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Film Trailer: “We are Nabi Saleh!” – a portrait of a Palestinian village in resistance

The trailer of the documentary, We are Nabi Saleh!

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We are Nabi Saleh’ is the portrait of a Palestinian village in resistance. Various aspects of the Israeli occupation are reflected in this village with only 500 inhabitants.
 This little village in the West Bank will never be the same when in 1977, forty Jewish families move into an abandoned British fortress, only a few miles from Nabi Saleh. With the coming of this colony (Halamish) begins the infamous scenario.

 
A checkpoint is installed at the entrance of Nabih Saleh, olive trees are cut for security reasons and orders for the demolition of houses follow.
 In 2009 the source of the village has been taken over by the colony. From that moment, every Friday the residents of Nabih Saleh organise a protest march towards the source. Every Friday the protest is beaten down with injuries and arrests as a result.

The creators of the documentary “We are Nabi Saleh” followed the protests for six months and stayed several weeks in the village to make a unique portrait of Nabi Saleh.

The first view of We Are Nabi Saleh is expected in April.

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Check out http://www.wearenabisaleh.com/ for more info.
Stay tuned: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jan-Beddegenoodts/211554788917904

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Protests brave rain and teargas in Nabi Saleh

video by Bilal Tamimi

Demonstrators run in a cloud of teargas during a protest against the occupation in the west Bank village of Nabi Saleh, January 27, 2012 Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org

Demonstrators carry an injured photographer during a protest against the occupation in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, January 27, 2012. Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org

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Protests across the West Bank under Heavy Showers of Rain and Tear-Gas

By Popular Struggle Coordination Committee: 27 January 2012

Demonstrations in Nabi Saleh, Kufr al-Dik and Kufr Qaddum took place this week in somber weather.

Demonstration in Kufr Qaddum Video Credit: David Reeb 

Dozens joined the weekly protests in Nabi Saleh this week. The march proceeded from the center of the village towards the main roads where several jeeps were awaiting the protesters. Heavy showers of both rain and tear gas caught the march on its way, as well as the notorious “skunk”, a water cannon spraying foul-smelling water. Despite this, the protesters kept on chanting and marching for about 20 minutes. Most of the protests went bank into the village as showers intensifies, however a small number of determined local youth remained in the fields and some clashed erupted between them and the soldiers. During the clashes the army shot rubber coated bullets at the youth, lightly injuring one young boy.

Demonstration in Nabi Saleh. Photo Credit: Oren Ziv/Activestills
Demonstration in Nabi Saleh. Photo Credit: Oren Ziv/Activestills

In Qaddum, more than 200 people joined the demonstration. They marched towards the main entrance to the village while cheerfully singing and chanting. A line of soldiers was awaiting the march, and as soon as it was in sight began shooting large amounts of tear-gas canisters directly at the protesters. Another group of soldiers, based on the hilltops also threw tear-gas canisters into the populated areas of the village, including into houses. Clashes persisted for less than an hour, following which protesters dispersed voluntarily, making their way back to the village in a symbolic victory march.

A similar demonstration was also held in Kufr al-Dik, no injuries or arrests were reported.

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