Video by Bilal Tamimi of the night raid and invasion of Nabi Saleh last night (24 April) – 2 residents arrest and many houses damaged.
Category Archives: arrests
by the International Solidarity Movement: 18 April 2014
15th April 2014 | International Solidarity Movement | Occupied Palestine
Update Friday 18th April:
Mariam was released yesterday evening and is now home with her family.
Update Thursday 17th April:
Mariam had a military court hearing this morning and the military judge agreed to release her on bail. Mariam’s bail has been paid and she is expected to be released later this evening.
Update Wednesday 16th April:
At Mariam’s military court hearing today, an Israeli military judge stated that he “has doubts if the evidence supports the prosecution charges” and agreed to her release on bail. Nonetheless, he ruled that Mariam should remain in military detention until tomorrow morning, April 17th, at 11:00, so that the military prosecution has a chance to appeal his decision.
On Friday, April 11th, 2014, 20-year-old Mariam Barghouti, a university student at Birzeit, was arrested by Israeli forces. She was brought to court on Sunday, April 13th where she was charged and her detention extended until Wednesday, April 16th.
Mariam was arrested while leaving the village of Nabi Saleh. Mariam, along with Abir Kopty (a Palestinian with Israeli citizenship who was later released on bail), and three foreign journalists were detained by soldiers and searched. Mariam had been in Nabi Saleh accompanying some of the journalists on their assignments and translating for them. Soldiers on the scene fabricated charges against her and handed her over to the police who arrested her along with Abir. At her hearing yesterday Mariam was charged with stone-throwing and entering a closed military area; her detention has been extended until Wednesday. Mariam sobbed throughout the whole hearing and told her lawyer that the charges are simply lies.
Mariam is a student at Birzeit University where she is majoring in English Literature and Psychology. Mariam is also active in community work and organizing and received a two-month residency scholarship in the UK, part of a program supporting women.
Abir said that during the arrest incident on Friday, “one of the soldiers who detained us looked at me and with a big smile said, ‘I’m going to mess up your life.’ It was obvious to me then that not only will he fabricate everything for his own purposes, but he knows he has the power to do so.”
by Maan News: 12 April 2014
The attack by Israeli forces comes a day after Israeli forces detained five — including two Palestinian women and three foreign journalists — and lightly injured a French journalist during a protest in the village, which has held weekly protests for four years against Israeli confiscation of village lands.
Israeli forces arrived “suddenly” on Saturday to close the village entrances and then targeted locals nearby, shooting a young man with a live bullet and injuring a 45-year-old woman after beating her, local popular resistance group “Intifada” said in a statement.
The woman was identified as Wijdan al-Tamimi, while the injured young man was not identified.
After declaring the area a “closed military zone,” Israeli forces shut the main streets of the village, closing an iron gate on the main road and placing boulders on other roads so as to prevent Palestinian traffic.
Additionally, they fired stun grenades into the village’s streets, damaging a number of cars, the group said.
The group said that the attack was part of an escalation in military violence against the village in recent months.
The village is the site of weekly protests against the Israeli occupation, with residents demanding that lands confiscated by Israeli forces to build a settlement be returned to them.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said that “as a result of a violent riot” on Saturday afternoon, “one of the two gates of Nabi Saleh was temporarily closed.”
11th March 2014 | International Solidarity Movement | Nabi Saleh, Occupied Palestine
Updated 16th March: The Nabi Saleh three have now been freed from Ofer prison. Thank you for all your support, Jihad, Mahmud, and Rami Tamimi are now at home with their families. However, Israeli forces yesterday arrested Baha and Oday Tamimi also from Nabi Saleh, we hope you can continue your support for those now imprisoned. More information about these new arrests will be posted as soon as it is available.
Updated 13th March: $1500 are still needed to cover the bail for the release of Jihad, Mahmud and Rami Tamimi from Israel’s Ofer prison.
Please write to Bassem Tamimi at firstname.lastname@example.org specifying the amount, so we can allocate it directly for the release of the Nabi Saleh three. Please follow the link to make your donation!
Jihad, Mahmud and Rami, residents of Nabi Saleh, have been imprisoned for three weeks now and need your support to be released.
An Israeli military judge ruled that six demonstrators who were kidnapped from their homes three weeks ago, could be released on bail of 2500 shekels each. With the help of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee and the villagers, three of the prisoners, Fadel Tamimi (54) Mohammed Tamimi (24) Basel Tamimi (16) have already been released. We need your help to raise the remaining 7000 shekels to release Jihad Tamimi (25) Mahmud Tamimi (21) Rami Tamimi (36). Any amount will help.
The six have been accused of throwing stones at the Israeli military. The “evidence” presented against them is edited pictures of them participating in a demonstration- not throwing stones- and a testimony of a solider who says “the people who we took pictures of threw stones.” They were arrested the 18th of February when the villagers of Nabi Saleh were awakened once again by about a hundred soldiers invading their village.
Since residents of Nabi Saleh began demonstrating against the confiscation of their land and spring by the illegal Israel settlement of Halamish, five years ago, such night raids have become a regular occurrence.
Since the protests started, 155 people have been arrested for demonstrating, including fifty children and fifteen women. 500 people were also injured, 45 per cent of them children. Two of the demonstrators Rushdie and Mustafa Tamimi were murdered by the Israeli military in Nabi Saleh and Muaataz Washaha who participated in the demonstrations in Nabi Saleh and was executed in Beir zeit last month.
Please, donate for the Nabi Saleh three to be released. You can do it through PayPal or by bank transfer to: Basem Tamimi bank of Jordan Al Bireh branch Iban number PS13BJOR005010023012014133000.
Free the Nabi Saleh three!
by Tamimi Press: 18 February 2014
Video by Bilal Tamimi
Around 2 a.m. the Zionist Israeli forces violently raided the village of Nabi Saleh searching brutally in the houses for ‘wanted’ people by using an album of photos to identify youth from the village.. 5 people were arrested:
- Mohammad Attaallah Tamimi – from Tamimi Press / 25 years old
- Rami Hussein Yousef Tamimi / 36 years old
- Jihad Muhammad Rushdi Tamimi / 23 years old
- Mahmoud Mohammed al-Tamimi Wagih / 19 years old
- Basil Abdul Ilah Saleh Al-Tamimi / ONLY 16 years oldThey were brought to unknown destination.
Photos from the wall of Tamimi Press Office and Media were also confiscated. The photos were used to show visitors the violations and abuses carried out by the Israeli Forces against the people and the village of Nabi Saleh.
***Update on arrests in Nabi Saleh***
Muhammad ‘Atallah al-Tamimi, who was arrested last night at his home in Nabi Saleh, was released today on 1000NIS bail. The hearing for Basel Tamimi, 16, arrested during the same raid, is set for tomorrow. However, his father was detained after a verbal altercation with an IOF officer. In addition, Islam Dar Ayub al-Tamimi was sentenced today to 15 months in the occupation prison.
by Nabi Saleh Solidarity: 11 February 2014
Israeli Occupation Forces invaded Nabi Saleh on Tuesday, 11 February. The IOF opened fire with teargas and rubber bullets. Bilal Tamimi was detained by the IOF after they stormed the village during the daylight hours. Bilal was detained for approximately 12 hours, with the Israeli occupation forces later releasing him after 2 am because they couldn’t find anything to charge him with.
Video by Bilal Tamimi before he was arrested.
As reported previously: Palestinian activists from village across the West Bank, including Nabi Saleh, dismantle Israel road block. IOF detained Naji Tamimi, Abdalah Abu Rahmeh and Mohammad Al Khateb on their way to participate in the action. They were released after being blindfolded, handcuffed and detained for 4 hours.
PHOTOS: Palestinian activists dismantle Israeli roadblock
By Activestills|October 3, 2013
Palestinian activists, accompanied by international supporters, descended on an Israeli military roadblock in the Palestinian village of Al Walaja at noon Thursday, quickly dismantling it before Israeli forces could arrive on the scene.
The activists used a sledge hammer to break the lock on a steel gate blocking the road between Al Walaja and the bordering village of Beit Jala. The gate had been installed by the Israeli military in the past year to prevent movement between the two Palestinian villages at the location where the Israeli separation wall will eventually be built.
Activists used the leverage provided by the now-open gate to shift the massive concrete block on which it was anchored, eventually sending the entire apparatus tumbling down the steep hillside. The group then made a quick getaway, leaving the site before a single member of Israeli forces could arrive to interfere.
Some participants even drove through the newly opened road, passing through Beit Jala land, including the Cremisan monastery, that will be even further divided by the separation wall if it is built as planned. Many of the activists who participated in this action were attending the Bil’in International Popular Resistance Conference, taking place this week.
Activists celebrate their victory before quickly vacating the scene before Israeli forces arrive. (photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)
by Nabi Saleh Solidarity: 4 October 2013
Palestinian activists from village across the West Bank, including Nabi Saleh, dismantle Israel road block. IOF detained Naji Tamimi, Abdalah Abu Rahmeh and Mohammad Al Khateb on their way to participate in the action
According to Manal Tamimi: “IOF detained Naji Tamimi , Abdalah Abu Rahmeh and Mohammad Al Khateb [at] Bethlehem checkpoint on their way to participate an activity of broken the iron gate between Kremzan and a Al Walajeh village today”.
Manal reports the 3 men were held for 4 hours before being released.
Photo by Manal Tamimi.
by International Solidarity Movement: 3 August 2013
Update 3th August: The fourth Israeli activist was released this morning at 5am.
On Friday August 2, Israeli Border Police aggressively attacked protesters marching in Nabi Saleh’s weekly demonstration, shooting rubber-coated steel bullets and sound bombs at very short distances while arresting protesters and covering them in skunk water. The attack was initiated without any previous action from the demonstrators and resulted in the arrest of four Israeli activist.
After midday prayer, around forty people, Palestinians together with Israeli and international activists, gathered in the village’s square, marched through Nabi Saleh’s streets and down the hill towards the stolen water spring. Israeli occupation forces were heavily present from the beginning and quickly charged at the demonstrators.
Invading the village, Israeli Border Police surrounded the protesters and without warning began firing rubber-coated steel bullets, sound bombs and skunk water at them. Though illegal by Israeli law, the rubber and plastic coated steel bullets were shot from distances down to 10meters, barely missing the heads of fleeing international activists.
Despite the peaceful vibe of the protest, Israeli Border Police officers arrested four Israeli demonstrators and took them to the settlement nearby. One activist was humiliatingly handcuffed and blindfolded as he was taken away, in spite of him offering no resistance to the arrest. Three of the four activists were later released.
The village of Nabi Saleh has demonstrated against the theft of their natural spring by the nearby Halamish settlement and the occupation in general since December 2009. Israeli forces violently suppress the weekly Friday protests by shooting tear gas canisters, skunk water, sound bombs, rubber-coated steel bullets and even live ammunition at protesters. Two people have been killed, Mustafa and Rushdi Tamimi, and many others severely injured.