From a meeting the headmaster of the coeducational High School in Burin We arrive in the schoolyard, surrounded by big metal fences. Young boys are playing basketball. A loud “How are you? What is your name? Where are you from?”…
IWPS hometown Deir Istyia, in Salfit district, is an agricultural village of about 4000 inhabitants . The Salfit district has 19 villages and 24 settlements. Land confiscation (http://iwps.info/…/deir-istiya-informed-colonial-land-confi…) is ongoing in the area and many of the settlements are growing,…
Black chronicles of Palestine, October 2015 Day in day out the news is of the murder and injury of unarmed Palestinians, many of them children, on the streets of the occupied Palestinian towns and villages. A monstrous scenario has been developed…
I understand that desensitization is a process. It, in many cases, is an inevitability, especially when your emotional understanding of existence lies within brutal framework.
An estimated 200 Israeli soldiers conducted training raids in Deir Istiya last night. One man reported that the street in front of his house looked ‘like a war zone’, to which his friend responded: ‘Yes, but this is normal.’
IWPS volunteers join Khalil (Hebron) ISM team in daily patrols and action of support for Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike.
Israeli soldiers attacked and detained a 9-year-old boy in ‘Azzun yesterday. This is a common occurrence in the hometown of 68 Palestinian child prisoners.
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!
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.
IWPS visits Salem Military court, where Palestinians attend their ‘hearings’. After each court case, the family members are allowed one minute to talk to their sons. They do this from behind the guard-rail set at a right angle to where their sons stood.