IWPS reporting from Deir Istiya, Salfit, West Bank, occupied Palestinian territories A lane is being added to the settler road dividing Deir Istiya land October 8, 2015 by IWPS Team (This article was first published on 26 September on…
Update on Bruqin and Kafr ad Dik Two villages in Salfit governorate, Bruqin and Kafr ad Dik, have been suffering from a severe shortage of water. Raw sewage and toxic chemicals are being dumped, by illegal Israeli settlements on the…
Joining the crowd of farmers and their families were several mayors from surrounding villages, including Amel Kukush Abu-Hiljeh, the mayor of Deir Istiya and Mayor Deek of Salfit along with representatives of the Palestinian Authority.
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Israeli soldiers invadedDeir Istiya, blocking all main routes through and out of the village with army jeeps. Later, they shouted “Peace!” as they left the village and hurtled a sound grenade at civilians.
Assessment by PMRS, Palestinian Medical Relief Society.
Palestinians who own land in Deaf Valley are nearly surrounded by illegal settlements and settler roads and are under constant alert to the possibility of harassment or attacks by illegal settlers.
Israeli occupation army tries to arrest a worker coming back home from another village.
Israeli occupation army attacks local schools with tear gas and sound bombs.
Clashes have erupted between the shabab of Deir Istiya and the invading Israeli occupation army for several night in the past week.
The trip takes much longer, costs more money, and is a spit in the face to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in particular to the Freedom of Movement.
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.
Settler colonists begin bulldozing, in attempt to steal land from Kufr ad-Dik village (Salfit area).
The events of last night followed the familiar pattern of Israeli army attacks on a peaceful civilian population in both urban and rural areas of occupied Palestine.