Articles tagged with: demonstrations

Beit Ommar, Betlehem District, Features, Gaza »

24 Jul 2014

Please note, because of the rapidly-developing situation in Palestine, our most up-to-date information is available via our twitter account: @PalestinePSP. Please follow us there for breaking news and updates. Below is a summary of the events thus far.

Maan News Agency reports that as of Thursday morning, July 24, 695 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip, over 80% of which, according to the UN, are civilians. The Israeli military bombarded the Khuzaa area in Khan Younis, killing at least 73, with more bodies being pulled from the rubble, according to medics. This, just days after a massacre in Shajaiya, in Gaza district, in which survivors described running for their lives, at times stepping over … Continue reading

Betlehem District »

1 Feb 2013
The Week in Pictures: January 21-27

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:
Israeli soldiers demolish home, water well,Yatta, Jan. 21, 2013:
Protest in support of prisoners, Hebron, Jan. 21, 2013:
Protest in support of prisoners, Ramallah, Jan. 21, 2013:
Protest in support of prisoners, Gaza City, Jan. 21, 2013:
Life in the Gaza Strip, Jan. 21-24, 2013:

Protest in support of prisoners, Ramallah, Jan. 22, 2013:
Protest in support of prisoners, … Continue reading

Arrest, Beit Ommar, Child Arrests, Features »

5 Apr 2012
19-Year-Old Beit Ommar Resident Released From Prison

On Wednesday, April 4th, 2012, Yousef Abu Hashem was released after six months in prison.

He was arrested in October 2011, in the middle of the night by brutal soldiers with dogs, most likely because of his active participation during demonstrations in Beit Ommar.

Yesterday he was back with his own family and friends.

The car he was riding in joined a cortege of cars with flags and fireworks waiting for him two hundred meters inside Beit Ommar. They continued up the main street with noise from fireworks, shouting and car horns, then doing a lap of honor up-town before driving down towards the house of the young man’s family.

The cars were … Continue reading

Direct Action, settlement expansion »

29 Jan 2012

from the Palestine Monitor
By Dylan Collins

In a hazy room, clouded with cigarette smoke and steam from hot syrup-sweat tea, residents of Kafr ad-Dik and its neighboring villages, along with Palestinian, Israeli, and international activists, excitedly gathered together waiting for the midday prayer to finish. The twenty-seventh of January marked the fourth Friday during which the village of Kafr ad-Dik has staged a nonviolent protest against the annexation of its agricultural land by the Israeli Occupation Authority (IOA).

The village of Kafr ad-Dik, and the greater Salfit District, is located on top of the largest water table in the West Bank, thus providing it with some of the most fertile land in the region. Home to generations upon generations of farmers, Kafr … Continue reading

Other, Settler Violence »

5 Feb 2011
Supporters Around the World Demand Justice for Yousef Ikhlayl

Throughout the week supporters around the world honored Yousef Ikhlayl, shot and killed on January 28 by settlers from the Bat Ayn settlement. Demonstrators in Jaffa and San Francisco carried signs with pictures of Yousef and handed out fliers explaining what had happened to him. Protesters in Chicago dropped a banner in his honor, and The Palestine Solidarity Campaing in Scottland honored Yousef at their annual conference. In Santa Fe, a presentation on Yousef drew over 150 participants.

Yousef Ikhlayl was shot and killed Friday, January 28, when 100 settlers from the Continue reading

Apartheid Wall, Hebron District »

22 Oct 2010
Beit Ula Resumes Demonstrations Against the Occupation

On Friday, October 22nd, 2010, around 50 Palestinian residents from the village of Beit Ula, in the southern West Bank, organized a prayer demonstration near Israel’s Separation Barrier. Residents gathered around 12:00pm near the barrier which is built on farmland appropriated from the village. The demonstrators carried Palestinian flags and were attempting to peacefully pray on the land. Three Israeli military jeeps drove up to the gathering and told the Palestinians that they had to leave the area and return to the village.

Activists in Beit Ula intend to resume demonstrations every Friday against continued harassment from Israeli Forces when Palestinian farmers attempt to work … Continue reading