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.
On Friday 10 May 2013 the residents of Azmut village organized a demonstration to protest the recent confiscation of village lands by the illegal Israeli settlement, Elon Moreh.
Two people were injured by tear gas – a local organizer and a journalist who was shot in the face – and one teenager suffered a fractured arm while running from the tear gas.
The village road, together with the surrounding hills and houses were doused with tear gas using a weapon dubbed “the tempest”, which shoots dozens of tear gas canisters simultaneously, causing a fire in the surrounding fields and hospitalizing five people.
As the non-violent demonstrators, children among them, reached the top of the hill, Israeli soldiers approached and immediately began shooting tear gas.
IWPS and ISM went to ‘Asira for a work day to clean an empty house that is to become a community center. Ten locals directed the work and labored alongside internationals.
The gas seemed to be particularly strong that day. The soldiers had a machine so they could shoot many canisters at a time…
Over 100 people gathered at An-Nabi Saleh for their weekly demonstration against the Israeli occupation. The community of An-Nabi Saleh was present with people from all ages alongside national, international activists and media.