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Nabi Saleh protest Israel’s assault on Gaza – 16 year old boy shot with live ammunition by IOF and arrested

by Nabi Saleh Solidarity – 15 August 2014

International Solidarity Movement reported on twitter that Israel Occupation Forces have open fire with live ammunition against protesters in Nabi Saleh. A 16 year old youth has been shot with live ammunition. However, they have not been evacuated by ambulance but instead arrested and taken away in an Israeli military jeep.   The 16-year-old shot was sometime later finally handed over to the Red Crescent and transferred to Ramallah Hopsital

Photos by Tamimi Press

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Israeli Occupation Forces shoot Palestinian photo-journalist in leg with rubber bullets

by Nabi Saleh Solidarity: 25 April 2014

At today’s demonstration in Nabi Saleh, Israeli occupation forces have shot Palestinian photo-journalist Maath Musleh from few metres range with 9 steel coated rubber bullets. Israeli occupation forces had been blocking gate at the front of the village preventing the evacuation of Musleh. Activists reported that the IOF are firing stun grenades at the ambulance.  Maath has now been evacuated to hospital in Ramallah.

Photo: At today's demonstration in Nabi Saleh, Israeli occupation forces have shot Palestinian photo-journalist  Maath Musleh from few metres range with 9 steel coated rubber bullets. Israeli occupation forces had been blocking gate at the front of the village. However, Maath has now been evacuated to hospital in Ramallah. Photo by Manal Tamimi.
Photo by Manal Tamimi.

Photo: Israeli Occupation Forces are preventing the evacuation of Maath Musleh who was shot in the leg by the IOF at close range with 9 steel coated rubber bullets. Activists are reporting that the IOF are firing stun grenades at the ambulance. Photo by Manal Tamimi

Photo by Manal Tamimi

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Mariam Barghouti released on 18 April, after being arrested in Nabi Saleh the week before

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

Mariam Barghouti

 

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On Passover, IOF collectively punishes West Bank village of Nabi Saleh

For the past three days, the gate connecting the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh to the main road leading to Ramallah has been locked by Israeli authorities. Residents of Nabi Saleh, as well as nearby villages, have been forced to use alternative routes and travel long distances in order to get to or return from the city. The army has not given a reason for the closure.

Just hours before Jews begin celebrating Passover, the residents of Nabi Saleh will lead a demonstration against the gate’s locking. According to the residents, the move is intended as collective punishment against the village due to its popular struggle in response to the confiscation of a nearby freshwater spring by the adjacent settlement of Halamish.

Meanwhile, the entire West Bank is under closure for the holiday (as is the practice for every Jewish holiday); even those with permits will not be able to cross checkpoints.

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Press Release: Israeli Occupation Forces shoot female activist in Nabi Saleh, injure four others, including 2 journalists.

PRESS RELEASE from THE POPULAR STRUGGLE COORDINATION COMMITTEE ON THE SHOOTING OF MANAL TAMIMI IN NABI SALEH

Nabi Saleh: 27 December 2013
Israeli forces shot a local female activist from Nabi Saleh Manal Tamimi today with rubber coated steel bullets from a close range. In addition to Manal, two more Palestinians and two journalists Abbas Momani and Maath Mash’al were lightly injured.

Manal was hit with 4 rubber coated steel bullets in her knees and legs and was later taken to a hospital in Ramallah. Another girl from Nabi Saleh was also taken to hospital after being hit with skunk water. Dozens protestors have also suffocated from tear gas shot at them during the protest.

Israeli forces attacked the protestors in the village who protest weekly against the settlements with tear gas canisters, sound grenades, rubber bullets, rubber coated steel bullets and skunk water.

The video below taken by Bilal Tamimi shows the shooting of Manal Tamimi from a close range.

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Christmas in Nabi Saleh: IOF shoot Manal Tamimi and injure four others.

Photos by Tamimi Press: 27 December

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VIDEO: Israeli forces shoot Manal Tamimi from close range

Video by Bilal Tamimi

An Israeli Border Policeman was videotaped shooting Palestinian activist Manal Tamimi in the leg with a rubber-coated bullet from very close range in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh on Friday.

According to Bilal Tamimi, who shot the video, and a report from the Palestine News Network, the border policeman was no more than a few meters from Manal when he shot her in her knee region, reportedly causing a fracture to her bone from the impact. Tamimi told +972 they also tried to break his camera.

In the video below you can see the unarmed Manal walking up to the armed Israeli forces when one of them shoots her from what appears to be a frighteningly close distance. It is unclear what threat she was posing that would warrant the use of firearms.

Israeli forces shot large amounts of tear gas, sound bombs, skunk water and rubber-coated bullets at protesters in the village, according to several reports. In addition to Manal, two journalists were lightly injured and a girl was taken to the hospital after being hit with skunk water. Several homes and other property were damaged as a result.

Earlier this month, the IDF closed an investigation into the killing of Mustafa Tamimi, who was shot in the face with a tear gas canister from only a few meters in 2011. In its decision to close the investigation into that deadly shooting, the army claimed that no regulations were breached during the incident and accepted the soldier’s testimony that he didn’t see the victim when shooting from the military jeep.

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