Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Calum Toogood

  • Celebrations as Samer Issawi is Released | December 27, 2013
    The Israeli Prison Service released on Monday Samer Issawi from Shita prison after his arrest in 2012. Thousands gathered in the streets of his hometown of Issawiya in East Jerusalem to welcome the 34 year old, who the local community hails as a hero for his 266-day hunger strike while in prison. .....
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  • Two youths shot in Aida camp on same day | March 02, 2013
    Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem witnessed two shootings on February, Monday 25. Two boys aged 12 and 16 were shot throughout the day amid clashes between the camp’s youth and Israeli forces, on the same day as the funeral of Arafat Jaradat, the prisoner who was tortured to death in Megiddo prison. Both youths have been critically injured and... .....
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  • Sebastiya: Agricultural lands under threat from nearby settlement | February 12, 2013
    In recent weeks the agricultural lands of the village of Sebastiya have become under threat of damage by the release of sewage onto them from a nearby settlement.   Since the beginning of summer in 2012 the settlement of Shavei Shomeron has been releasing its sewage into Sebastiya’s lands. At first only a small amount was reaching their lands... .....
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  • Haj Sami Sadeq and the struggle for Al Aqraba | February 05, 2013
    Al Aqaba is a small Palestinian village located in the northern Jordan Valley, home to around 300 residents.  Since 1999 Haj Sami Sadeq has been the mayor of this town, facing a constant struggle against the Israeli forces and authorities. Like many other villages in Area C the land on which Al Aqaba resides has been designated as... .....
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  • Separation Barrier to sever Beit Iksa from its land | January 21, 2013
    Beit Iksa has become one of the latest villages affected by Israel’s on going construction of the separation Wall. The village has been issued with notices ordering the confiscation of 456 dunams, on which the proposed section of the Wall will be built. Such a construction would completely surround the village, geographically cutting it off from... .....
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  • Settler violence continues in Qusra | January 17, 2013
    Since the beginning of the new year the village of Qusra, South of Nablus has seen increasing acts of violence towards its residents and agricultural lands by settlers in the surrounding outposts. Less than one month into 2013, the residents claim that 600 trees have been destroyed or uprooted, in addition to 8 people wounded from rubber bullets an .....
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  • IDF displaces hundreds of Palestinians in the Jordan Valley | January 05, 2013
    Hundreds of Palestinians have been displaced in the northern Jordan Valley during Israeli military exercises in the area. The inhabitants from the villages of Wadi Al-Maleh, Ein Hilwah, Wadi al-Faw, al-Maita, al-Bur and several other communities in the surrounding area received temporary evacuation orders.The orders stated that they must leave..... .....
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  • Bil’in commemorates Jawaher Abu Rahmah’s death | January 05, 2013
    A demonstration was held on Friday 4th January 2013 in Bil’in in commemoration of Jawaher Abu Rahmah. It was the second anniversary since she was killed during the village’s weekly protest against the Apartheid Wall. Jawaher Abu Rahmah suffered asphyxiation after inhaling a large amount of tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers..... .....
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  • A prosperous Christmas in Bethlehem | December 26, 2012
    Thousands of tourists, pilgrims and locals lined the streets of Bethlehem and gathered in the city’s Manger Square on Christmas Eve. Reigned as the most popular tourist destination in the West Bank, the city is to host around 115,000 internationals over the Christmas period, according to the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. .....
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  • The death of Mohammad Salaymah on his 17th birthday | December 25, 2012
    The death of Mohammed Salaymah on Wednesday 12th December 2012 has become yet another eye-opener to the increasing use of live ammunition within the West Bank by the occupying forces. The event occurred on the following day after Israel had announced a modification in its policy surrounding the use of live fire against Palestinians. .....
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  • Firing Zone 918 – Khirbet Al-Fakhit | December 23, 2012
    Several miles from road 317 into the expanse of the South Hebron hills lays Khirbet Al-Fakhit, a village presently under danger of demolition due to Israel’s declared firing zone. Only plausibly accessible by tractor or a rugged off-road vehicle, the village is home to approximately 200 people.  These people live predominately in tents since... .....
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  • Cut off from water and electricity, Abu Farda stands alone | December 19, 2012
    Arab Abu Farda is a Bedouin village which for the past 60 years has received no basic amenities such as water and electricity, and little help from the outside community. It is situated South of Qalqiliya in what is known as the ‘seam zone’, which is the land between the green line and the Apartheid Wall. This land is classified as a closed... .....
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  • Tent school in Arab Ar Ramadin under threat of demolition | December 11, 2012
    The village school in the Bedouin village of Arab Ar Ramadin, which has recently been erected in the form of tents, has become under threat of demolition. Arab Ar Ramadin is located in an area designated by the IDF as a closed military zone. As a result of this they cannot obtain permission to construct any new structure within the village. .....
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  • Anniversary of Mustafa Tamimi’s murder | December 10, 2012
    On 9th December 2011, the second anniversary since the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh embarked on its popular resistance protests against the Israeli occupation in 2009, one village resident, Mustafa Tamimi, was shot in the face by a tear gas canister from a distance of less than 10 meters. One year later, Nabi Saleh is commemorating the death... .....
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