Last evening’s panel in Nablus in advance of child prisoner conference in Cesena, Italy.

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.

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,…

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…

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…

Checkpoint Detention & Festival of Resistance

IWPS in Palestine 2017 As on most Fridays we were on our way to Kufr Qaddoum’s weekly demo against the annexation of the village main roadleading to Nablus by the illegal Kedumim settlement built on their land (more here http://iwps.info/villages/kufr-qaddum/ ) Protests…

Two Injured with Live Ammunition during the Fifth Anniversary of Protests in Kufr Qaddom

Today, the last Friday in Ramadan, marked the fifth anniversary of Kufr Qaddom’s demonstrations. The Israeli military were present in the village and firing rubber coated bullets prior to the start of the demonstration. The soldiers continued to use full force against protestors, using high velocity barricade penetrating tear gas grenades, and live ammunition. Two young men were injured with live ammunition. One 15-year-old boy took a .22 Caliber bullet to the stomach. He entered surgery in Nablus at approximately 3 PM to remove the bullet. In addition a 19-year-old was hit in the lower leg. The injury is not serious, but still a cause for concern: the young man in question had been released from jail less than a month ago, after he was arrested for his participation in the weekly protests.