Articles tagged with: budrus
Betlehem District »
Fantastic collection of pictures and events of the last week. Each link is for a series of pictures collected on a facebook page. PSP is not responsible for the content of that page.
Thanks to Richard Dufek
Israeli soldiers demolish Bab Al-Karamah village, Jan. 21, 2013: http://on.fb.me/YiLWmT
Israeli soldiers demolish home, water well,Yatta, Jan. 21, 2013: http://on.fb.me/Tar2oj
Protest in support of prisoners, Hebron, Jan. 21, 2013: http://on.fb.me/11LNB5e
Protest in support of prisoners, Ramallah, Jan. 21, 2013: http://on.fb.me/UeKhuZ
Protest in support of prisoners, Gaza City, Jan. 21, 2013: http://on.fb.me/WRhwBu
Life in the Gaza Strip, Jan. 21-24, 2013: http://on.fb.me/WuxHp8
Betlehem District, ramallah district »
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
Apartheid Wall, settlement expansion »
During this week, Friday demonstrations were held in Nabi Saleh and Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem against settlement expansion, and Bil’in, Ni’lin, Al-Ma’asara, and Budrus against the Annexation Barrier and in commemoration of the 7 year anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie.
In Nabi Saleh, an international from the International Solidarity Movement was shot from close range in the arm with a rubber-coated steel bullet, breaking her wrist and causing her to be hospitalized. Additionally, three Palestinians, one holding Israeli and American citizenship (ISM co-founder Huwaida Arraf) along with 2 male residents of Nabi Saleh were arrested while trying to prevent the Israeli military from firing on people helping to evacuation of the injured international.
Arraf was released the next … Continue reading
This Friday another village added a demonstration to the regular mix across the West Bank: Nabi Saleh in the Ramallah district had a demonstration of over 300 people who managed to block the road near the Halamish settlement, which has stolen land from the village and continues to encroach on village agricultural land. More than 20 people were reportedly injured by rubber-coated steel bullets, including veteran popular resistance leader Ayed “Abu Ahmed” Morrar, from Budrus. The group was also assaulted by settlers from Halamish, who threw stones and fired live ammunition in the direction of the demonstrators, who despite the violence of the settlers and soldiers, managed to block the road for more than 2 hours.
In Al-Ma’asara a … Continue reading
Apartheid Wall, Ni'lin, settlement expansion »
A short re-cap of this Friday’s demonstrations:
in Ni’lin this week, dozens of local residents were accompanied by solidarity activists in their regular demonstration against the Annexation Barrier cutting through their agricultural land. While the demonstration passed much as usual, with demonstrators confronted with tear gas shot by the Israeli military beyond the concrete barrier, one young man was lightly wounded when shot in the leg with what is reportedly a ruger rifle, shooting .22 caliber bullets with a suppressor, making the shots much quieter and slightly slower. It is because of this element that the Israeli Military has consistently argued that the use of the ruger as a “crowd dispersal” weapon is appropriate as it is “non-lethal”, though … Continue reading