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Free all Palestinian Political Prisoners

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On Palestinian Prisoner Day in 2013, there are 5,000 Palestinian political prisoner incarcerated in 27 Israeli prisons, jails, detention centers and interrogation centers. 106 prisoners have been in jail since before the signing of the Oslo accords between Israel and PLO in 1993. 14 prisoners are women, with Lina Jarbouni being the longest serving prisoner, so far held for 11 years out of her 20-year sentence. There are 235 child prisoners in Israeli jails and 200 administrative detainees, 14 of whom are members of the Palestinian Legislative Council

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Nabi Saleh marches in solidarity with Palestinian hunger strikers and Palestinian political prisoners

by Nabi Saleh Solidarity: 15 February 2013

Today’s unarmed demonstration (15 Feb) in Nabi Saleh marched in support of Palestinian hunger strikers, including Samer Issawi, Jafar Ezzedine, Tareq Qa’adan and Yousef Shaaban Yassi. The demonstration was violently attacked by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF). During today’s demonstration, the IOF opened fire with rubber bullets, tear gas, sound grenades and skunk.

An 18 year old women, Rawal Tamimi, was injured when an IOF sound grenade hit her in the head and exploded. She was evacuated to hospital in Ramallah and remains in hospital over night. IOF also injured at least 3 others with rubber bullets and many others suffered from tear gas inhalation. IOF once again sprayed skunk inside the village and at houses – in once instance the IOF used a stun grenade to break the windows of the house of belonging to Bassem and Nariman Tamimi and skunk was sprayed inside the house.

 After weekly demonstration concluded, the IOF Leaving the village temporarily.  However, the IOF later returned to the village, firing teargas directly at houses. Skunk is also being sprayed. The IOF also closed the gate at the checkpoint at the front of the village and are searching cars.

demo- tamimi pressPhoto: Tamimi Press

IOF teargasing themselves - tamimi pressTeargas thrown back at IOF.  Photo: Tamimi Press

women soldiers - tamimi pressNabi Saleh women challenging IOF.  Photo: Tamimi Press

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rawal tamimi pressRawal Tamimi 18yrs injured by sound grenade thrown by IOF at her head.  Photo: Tamimi Press

rawal injury- keren manorRawal Tamimi being evacuated    Photo: Keren Manor/Activestills

nariman skunk 15 feb 2013Nariman Tamimi cleaning skunk from inside her house.   Photo: Mareike Lauken/Activestills.org

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Boshra and Naji Tamimi scrubbing skunk spayed at their house and in their yard by IOF.  

Photo: Mareike Lauken/Activestills.org

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Nabi Saleh stands in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoner, Khader Adnan

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Nabi Saleh Stands with Khader Adnan

By Popular Struggle Coordination Committee: 11 February 2012

Khader Adnan, a 33 year-old Palestinian, has been on hunger strike since mid December, shortly after he was put in administrative detention based on secret evidence.  Residents of Nabi Saleh march in solidarity.


Residents of Nabi Saleh, joined by Palestinian, Israeli and international activists, devoted their weekly Friday demonstration to support Khader Adnan.

Protesters held signs and pictures of Adnan, as they marched from the center of the village towards the confiscated lands.  Demonstrators were met by volleys of tear-gas canisters. Heavy fog made it extremely difficult to trace the lines of fire and avoid injuries. Nonetheless, the army continued aiming directly at protesters. The Israeli Border Police also used the “skunk”, a water cannon spraying foul smelling liquid.

Following this assault, protesters created small rock barricades at the entrance to the village, aiming to prevent a deeper Israeli incursion. Others climbed the hilltops, overlooking the spring grabbed by Halamish settlers. Israeli soldiers followed, shooting sound bombs, tear-gas canisters and rubber-coated metal bullets directly at people and into houses. Some youths threw stones to ward off the soldiers. As they were retreating, soldiers shot a few live bullets above the heads of civilians.

The demonstration maintained for a number of hours. Around 4PM an Israeli military jeep carrying multiple-barrels cannon shot massive amounts of tear-gas that covered a large part of the village. The “skunk” was also used once more, more massively than before.  Many suffered from gas inhalation and a few were injured from direct hit by tear gas canisters, among them a Turkish cameraman who was evacuated to a hospital with a suspected fracture.

Khader Adnan, 33, has been refusing to eat since mid-December, shortly after his arrest in the occupied West Bank, and has only drunk liquids since then. “He is not in good shape. People on a hunger strike for more than 50 days are in real danger. The doctors are extremely concerned,” said Yael Shavit, spokeswoman for Sieff Hospital in the northern Israeli town of Safed, where Adnan has been taken. “He refuses to accept any treatment. He has not agreed to be hooked up to an IV,” she said, referring to intravenous infusion. Despite his grave medical condition, Israeli military authorities have once again postponed action on Khader Adnan’s appeal against his four-month “administrative detention” – without charge or trial. One of the lawyers representing Adnan, Tamar Peleg-Sryck, said after the appeal: “It should be made clear that he is alleged of political opinions and political activities, without a hint of any sort of violence. However the army follows Shabaq (General Security Service) claim that he “endangers the security” and should remain in detention.”

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Nabi Saleh Celebrates the Forthcoming Release of Local Prisoners and Honors Those Who Remain in Custody

by Popular Struggle Coordination Committee: 14 October 2011

Some 80 protesters in Nabi Saleh’s weekly demonstration honor the village’s political prisoners and attempt to reach the confiscated spring. 

The weekly protest in Nabi Saleh, north of Ramallah, was held in honor of three local political prisoners who are planned to be released following the prisoner exchange deal achieved last week. In addition to celebrating the forthcoming release, the demonstration also marched pass the house of another local prisoner who will remain in prison, and promised to continue the struggle until all political prisoners are free.

After marching inside the villages, the demonstrators made an attempt to reach the village’s spring, which has been taken over by the adjacent settlement Halamish. However, as soon as the demonstration started heading towards the lands the army met it with great force, instantly shooting large amounts of tear-gas and rubber bullets at the demonstrators. Three protesters were slightly injured. 

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Nabi Saleh protest in solidarity Palestinian political prisoners sprayed with skunk

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Nabi Saleh marches in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike

This Friday, Nabi Saleh residents protest both the theft of Nabi Saleh land for the construcion of the illegal Israeli colony of Halamish and also express strong solidarity with Israel’s Palestinian political prisoners presently engaged in a mass hunger strike in Israeli jails in protest against the inhumane conditions imposed on them.

For more information on the hunger strike click here

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A letter from Nariman Tamimi to the World

 by Diana Alzeer: 5 October 2011

On 27 September 2011 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons announced the start of a campaign of disobedience to protest an escalating series of punitive measures taken against them by the Israeli Prison Service. Today marks the 8th day of their hunger strike. A call for Solidarity actions around the world has been issued for this friday 7/10, to find your local solidarity action please check : https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=231330736923906

 Today outside a sit-in at the Red Cross in Ramallah I met with Nariman Al Tamimi from Al Nabi Saleh village.  Nariman is an ex-prisoner herself and the wife of the political prisoner ‘Bassem Al Tamimi’. As a resident of the village her family has been suffering from the Israeli occupation on a daily basis. In the space of 5 years she has been shot a total of 7 times, while her eldest son Wa’d who is 14 years old has been shot with rubber bullets over 10 times. Furthermore, their house faces the threat of immediate demolition by Israeli forces.

Due to her history Nariman has became a symbol of ‘somoud’- steadfastness- to many Palestinians. Despite the endless tragedies she is continually facing she never wavered from demanding for her and her people’s full legitimate rights.

Today from the sit-in in Ramallah, Nariman wished to send a message to the world urging them to take solidarity actions with the hunger strikers in Israeli jails.

“I want to tell the world about international law and all the human rights resolutions that are meant to protect human rights including the rights of prisoners of war. I would like to ask why these laws are not protecting our prisoners? Why are the human rights activists are not doing anything regarding the Israeli violations? Why is the world still silent?

All we want is to be able to see our sons, daughters, husbands, fathers and mothers. We want them to be treated according to International Law. We want to have our rights like anyone else around the world. I am sure the most of you heard about the Israeli captured militant ‘Gilad Shalit’, but I wonder if you heard about the 8000 Gilad Shalits in Israeli jails? Most of the them are civilians, including children and women. I call all human rights organizations and activists to take the side of justice and save our prisoners”

Statistics of Palestinian Political Prisoners:

-340 Palestinian children are being held in Israeli Prisons

-There are well over 120 women in Israeli prisons, 17 of these women are mothers. 2 of which gave birth in prison. The youngest female currently held is 12 years of age.

-The majority of these detainees are being held in violation of the IV Geneva Convention in prisons outside of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

(Source: Addameer, Human rights centre and prisoners support)

Say NO to injustice and take part of the solidarity actions with Palestinian Prisoners for more details:

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=231330736923906

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