ABOUT: An ancient village located south of Nablus, Asira al-Qibliya is under constant attack by the Israeli occupation army and the illegal Israeli settlers from nearby illegal colony of Yitzhar. Asira is home to around 3,000 Palestinians, the indigenous people…
In one of the army’s recent attacks against civilians in the Nablus area, soldiers put a rifle to a Palestinian man’s head and threatened to shoot him if local youth approached to defend him.
The occupation army attacked Asira at night, in total silence. Ransacking people’s homes, they took eight young men with them to the Huwwara checkpoint/army base/detention centre.
Israeli army attacked Asira al-Qibliya for the fourth night in a row, severely beating a 48-year-old and kidnapping his nephew.
Shooting tear gas, stun grenades, and live ammunition on the street as well as inside houses, and ransacking civilian homes and small businesses, dozens of heavily armed Israeli soldiers terrorised the village for several hours.
To commemorate the 3-year anniversary of the murder of Italian human rights activist Vittorio Arrigoni, children of Asira in Nablus plant an olive tree and sing Bella Ciao.
Following yesterday’s killing of a Jewish settler form the militant illegal Yitzhar settlement, gangs of armed settlers accompanied by Israeli occupation army repeatedly attacked villages Burin, Asira and Urif.
IWPS and ISM went to ‘Asira for a work day to clean an empty house that is to become a community center. Ten locals directed the work and labored alongside internationals.
6 November 2015 The village of Kafr Qaddum in the district of Nablus is particularly badly affected by the Israeli occupation and its apartheid system. The illegal Israeli settlement of Qedumin was established nearby in 1974 and its more recent…
Demonstrations held on April 16th and 17th to mark Palestinian Prisoners Day outside of the Ofer Israeli Military Prison, in the occupied West Bank, exploded in violence as occupation forces and border police fired live ammunition into the crowd of…
After they kidnapped Waleed from his home in Asira al-Qibliya, the occupation army came back for his car – yet another item in the Apartheid regime’s most recent pillage of Palestinian property, estimated to be at least US $3 million in last month alone.
HRR 2014-3  (May 2014): Colonist Land Grabs in Kufr ad-Dik HRR 2014-2  (May 2014): Army Raid Achievements in Asira: Kidnapped Youth, Brutally Assaulted Father, Terrorised Children HRR 2014-1  (May 2014): Occupation Forces Target Children in ‘Azzun
The news was that Madama was burning, Nablus was under attack, the Israeli army had once more entered the village of Asira, and roads were closed.
At approximately 16:30 on May 8, the Israeli army closed Zatara checkpoint in the central West Bank due to a settler demonstration in the junction. The roads from Ramallah to Nablus, Zatara to Jericho and Yasuf to Zatara were all closed to Palestinian cars.