There are three illegal settler colonies surrounding Iskaka and the army have been going through the village every night the last months. At the same time there are thousands of wild pigs destroying the villagers crops. Still the mayor is determined, “we will not leave, this is our home”.
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.
Illegal Israeli settler-colonialists have gotten used to impunity. This time they attacked Bilal, a father of four, while he was working the land. Attacked him AGAIN.
After three days of siege by the Israeli military, the village of Nabi Salih confronted the soldiers to reopen their main road, and emerged victorious!
Israeli army arrest two villagers and shower them with tear gas. What a wonderful “Congratulations” for the wedding celebration in Kufr Qaddum.
The Village of Bruqin has always been quiet and peaceful – but the Israeli occupation is working hard to make sure it doesn’t remain so. IWPS report from the ground.
“The ravens will not leave until you have a smile in your eyes”: IWPS update on Deir Istiya and neighbouring villages.
PRESS RELEASE: On 15-17 March 2014 the Hares Boys will have spent exactly one year in an Israeli adult prison despite a total lack of evidence against them or indeed of a crime having been committed.
Five Palestinian teenagers are facing life imprisonment for a crime that never happened. A settler car accident labels them as “terrorists”. Fight for justice for the Hares Boys!
Land being stolen from Palestinian farmers for the expansion of the illegal settler colony of Bruchin.
On Friday 14 June, the Israeli army detained a 10-year-old child during the weekly protest in Kufr Qaddum. Israeli soldiers fired tear gas canisters and sound bombs at the villagers; many local residents suffered from tear gas inhalation.
Many residents took shelter in nearby houses as army and border police forces began to fire directly at people. Several women came out from their houses to confront the soldiers, who continued to shoot indiscriminately at local youth. Many tear gas canisters were shot into houses and into the mosque, where carpets were burnt by the canisters.
This nightly terrorizing of the people of Hares and Kifl Hares by the Israeli military is constantly exacerbated by the expanding presence of the neighboring illegal settler colonies of Ariel, Revava, Yaqir, and Immanu’el. The rapid growth of these illegal settlements and their aggressive populace, known as the “Ariel finger”, threatens Hares and Kifl Hares on a daily basis.
The farmer suspects that the donkey somehow managed to release itself from the rope and the stone it had been tied to in the field, and wondered off; he then saw a man from Revava take it inside the settlement.
The events of the past week are part of a continuous campaign by the Israeli military to harass and intimidate the people of Kufr Qaddum into passively accepting the human rights violations the Israeli occupation, military and the illegal settlers inflict upon them.