Visit historic Deir Istiya!

IWPS met with Saed Zaiden, the Mayor of the town in occupied Palestine where we are based, Deir Istiya. We were shown around the recently renovated hotel in the old city, called the Palace of Abu Hijleh. Construction on the…

Women Fight On Two Fronts

When you first come as an activist to this country it can be hard to find the women among the very active, very welcoming Palestinian activist men. As you come more often, and as you dig a little, women appear,…

Martyr Elias Saleh: Bring Him Home

  Yesterday in Salfit, the family and friends of the martyr, Elias Saleh, held a vigil. They demanded that the Israeli Occupation Forces return his body, which they have held for over a month. Israeli actions constitute a direct violation…

Harvesting Olives, Resisting Violence

The olive harvest this year is poor. Maybe because it is one year good, next year not so good-like apples; maybe because there is not enough rain. But olives remain the core of the economy here around Salfit and Nablus. Around Al…

This is Not Extraordinary

UPDATE: THERE HAVE BEEN 3 MORE ATTACKS ON THE VILLAGE OF URIF IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS Today, November 8, we were interrupted on a quiet day of writing and researching by a call from our coordinator. A village near…

Agricultural Resistance: Hakoritna Organic Farm

On Tuesday 13th November 2018,  IWPS had the pleasure of visiting the Hakoritna organic farm in Tulkarem, Occupied Palestine. We met with the owner Fayez Taneeb. Hakoritna is trapped between several illegal Israeli industrial settlements and the Israeli apartheid wall.  The illegal…

Resistance at Khan Al-Ahmar

21 October 2018 Resistance at Khan Al-Ahmar is a gloriously organised thing: one hundred or so people are given food, water, coffee, tea, bed and shelter in what was the school playground and buildings. We lie shoulder to shoulder at…

Free the Tamimis Global Day of Action- today 18 February!

IWPS know the Tamimi family well, and we are in awe of their resilient resistance, steadfastness, sense of justice and hospitality. Anyone who comes to Nabi Saleh to support their peaceful protests against the occupation and against the theft of…

Olive Picking Near Yitzhar

Yesterday IWPS and other activists picked olives with a woman and her four teenage children. Their land is located couple of hundred metres under a hilltop of the ultra orthodox Yitzhar illegal settlement, whose residents are known for their violence. …