

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.

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Politics, ramallah district »

5 Oct 2013
Report on the Eighth International Conference of Bil'in Popular Resistance

(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

Betlehem District, ramallah district »

16 Jan 2013

On January 15, Samir Awad, 16 years old, finished his final exams and went on what was a regular walk out of his school and a few yards behind it, where Israeli built its Annexation Barrier in 2004. Youth from Budrus often attack the barrier, a symbol of the continued illegal occupation of their lands. Samir was ambushed by Israeli soldiers on two sides. He was shot four times, twice in the legs, once in the chest and once in the head. It was, as our long-time friend and head of the popular committee of Budrus, Ayed “Abu Ahmed” Morar said, an assassination.
PSP and the popular committee of Beit Ommar has a close relationship with the … Continue reading

Features, Politics, ramallah district »

26 Sep 2012
Press Release: Popular Committees Organized a Protest in Front of Prime Minister’s Office

The Popular Resistance High Follow Up Commission in Palestine has called on the government to stop the negligence policy towards the popular resistance which have affected adversely the functioning, continuity and dissemination of the peaceful popular resistance in various locations in Palestine.

This call came during a protest organized this afternoon in front of the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Salam Fayad with the participation of dozens of coordinators and members of the Popular Committees against the apartheid wall and settlement throughout the West Bank.

The protesters expressed their resentment of the government’s policy towards the Popular Resistance, which led to decline, due to the conversion of some committees in the sites to non government organizations based on unclear resources of aid associated … Continue reading

Beit Ommar, Hebron District, ramallah district »

23 Aug 2012

Once again the Palestinians celebrated this year’s Eid Al-Fitr with an unwelcome guest.

Ramadan was not only a challenge to the Palestinians this year because of the thirty days of fasting, but because of the economic choke hold placed on them by the Israeli occupation. The holy month in the Muslim calendar has also suffered on a religious level, as many Palestinians were denied entry to mosques to pray.

Eid, the Arabic word meaning ‘festivity’ marks the end of Ramadan and is celebrated with family. Gifts, often money, are traditionally given and new clothes always worn. This month however, the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah has not been about to pay salaries on time to its nearly 180,000 civil servants. … Continue reading

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12 May 2012
PSP Activists Join Demonstration in Ofer

On Friday, May 11, 2012, Palestinian, Israeli and international activists gathered outside Ofer prison in Ramallah to protest in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. Over two hundred activists came and joined the demonstration. Israeli soldiers shot countless canisters of teargas at the demonstrators, as well as skunk water and rubber-coated and plastic-coated bullets. The activists set over a dozen tires on fire, creating a thick wall of smoke that made it difficult for the soldiers to see the demonstrators, so the soldiers shot into the crowd at random. Over 20 people were taken into the ambulances, and at least one was taken to the hospital.

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23 Mar 2012
Palestinians Erect Memorial in Honor of School Bus Crash Victims

On Thursday, March 22, 2012, PSP activists joined the families and supporters of the children who were killed in a school bus accident last month, on February 16, 2012, outside of Ramallah. Leila Ghannam, the governor of Ramallah, was also in attendance to show her support. Six children, between the ages of four and six, were killed in the crash, along with a schoolteacher, after a truck collided with the school bus in poor weather conditions. At the time of the accident, the bus caught fire and Palestinians who had been driving by stopped to try to put out the fire with small fire extinguishers. According to witnesses, Israeli soldiers … Continue reading

Features, ramallah district »

24 Feb 2012
Palestinian Protester Murdered By Israeli Forces Near Ramallah

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Medics say a Palestinian protester died Friday during surgery after being shot during clashes with the Israeli army near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

Talat Ramia, 25, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and five others were injured, medics at the Palestine Medical Complex said. Ramia died during surgery, they said.

Israeli forces were firing tear gas and both live and rubber bullets at protesters gathering near the Qalandia checkpoint after hearing rumors of a raid on a holy site in Jerusalem.

An Israeli army spokesman said the incident was under investigation.