Tamimi Press: 15 April 2014
After a great popular demonstration with the support of our brothers and sisters – Palestinian, Israelis and Internationals – we succeded to re-open the gate at the entrance of the village and to end the siege of Nabi Saleh after three days of blockade. Also the West Gate of the village now is open after about 12 years. We had to physically fight and resist against the most arrogant army in the world. The IOF today beated us and shot bombs against us, as well as tear gas, rubber coated bullets and pepper spray. An excessive reaction considering that we were demonstrating in a non violent popular way. Murad Tamimi, taken during the protest, is still under detention.
Today, amongst our demands there was also the freedom of movement for all Palestinian and the end of the check point, walls and gate system that is dividing the West Bank and the Palestinians.
We demand the release of Murad Tamimi and of Mariam Barghouti – arrested in Nabi Saleh friday – immediatly.