Articles tagged with: Bilal Diab

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12 May 2012
Weekly Demonstration in Beit Ommar Joined By Khader Adnan; Member of Popular Committee Arrested

Today, May 12, 2012, Palestinian, Israeli and international activists joined together for the weekly demonstration in Beit Ommar. Today’s demonstration was in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike and to commemorate the 64th anniversary of the Nakba. Khader Adnan, who was released from administrative detention on April 17th, 2012 and was on hunger strike for 66 days, also took part in the demonstration.

The demonstration began with a march from the center of Beit Ommar to Karmei Tsur settlement, which was built on stolen Palestinian land. As soon as the demonstrators arrived near the settlement, about 30 heavily armed Israeli soldiers came to meet them. Continue reading

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8 May 2012
Mass Demonstrations in Beit Ommar for Imprisoned Hunger Strikers Met with Israeli Military Violence

On May 8th, 2012, multiple demonstrations were held in Hebron, Beit Ommar and surrounding villages in solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike.

In Hebron, students from the Hebron district came together and marched in the center of town. Close to one thousand people were present with posters and flags, and youth from all the surrounding areas were present in the march.

In Beit Ommar, Israeli soldiers entered the town in the afternoon and occupied several people’s homes, firing teargas and rubber-coated bullets at the children in the street. In the evening, villagers marched in the town supporting Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahla. Continue reading

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2 May 2012
Demonstration in Hebron in Support of Palestinian Hunger Strikers

On Monday, April 30th and Tuesday, May 1st, 2012, around 200 people held a demonstration in support of the Palestinian hunger strikers.

The demonstrators gathered in and around a tent in central Hebron. Many mothers and fathers brought pictures of their sons, and signs on the walls read “stop the war crimes, free the prisoners” and “hunger strikers are heroes”.

Speeches were made in support of the prisoners and their heroic actions, calling for their release, and for Israel to abolish the inhumane practice of administrative detention.

Since the 17th of April, around 2000 prisoners have joined the Karamah hunger strikes, in protest at their inhumane and illegal detention … Continue reading