The aim was to pray, in Jerusalem, for the people of Gaza murdered in Israel’s current genocidal attack on the Strip. Estimates of people taking part in the protest vary from 10,000 to 30,000+.
When the Zionist state denies your Right of Return to the land that has been stolen from you, you go and take it back.
At least 400 villagers gathered to pray in protest of Israel’s colonialist project of Palestinian land theft, the latest stage of which is the expansion of the illegal colony of Ariel.
IWPS volunteers join Khalil (Hebron) ISM team in daily patrols and action of support for Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike.
Two young demonstrators were killed in Nakba day demonstrations outside Ofer Prison in Beitunya, Ramallah.
During the weekly demonstration against Israel’s Apartheid Wall in Ni’lin activists sent 2 letters to the Israeli soldiers, explaining to them why militarization is not a good idea. The army responded with tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets.
More than 100 unarmed Nabi Saleh demonstrators, including children carrying Palestinian flags, marched from the mosque to the gas station and down the hill toward the gate of the village. The Israeli army took battle positions behind their jeeps and armored vehicles against the peaceful unarmed chanting group and a nearby donkey and its colts.
One popular song that is played multiple times before the demo to boost morale repeats the line “Hada al yum, al yum al thawar” – “Today is the day of revolution”!
Children with flags and men calling out their wish for a free Palestine. The Israeli army, safely on the other side of the Apartheid Wall, opened fire toward the demonstrators. Teargas was raining from the sky.
Faced with the threat of unarmed children waiving Palestinian flags and holding posters of political prisoners, the Israeli army attacked the non-violent protesters during the weekly protest in Nabi Salih.
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.
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.
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.