Nabi Saleh rise up in support of the prisoners on hunger strike.

by Tamimi Press: 10 May 2014

Nabi Saleh rise up in support of the prisoners on hunger strike. 10 injuried by rubber coated bullets

The Israeli occupation forces suppressed the Nabi Saleh weekly march against occupation and settlements. The march which was launched this Friday from the Martyrs’ Square, center of the village, with the participation of many activists from the Popular Resistance and foreign peace activists. The march expressed its support to the prisoners under hunger strike against the abuse of the Israeli occupation and the abuse they receive. The Popular Resistance Comitee of Nabi Saleh affirms that our people won’t accept anything less than freedom of all our brave prisoners. Our slogans were not only in support to our prisoners but also to support our national unity. The march was stroke and stoped before reaching the entrance of the Nabi Saleh village by dozens of tear gas canisters and rubber coated bullets, without any consider to all the children and women in the march. Many youngesters of the village angried by the strong reaction of the Israeli forces started to throw stones in opposing to the land aggression. Dozens were the people injured by rubber coated bullets, including on volunteer from the medical assistance.

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

by Nabi Saleh Solidarity: 10 May 2014

Photos by Tamimi Press

Today’s demonstration in Nabi Saleh marched in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners who are currently on hunger strike. Activists report that Israeli Occupation Forces fired teargas and rubber coated steel bullets, often directly at people, injuring many. Amongst those injured were a paramedic who was shot in the leg and Manal Tamimi who was hit in the leg and arm. Despite the many injuries, none of the injured required hospitalisation.

 

 

 

Video and Photo Essay: Nabi Saleh continues to resist and call for all Palestinian political prisoners to be freed

Video by Bilal Tamimi

Photo essay by Haim Schwarczenberg: 19 April 2013

start of protest - haim schw

Nabi Saleh popular struggle demonstration begins

boy with flag - haim schw

Roadblock made of stones to try and prevent Israeli Occupation Forces invading Nabi Saleh vilalge

boy invading iof - haim schw

Palestinian youth attempts to prevent Israeli Occupation Forces invading Nabi Saleh village

skunk - haim schw

Skunk (foul chemical water) fired at unarmed demonsrators

iof in village  haim sch

Israeli Occupation Forces invade Nabi Saleh

firing teargas - haim schw

Israeli Occupation Forces firing teargas

iof firing teagas - haim schw

Israeli Occupation Forces firing teargas

manal teargas - haim Schw

Nariman Tamimi treated for tear gas inhalation

israeli activist iof haim schwIsraeli activist assaulted by Israeli Occupation Forces

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

women teargas tamimi pressPhoto: Tamimi Press

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

naji and boshra skunk

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

Photo: Mareike Lauken/Activestills.org

Nabi Saleh calls for the release of Samer Issawi and all Palestinian political prisoners; 12 injured by IOF fire.

by Nabi Saleh Solidarity

Today’s demonstration (Friday, 8 Feb 2013)  in Nabi Saleh called for the release of all Palestinian political prisoners and in support of Samer Issawi and all Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike. Activists on the ground report that Israeli Occupation Forces fired non-stop teargas, rubber bullets and skunk.

Activists in Nabi Saleh also reported that dozens of IOF entered the village for at least 30-40 minutes. While in village, the IOF fired lots of teargas, stun grenades, rubber bullets and skunk. In particular, there were reports of journalists deliberately being targeted by IOF with teargas and stun grenades. Skunk also fired directly at houses.  At least 10 people were injured by rubber coated steel bullets and at least 2 people by teargas canisters, including one hand injury as a result.  Many people were also overcome by the teargas.

Photo: photo by Tweet Palestine.

Photo by Tweet Palestine

Photo: medic attending shabab overcome by teargas - photo by Tweet Palestine.

Photo by Tweet Palestine

Photo: IOF jeeps, soldiers and skunk truck invade Nabi Saleh - Photo by Abir Kopty

Photo by Abir Kopty

Nabi Saleh stands in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoner on hunger strike, Hana al-Shalabi

by Anarchists Against the Wall: 17 March 2012

video by Israel Puterman

Hana Al-Shalabi, an imprisoned Palestinian woman held under administrative detention after she was released by Israel as part of the last prisoners swap, is on hunger strike for an entire month now to protest her treatment and bring about her release. Nabi Saleh residents and other Palestinians joined Al-Shalabi this Friday, carrying posters, as the weekly procession left the center of the village.

The demonstration was immediately attacked by Israeli occupation forces “skunk” truck, spraying foul smelling water. This was shortly followed by volleys of tear gas canisters shot from a military jeep with an automated cannon. Israeli soldiers also approached the village’s built area on foot, until they raided the village and its surroundings entirely, targeting protesters by shooting tear gas and bullets directly at them. In one such attack an Israeli protester was shot in the back of her head by tear gas canister or some other kind of “less-lethal” bullet. She was rushed to a hospital in Ramallah and released after she received initial treatment. At least two more protesters were also injured by Israeli fire. Todays demo followed a week of heavy repression by Israeli forces, who raided Nabi Saleh four nights, entering and searching houses and arresting youths at gunpoint.

Nabi Saleh Welcomes Released Prisoner Naji Tamimi, Stands in Solidarity with Hunger Striking Hana Shalabi

by Popular Struggle Coordination Committee: 2 March 2012

This weeks’ protest in Nabi Saleh was held in solidarity with hunger-striking political prisoner Hanaa Shalabi. The village also celebrated the release of Naji Tamimi, member of the local popular committee released after a year in military prison.

Video by Israel Puterman

Naji Tamimi, member of the Nabi Saleh popular committee, was arrested by the Israeli army on March 6th 2011, and subsequently charged with “incitement”, “organizing unpermitted processions” and “solicitation to throw stones”, together with his cousin and fellow veteran activist, Bassem Tamimi. Returning to his village after a year in military prison, Naji Tamimi opened this week’s weekly demonstration in a speech held above the grave of Mustafa Tamimi who was shot dead by the Israeli army during a demonstration three months ago.
Picture Credit: Yotam Ronen/Activestills
Picture Credit: Yotam Ronen/Activestills

The demonstration then preceded towards the main road leading from the village to the nearby settlement of Halamish, built mainly on Nabi Saleh’s agricultural lands. Protesters carried signs and posters calling for the immediate release of Hana Shalabi, a woman administrative detainee who has gone on hunger strike. Israeli soldiers used tear-gas canisters, rubber coated bullets and the “skunk”, a water canon spraying foul smelling water, to disperse the demonstrators. Some clashes between the army and local youth took place in the outskirts of the village, following which the army invaded the village shooting large amounts of tear-gas canisters inside populated areas. One demonstrator was slightly injured by a rubber coated bullet shot at his arm from close range. He required medical treatment and was taken to the hospital.
Picture Credit: Oren Ziv/Activestills
Picture Credit: Oren Ziv/Activestills

Hana Yahya Shalabi (30) from the Burqin village near Jenin was released as part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal, after being held in administrative detention for over two years (Sep. 2009 to Oct. 2011). During her arrest she was sexually harassed, put in solitary confinement and was denied trial. No allegations were brought against her by the Israeli security forces. On February 16th 2012 she was re-arrested and put under administrative detention for six month along with several other Palestinian prisoners released in the Gilad Shalit deal. Hana began a hunger strike, inspired by the hunger strike of Khader Adnan, to protest administrative detentions and abuse during interrogations and arrests. Hana Shalabi and over three hundred Palestinians are imprisoned for long periods without any charges and are never brought to trial. As a woman, Hana Shalabi faces a great risk of humiliation and sexual abuse, and has already been harassed in the past. Her strike calls attention to the physical and mental violence suffered by Palestinian women and men in Israeli jails.