Articles tagged with: Nonviolence

Beit Ommar »

6 Jul 2011
Second Annual Summer Camp Begins in Beit Ommar

The Center for Freedom and Justice, a close partner of the Palestine Solidarity Project, is currently hosting its second annual summer camp for 150 youths, age 8-14, in the Beit Ommar area. Campers have so far participated in two of the three weeks of the camp, and have engaged in a wide range of activities, including traditional Palestinian dance, arts and crafts, drama, music, sports, and nonviolence training.

Last years summer camp, named the Freedom Flotilla Summer Camp by the camp counselors, had over 100 participants. The camp combined educational, recreational and cultural activities, including sports, English lessons, traditional Palestinian dance classes and workshops on a wide range of topics, … Continue reading

Beit Ommar »

25 Jan 2011
Israeli Repression of Beit Ommar Demonstrations Continues

On Saturday, January 22, 2011, Israeli Forces used sound bombs and tear gas to repress the weekly unarmed demonstration in the village of Beit Ommar against the nearby settlement of Karmei Tsur. The demonstration is organized each week by the National Committee Against the Wall and Settlements and the Palestine Solidarity Project.

This past Saturday at 1pm, as about fifty Palestinians supported by Israeli and international solidarity activists, approached the settlement, Israeli Forces blocked their path and began throwing sound bombs and shooting tear gas. Several soldiers shot tear gas directly towards the heads of demonstrations, something that is against Israeli military protocol. Gas was … Continue reading

Beit Ommar »

9 Dec 2010

Originally Published on Electronic Intifada
By Mousa Abu Maria

Palestinians in the occupied West Bank village of Beit Ommar are returning to older models of organizing against the Israeli occupation. These organizers are employing strategies of resistance made famous during the first intifada in order to overcome stagnation and division within Palestinian society. Despite numerous obstacles from Israeli repression and the increasingly heavy-handed policies of the Palestinian Authority, a new National Committee in Beit Ommar is making headway in building a grassroots initiative to expand on the foundations of popular struggle.

Building the popular struggle

Beit Ommar is a large village in the southern West Bank with a population of approximately 17,000 persons, most of whom make their living as farmers. Five Israeli … Continue reading