Articles tagged with: Protest
Features, Hebron District, Yatta »
On Friday, March 9th, 2012, the funeral took place for the martyr Zakariah Jamal Abu Aram, who was killed on Thursday by Israeli soldiers in Yatta (South Hebron hills). The Popular Peaceful Resistance Committee participated in the funeral to offer emotional support to the family and to coordinate activities in solidarity with both the family and the town to protest the crime. Over 30,000 people attended the funeral, chanting slogans calling for the reinforcement of peaceful resistance in Palestine. The Popular Committee of Yatta arranged and supervised the funeral for the unjust killing of Zakariah, who was about 20 years old. More than a funeral, it was also a protest … Continue reading
Yesterday, Thursday, March 8th, 2012, people from the Palestine Solidarity Project took part in two demonstrations in solidarity with women’s day.
[caption id="attachment_5005" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="water level can be seen from recent flooding"][/caption]The first activity was in Al-Walaja. The town of Al Walaja is a town on the 1967 ceasefire border. In 1948, most of Al-Walaja was annexed by Israel, and depopulated. A small portion of Al-Walaja remained on the Palestinian side. Currently, the Israelis want to build a wall, and a family’s house will be separated from the Palestinian side, so the army dug a tunnel for the family to be able access their house. This caused the house to have … Continue reading
JENIN (Ma’an) — A 29-year-old woman, who was re-arrested by Israeli forces four months after her release from jail in a prisoner swap deal, has been on hunger strike for eleven days, relatives told Ma’an on Saturday.
Hana Shalabi, from the northern West Bank village Burqin, is being held without charge since her detention on Feb. 16.
Her father Yahya Shalabi said she is refusing food to protest her administrative detention, following in the footsteps of Khader Adnan who secured a deal on Tuesday that his detention order would not be renewed after 66 days on hunger strike.
Shalabi, whose brother was killed by Israeli forces in 2005, … Continue reading
Beit Ommar, Features »
On Saturday, February 25th, 2012, Palestinian villagers from Beit Ommar, supported by international and Israeli solidarity activists, rallied against the Israeli occupation during the community’s weekly unarmed demonstration. As usual, the demonstrators headed towards the illegal Israeli settlement of Karmei Tzur, which is built on Beit Ommar village farmland. Demonstrators could not get anywhere close to the settlement fence; instead they were met with scores of soldiers preventing them from going any farther by pushing them back. The activists chanted and called upon the soldiers to act more humanely. Farmers in Beit Ommar want to access the land that the new fence separates them from; this is why these demonstrations take place. The increasing amount of land … Continue reading
Features, ramallah district »
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.
Hebron District »
On Friday, February 24, 2012, Palestinian activists in Hebron (or Al Khalil in Arabic) organized a protest to open Shuhada Street which is a main street in the old city of Hebron that has been closed by Israeli soldiers to Palestinians. Hundreds of Israeli settlers now illegally live off of Shuhada street and their movement is not impeded by Israeli Forces. Hundreds of people attended the demonstrations from Hebron, from Palestinian towns and cities including Beit Ommar, some Palestinians from 48, Israelis, as well as internationals. The demonstration started with marching and chanting down the street, but quickly ceased after the demonstrators were met with many soldiers perhaps twenty or so baring the road, and some soldiers … Continue reading
Features, Hebron District, Settler Violence »
In the early hours on February 23, 2012, a combined group of Israeli settlers and soldiers came to Surif, a Palestinian village near the Separation Barrier in the southern West Bank, and cut down 700 trees and destroyed two water wells. Surif, a large community of 17,000 Palestinian residents, routinely faces large scale acts of destruction and harassment from Israeli settlers and soldiers. In this attack, Israeli Forces entered the area between the hours of 2am and 6am and cut down 400 olive trees and 300 apricot trees belonging to Ishaq Abdel Fatah Al Qadi. Ishaq and his family are counting on the support of solidarity activists all over the world in order to buy and plant … Continue reading
Features, Hebron District »
On Monday, February 20th, 2012, Palestinian demonstrators in the city of Hebron gathered outside of Red Cross offices to express their solidarity with Khader Adnan, a Palestinian political prisoner in Israeli prison who has been hunger striking for 65 days. Khader has been held without charge or trial for over two months after he was arrested from his home by Israeli Forces from his village near Jenin in the northern West Bank. He has since become a symbol of Palestinian steadfastness and popular resistance to the Israeli occupation, and hundreds of vigils, demonstrations, and solidarity fasts have taken place in communities around Palestine, and the rest of the world as well.[gallery]
Today’s demonstration in Hebron was joined the Beit … Continue reading
Arrest, Beit Ommar, Features »
The hunger strike struggle in which Khader Adnan is engaged in is based on long epic experience of strikes, where the Palestinian detainees’ steadfastness dazzled even the jailers who slam the doors of cells. And without these hunger strikes which were culminated with martyrs, the detainees won’t be able to grab their demands and rights, because the prisons administration from the outset adopted the policy of procrastination, and making the Palestinian detainee going on in a vicious circle, to make it easier to pounce on him.
The hunger strikes in particular at Ashkelon prison at the beginning of the strikes experience contained a strong message to the Israeli occupation … Continue reading
Arrest, Beit Ommar, Direct Action, Features »
Yousef and Saqqar Abu Maria, two Palestinian activists from Beit Ommar who were arrested on Saturday, February 11, 2012 during an unarmed demonstration against the Israeli occupation, have been released from the Israeli prison of Ramle on the evening of February 13th. Both men were released after being held for more than 48 hours, after they each were ordered to pay a fine of 1500 shekels (roughly $450 usd) each by the Israeli courts. Please consider donating to the Palestine Solidarity Project legal defense fund to help cover these costs and other costs for unarmed Palestinian activists on the front lines of fighting for their freedom. Since the beginning of January 2012, 34 Palestinians have been arrested … Continue reading