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Israeli Occupation Forces invade & raid Nabi Saleh; arrest four men – 11/12 March 2015

Report by Nabi Saleh Solidarity: 12 March 2015

On March 11/12, Israeli Occupation Forces invaded and raided Nabi Saleh, arresting four men:  Bahaa Tamimi (24); Eyad Tamimi (47); Odai Tamimi (24); and Osaid Tamimi (20).

During the raid and arrest, Israeli Occupation Forces terrorised the village and families of the arrested men.  Nabi Saleh youth attempted to repeal the Occupation Forces. The Occupation Forces opened fire with teargas and sound grenades. No injuries were reported.

Photos by Manal Tamimi:
The house of Bahaa Tamimi it was invaded by the IOF and he was arrested

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Nabi Saleh demonstration against the Occupation and murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir – 4 July 2014

By Nabi Saleh Solidarity: 4 July 2014

Israeli Occupation Forces locked down Nabi Saleh from the early hours of the morning , preventing vehicles from entering the village. During the weekly demonstration the IOF arrested one young man and assaulted others when they attacked the village.  Israeli Occupation Forces targeted the peaceful march, which included women and children, with teargas, rubber coated steel bullets injuring many.  Walid Daifallah Tamimi, 18 was arrested from inside a shop.

The demonstration protested against the torture and murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was kidnapped from Occupied East Jerusalem by illegal Israeli settlers.

Video by Israel Puterman

Video by David Reeb

 

Photos by Tamimi Press

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Israeli Occupation Forces invade Nabi Saleh; damage houses & arrest 2 residents (24 April 2014)

Video by Bilal Tamimi of the night raid and invasion of Nabi Saleh last night (24 April) – 2 residents arrest and many houses damaged.

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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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Free Mariam Barghouti protests (16 April)

by Nabi Saleh Solidarity: 16 April 2014
Rally in support of 20 year old Mariam Barghouti who was arrested in Nabi Saleh last week for protesting against Israel’s occupation. Mariam was released on April 18.

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Maan News: Israeli forces declare Nabi Saleh ‘military zone,’ injure 2 people

by Maan News: 12 April 2014

(MaanImages)
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces surrounded the central West Bank village of Nabi Saleh and declared it a “closed military zone” on Saturday, subsequently injuring two Palestinian civilians, a local group said.

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.”

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IOF arrest three Nabi Saleh residents in night raid (11 March – updated 16 March)

11th March 2014 | International Solidarity Movement | Nabi Saleh, Occupied Palestine

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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.

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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 ba.tamimi@hotmail.com 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!

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Jihad, Mahmud and Rami, residents of Nabi Saleh, have been imprisoned for three weeks now and need your support to be released.

Jihad Tamimi

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!

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