Photos by Tamimi Press and Haim Schwarczenburg: 1 August 2014
Text by Haim Schwarczenburg
The weekly Friday demonstration in the village of Nabi Saleh was a show of solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza, who have been under constant Israeli fire in the past few weeks. Around 1500 Palestinians have been killed in the#Gaza strip so far, about a third of them children. Villagers accompanied by international and Israeli activists marched today from the centre of the village calling for an arms embargo on Israel, justice for the victims and an end to the massacre. The Israeli army responded with barrages of tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and a few rounds of live ammunition. No major injuries reported.
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Video by Bilal Tamimi
Video by David Reeb
by Nabi Saleh Solidarity: 6 JUNE 2014
Nabi Saleh marked the 47th anniversary of Israel’s seizure and occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza strip, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, known as al-Naksa in Arabic. Today, Palestinians marched in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike. Israeli Occupation Forces attacked the village and demonstration with teargas and rubber coated bullets.
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Video by David Reeb
Israeli soldiers continued their assault against the Nabi Saleh village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, for the tenth consecutive day, firing rounds of live ammunition, gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets, leading to dozens of injuries and excessive property damage.
File – Nabi Saleh Solidarity
Local sources have reported that dozens of soldiers invaded the village on Thursday evening, and that dozens of Palestinians have been treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation, while several children suffered anxiety attacks.
The invasion caused property damage to at least three homes that were hit by gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets.
Clashes took place between the invading soldiers and local youth who hurled stones and empty bottles at them.
The soldiers, blocking the main entrance of the village, also prevented the residents from entering or leaving it.
The Popular Resistance Committee in the village said that the invasion is part of an assault that was initiated by the army ten days ago, and part of Israel’s ongoing violations and attempts to end the ongoing popular resistance against the Annexation Wall and illegal settlements.
The Committee added that the Israeli violations include nightly invasions and arrests of local activists and residents, and that the army is deliberately targeting local homes with live ammunition, in addition to its ongoing attacks against the Palestinian orchards, isolated behind the Wall.