Joining the crowd of farmers and their families were several mayors from surrounding villages, including Amel Kukush Abu-Hiljeh, the mayor of Deir Istiya and Mayor Deek of Salfit along with representatives of the Palestinian Authority.
In Huwara, nearly 200 gathered to plant olive tree saplings, hear speakers and to hold a peaceful Land Day march when suddenly, unprovoked Occupation Forces and Israeli Border Police began to rapid fire 45 stun grenades and numerous tear gas bombs indiscriminately into the gathered crowd which included children and the elderly.
Situated along the main Hebron-Jerusalem road, across the street from a University, sits the heavily fenced and concrete blockaded main entrance to Al Arroub Palestinian refugee camp. Taysir, a 39 year old former prisoner of the Israeli goverment and resident…
“They dragged him into the bitter cold with no jacket, no socks and no shoes. I rushed outside and forced a jacket over him and socks and shoes on his feet. That is when I first noticed that my nephew had also been arrested.”
“Leave immediately, you are forbidden to be here.”
Palestinians plan mass protest in Wadi Qana this Friday as Israeli forces plan to take over the area and uproot over 200 olive trees.
Palestinians will be converging en mass in Wadi Qana on Friday morning to protest the Israeli Civil Administration’s (an arm of the Israeli government) plan to take over the area as they do every year on the 20th. Last year…
The conference, ‘Evening for Palestine: Palestinian political prisoners and children incarcerated in Israeli jails,’ will take place today, March 17th, in Italy and panel speakers from the Tanweer Center will join in via skype.
“Two years of my son’s life went by and instead of him dreaming like any other child, instead of dreaming of a future, he is dreaming of getting out of prison.”
I understand that desensitization is a process. It, in many cases, is an inevitability, especially when your emotional understanding of existence lies within brutal framework.
Celebrating human rights and demanding an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine? Get ready to be attacked.