6 November 2015 The village of Kafr Qaddum in the district of Nablus is particularly badly affected by the Israeli occupation and its apartheid system. The illegal Israeli settlement of Qedumin was established nearby in 1974 and its more recent…
IWPS participated in this Friday´s demonstration in Kafr Qaddum. Israeli army began firing tear gas soon after the protest march started and much of it was directed on the nearby houses, which is a usual collective punishment measure employed by…
Please note that these are pictures and write up from Oct 3 2015 Demonstration in Kufr Qaddum: Some of these photos and the write up was posted to our facebook page but didn’t make it onto our website. Please visit us…
Palestinians continue to resist and go on protesting against the occupation. The Israeli army is putting the Palestinians under massive repression and violates International Humanitarian Law.
A skunk truck doused the main street in smelly water and the bulldozer removed several lines of stones that villagers had placed on the road to prevent army jeeps form entering the village.
One popular song that is played multiple times before the demo to boost morale repeats the line “Hada al yum, al yum al thawar” – “Today is the day of revolution”!
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.
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.