Thousands of Settlers from Near and Far in Occupied Al-Khalil

Thousands of Settlers from Near and Far in Occupied Al-Khalil

The weekend of 25th and 26th of November 2016 in Al-Khalil, which Israel calls Hebron, brought thousands of extremist Jews and settlers from all over Israel and abroad to celebrate the week’s Torah study on Chayei Sara  (Life of Sarah),…

 Nabi Saleh Conference: Family trauma under occupation

Nabi Saleh Conference: Family trauma under occupation

This is the last of our reports from the Nabi Saleh Conference 11-12 November 2016. The last day saw the presentation of portraits of  people who had been killed by Israeli Forces, or by settlers. They had been painted by…

A note on BDS from "Occupation: The enemy of religions and humanity"

A note on BDS from “Occupation: The enemy of religions and humanity”

This is another report from the two-day conference in Nabi Saleh “Occupation, the enemy of humanity and religions”.  The second day began with a very good introduction to the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement by Jamal Juma from Stop…

Non-violent action to resist the illegal confiscation of land in  Jordan Valley

Non-violent action to resist the illegal confiscation of land in Jordan Valley

On Nov 17, IWPS joined a convoy of around 15 cars carrying about 75 people including Palestinians, local media and Israelis activists, from the village of Ein Al-Baida in the north of the Jordan Valley to the hill of Tel…

In Solidarity with Bilal Kayed

In Solidarity with Bilal Kayed

The International Women’s Peace Service stands in solidarity with Bilal Kayed, and over 100 of his fellow prisoners in Israeli military prisons, in their hunger strike against the abusive and illegal practice of administrative detention.

Deir Istiya: No Room to Move

Deir Istiya: No Room to Move

Deir Istiya continues to face restrictions on movement, and access to agricultural roads. Today, villagers reported continued construction on the settler road that surrounds the village, and the introduction of a flying checkpoint at the village entrance.

IWPS returns to Deir Istiya

IWPS returns to Deir Istiya

An IWPS team is back on the ground in Deir Istiya. The jasmine trees are blooming, and the grapes are almost ready to eat! However not all is well. On our first night back, Rizziq abu Nasser, a local poet, activist, and friend of the IWPS laid out the three biggest challenges in Deir Istiya today.