As over 140 Palestinians held prisoner by Israel approach their 30th day of hunger strike, more are joining the struggle for dignity and human rights. The hunger strikers demand the end to the illegal practice of administrative detention, whereby they are incarcerated without charges.
From settler sewage to water shortage, from polluted drinking water to health problems that it brings – the Israeli occupation of Palestine denies Palestinians their human right to water.
Two young demonstrators were killed in Nakba day demonstrations outside Ofer Prison in Beitunya, Ramallah.
Israeli army attacked Asira al-Qibliya for the fourth night in a row, severely beating a 48-year-old and kidnapping his nephew.
Palestinians across the West Bank and Gaza remember the five thousand plus prisoners suffering in Israeli jails.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Terrorising the neighbouring villages of Deir Istiya, Hares, and Kifl Hares for 3 days in a row: Violent arrests, Israeli army attacks, and threats of settler attacks.
Following yesterday’s killing of a Jewish settler form the militant illegal Yitzhar settlement, gangs of armed settlers accompanied by Israeli occupation army repeatedly attacked villages Burin, Asira and Urif.
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.