Monday, December 11, 2017

protests

  • Resistance from Azzeh refugee camp: “We are here” | August 09, 2014
    "The third intifada is not now, but if it comes, we know. It is a matter of feeling,” 23-year-old Osama from Al-Azzeh refugee camp in Bethlehem told Palestine Monitor. Osama lives right by the street where demonstrations have taken place almost every night since ‘Operation Protective Edge’ began. .....
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  • Thousands Protest Prawer Plan in Global "Day of Rage" | December 04, 2013
    Protests were held throughout the Israeli and Palestinian territories, as well as 31 cities around the world, on Saturday 30 November, to protest the Prawer-Begin Bill for the Regulation of Bedouin Settlement in the Negev, a development plan currently being reviewed by the Israeli parliament which would displace some 40,000-70,000 Bedouin fr.....
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  • Netanyahu makes a plea to strengthen the settlements in West Bank | September 25, 2013
    On Sunday, 22 September, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made public his decision to allow settlers to move back into the Machpelah house in the Old City of Hebron. Netanyahu‘s decision comes just days after an Israeli soldier was shot and killed just blocks away from the contested house by a Palestinian sniper. .....
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  • Kufr Qaddum Stands Strong | July 16, 2013
    On Thursday July 4th, the Kufr Qaddum village in the occupied Palestinian territories celebrated its two year anniversary of peaceful protests against the Israeli occupation. On Friday the weekly protest was violently suppressed by Israeli soldiers. Kufr Qaddum village held a festival to commemorate two years of peaceful resistance against....... .....
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  • Video: protest in Jerusalem | June 08, 2013
    Palestinians protested in Jerusalem after the Friday prayers in the Al-Aqsa mosque to mark the Global March to Jerusalem and the anniversary of the Naksa. Israeli forces violently dispersed the protesters, injuring several people. .....
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  • Among the ruins of Lifta, memory of the Nakba persists | May 14, 2013
    Standing within the boundaries of the holy city, Lifta is one of the 68 villages surrounding Jerusalem that were ethnically cleansed during the Israeli systematic attack in 1948. Unlike the others, it is the only Arab village that has not been destroyed since.  Israel confiscated the village land under the Absentee Property law in 1950, despite... .....
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  • The people of Silwad and Deir Jarir resist land theft | May 11, 2013
    A new settlement sprung up two months ago between the West Bank villages of Deir Jarir and Silwad, and the people of the villages have made it clear they are not going to accept it quietly.  The new settlement is an ‘outpost‘ settlement, meaning it is unrecognized and illegal even under Israeli law. The outpost is calling itself Nezah Benjamin ... .....
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  • Kufr Qaddoum persists in struggle against occupation | April 27, 2013
    Since the start of the weekly demonstrations in Kufr Qaddoum on July 1, 2011, the village has seen more than 120 arrests. More than 100,000 shekels have been paid in fines for those arrested. Over 2,000 people have suffered from severe tear-gas inhalation. One teenager was critically injured by a tear-gas canister that hit him in the head... .....
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  • Intensified protests in Aida camp and the village of al-Khader | April 27, 2013
    During the last month, Bethlehem has witnessed different “spontaneous” protests in different hotspots of the governate.  The clashes between Israeli soldiers have become a kind of routine for the inhabitants of the Aida refugee camp, which lies close to the checkpoint 300— the only access to Jerusalem from north Bethlehem. Since January, three... .....
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  • UNRWA closes its offices briefly in Gaza before resuming work | April 20, 2013
    On Thursday, April 4 2013, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) announced the shutdown of its operations in the Gaza Strip after protesters stormed the agency’s offices. Demonstrations broke out after it was made public that the main UN agency for Palestinians would cut down its relief budget in the area... .....
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  • Two killed in Tulkarem amid rising West Bank tensions | April 04, 2013
    Amer Nasser, 17, and Naji Belbisi, 18, were shot and killed by an Israeli sniper whilst throwing stones at an Israeli guard tower on Wednesday, April 3. The cousins were shot at Enav checkpoint near the town of Anabta, south of Tulkarem, where they were protesting in response to the death of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, who died in Israeli custody... .....
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  • Three dead in the West Bank as protests for Maysara Abuhamdia escalate | April 04, 2013
    64 year old Maysara Abuhamdia, imprisoned by the Israeli occupation since 2002 and sentenced to 99 years, died on Tuesday, April 2 in Saroka hospital shackled to his bed. Abuhamdia suffered from throat cancer, and was only given chemotherapy sessions in March, despite complaining of affliction since August 2012. According to his lawyer... .....
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  • Palestinians tell Obama ‘You‘re not welcome here‘ | March 20, 2013
    On Tuesday, the night before President Obama‘s arrival in Israel, around 400 Palestinians gathered in Ramallah to send him a message: they don‘t want him here. Demonstrator Hazem Kawasmi carried a sign that said "Obama, you‘re not welcome here." He said the US‘ close ties with Israel mean they are complicit in the oppression of the Palestinian... .....
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  • Damascus Gate hosts demonstration for hunger strikers | March 12, 2013
    Around 70 people gathered in front of the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem‘s old city on Tuesday evening to show their support for the Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli jails, including long-term hunger striker Samer Issawi. Demonstrators chanted in support of the hunger strikers for about an hour before attempting to march east to... .....
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  • Aida Camp residents drilled hole in Apartheid Wall | March 12, 2013
    Sixteen year old Saleh Elamareen was shot in the head with a dumdum bullet on January 18 and was pronounced dead several days later. But the full circumstances surrounding Elamareen‘s death, who was shot several days after an Israeli invasion of Aida refugee camp in response to the discovery that a hole had been drilled in the Apartheid Wall... .....
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  • Mohammed Asfour latest victim to die at the hands of Israeli army | March 12, 2013
    Mohammed Asfour became the most recent victim in the recent clashes that have erupted across the West Bank since February 19. He died two days before celebrating his 23rd birthday, on March 7, two weeks after he was shot by the Israeli army. According to an OCHA report, during the six day period from the 19- 25 of February 440 Palestinians were... .....
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  • OCHA: Over 400 Palestinians injured at the end of February | March 07, 2013
    During the week of February 19 until February 25, there have been 440 Palestinians injured by Israeli forces, according to OCHA’s latest report. OCHA’s weekly summary of events documented the injuries that took place during violent clashes between Israeli forces and protestors who demonstrated against the death of Arafat Jaradat in Megiddo... .....
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  • The Israeli army‘s use of the Ruger sniper rifle | March 04, 2013
    The Ruger 10/22 sniper rifle is back in use in the West Bank. The weapon has been outlawed under Israeli law since 2001. It was deemed “more lethal than previously thought” by the Israeli occupation Judge Advocate General Menachem Finkelstein after it killed several children in Gaza during the second Intifada.  The US-made rifle is modified by... .....
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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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  • Open Shuhada Street, end Apartheid | February 23, 2013
    On Friday February 22, hundreds marched in Hebron‘s old city to demand the opening of Shuhada Street, a major artery in the city connecting the center to the cemetery. The Israeli army closed Shuhada Street to Palestinians following Baruch Goldstein‘s massacre of 29 people inside the Ibrahimi mosque in 1994, and today most of the street is... .....
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  • Ofer protest breaks into violence again | February 21, 2013
    Over one thousand people demonstrated outside Ofer prison on Thursday, near the town of Beitunia in support of Palestinian prisoners imprisoned in Israeli jails. It is the third demonstration at Ofer this past week. The demonstration was met with countless volleys of tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and live ammunition from Israeli... .....
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  • Two shot at Ofer prison as hunger strike demonstrations grow | February 16, 2013
    Israeli security forces responded with extreme violence to demonstrations held across the West Bank in solidarity with hunger strikers held in Israeli prisons without charge. The largest demonstration took place outside Ofer prison in Beitunia where Israeli soldiers shot two people with high-velocity bullets. The use of live ammunition against... .....
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  • Ramleh: demonstration in solidarity with hunger strikers | February 06, 2013
    Over 150 activists attended a demonstration outside the notorious Ramleh prison hospital in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners inside, including long-term hunger striker Samer Issawi. Coming from all over the 48 territories & Jerusalem, the activists chanted and sang in support of the prisoners in front of the prison gates........
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  • Eleven men on hunger strike with prisoners | December 29, 2012
    As the plights of long term hunger strikers Samer Issawi and Ayman Sharawneh became even more critical, on Thursday, December 20th a group of eleven young men began their own hunger strikes in a show of support. Held without any charge on administrative detention, Issawi and Sharawneh’s strikes have continued with little reaction on the ground... .....
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  • Live ammunition and child arrests: IDF response to protests | December 25, 2012
    In condemnation of the recent murder of 17 year old Mohammad Ziad Awad Salaymah, protests broke out in Aida refugee camp the following day. The teenager was shot dead on Wednesday, December 12th, by an Israeli border officer at a checkpoint in Hebron. According to Israeli sources Salaymah pulled a pistol out at the officers, which later turned... .....
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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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  • In Photos: Ramallah protesting in support of Gaza | November 18, 2012
    On the third day of Israel’s latest incursion on Gaza, which Israeli officials call “Operation Pillar of Defense”, the number of martyrs rose as air strikes continued to pound the coastal enclave. Protests were called all over the West Bank cities. In Jenin the protesters headed towards the Jalama checkpoints, where Israeli occupation forces res.. .....
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  • Protests Across the West Bank: Palestinians decry rising costs of living | September 07, 2012
    The Palestinian economic situation has reached a fever pitch as daily demonstrations have erupted on the streets of several West Bank cities, including Ramallah, Hebron, Nablus and Jenin in protest of the high cost of living. The protests involve groups of a couple hundred young men blocking off the streets of downtown areas while peacefully.... .....
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  • Israeli Authorities Breach Last Month’s Prisoner Agreement | June 24, 2012
    After undergoing 71 days without food, Palestinian prisoner Hasan Safadi is back on hunger strike protesting the renewal of his administrative detention, a breach of the agreement signed between the Israeli authorities and the Palestinian prisoners’ committee on May 14. Safadi’s administrative detention order was renewed Thursday 21 June 2012 .... .....
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  • Naksa 2012: A day of protest | June 09, 2012
    Ramallah, occupied Palestinian Territory—Every fifth of June since the year 1967, Palestinians in the occupied territories and within the surrounding Palestinian refugee camps scattered throughout the Middle East have congregated to commemorate Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. Tuesday, 5 June 2012....... .....
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  • Until Freedom or Martyrdom: Thaer Halahleh on 60 Days of Hunger Strike | April 28, 2012
    Kharas, occupied West Bank—Two year old Lamar Halahleh has never met her father outside of a prison cell. In fact, she wasn’t able to lay eyes upon him until she was nearly half a year old. Thaer Halahleh, Lamar’s father, has not only spent the last two years in the Israeli prison system, the 33 year-old has actually been detained for the........ .....
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  • The bucolic village remains steadfast despite IOF violence | February 13, 2012
    KAFR QADDOUM-Popular resistance demonstrations raged throughout the West Bank on Friday in protest of Israel’s Occupation, its systematic land annexations, and more recently, its use of administrative detention in solidarity with Khader Adnan. The villages of Bil’in, Nil’in, Nabi Saleh, Kafr Adik, and Qaryout all participated in the weekly pro.... .....
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  • In Photos: “Welcome to Apartheid Street” — Hebron demonstration goes awry | September 18, 2011
    Palestinian activists staged a symbolic name changing of Shuhada Street to “Apartheid Street” last week in Hebron. The action was organized by the group Youth Against Settlements to highlight conditions faced by residents of Hebron, where approximately 500 Israeli settlers occupy the town’s center under the protection of the Israeli military.... .....
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  • In Photos: tortured Palestinian boy arrested for a second time in Nabi Saleh | September 15, 2011
    Islam Tamimi received international media attention in August when the British newspaper the Independent described footage of his interrogation by the Israeli army. The report included descriptions of sleep deprivation and physical assault prior to his being forced to make statements against other villagers’ alleged involvement in protests. The .. .....
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  • Naksa in photos | June 06, 2011
    Lazar Simeonov captured these stills at the 2011 Naksa protest at Qalandiya, the checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem. .....
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