Around seven settlers from the outpost of the Brakha settlement attacked a farmer family by throwing stones at them.
The soldiers threatened to arrest their 70 year old father if he did not provide information to the whereabouts of his sons.
Wadi Qana is a river valley located in the Salfit district of the West Bank, near the village of Deir Istiya. The valley serves as agricultural land, as well as a peaceful retreat and picnicking spot for visitors from all over Palestine.
1 June was International Children’s Day. It was also the 444th day the five Hares Boys – all under 18 – have spent in prison.
IWPS volunteers join Khalil (Hebron) ISM team in daily patrols and action of support for Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike.
We call on the world’s human rights organisations, prisoners’ rights organisations, and people of conscience all across the globe to put pressure on the Israeli authorities to stop administrative detention and instead respect universal principles of human rights and justice.
Mekarot, the Israeli national water authority, essentially takes Palestinian water and sell a portion back to Deir Istiya. It is possible that they also pollute the water they sell with sewage from Revava illegal settlement.
One man from Khirbet Sir fell from the ladder while climbing the Apartheid Wall for work opportunities, and broke a bone. To stop emigration and reduce the risks for the people of the village, women started an economical project.
Locals estimate it may have been leaking for at least 6 months, killing surrounding trees and possibly polluting underground water resources.
Palestinians across the West Bank and Gaza remember the five thousand plus prisoners suffering in Israeli jails.
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!
Several IWPS team mates attended the World Social Forum-Free Palestine. Held November 28-December 1 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, this year’s Forum was historic in nature as it focused solely on Palestine.