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

by Maan News: 12 April 2014

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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.”

Nabi Saleh mark International Women’s Day and protest the killing of Mu’taz Washaha by IOF

Photos and Report by Haim Schwarczenberg: 7 March 2014

Honoring Mu’taz Washaha from Bir Zeit, an activist murdered by the IOF a week prior, Palestinians and solidarity activists marched from Martyrs’ Square at the centre of Nabi Saleh towards the main road. Marking also international women’s day, prominent female protesters also confronted the soldiers who attempted to brutally disperse the march. One woman was severely beaten and transferred to a Ramallah hospital. Several other protesters were injured from rubber-coated steel bullets.

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Israeli Occupation Forces invade Nabi Saleh; search cars; fire live ammunition

by Nabi Saleh Solidarity: 4 March 2014

Israeli Occupation Forces have invaded Nabi Saleh on 4 March. The IOF fired teargas and rubber coated steel bullets. Cars were also  stopped and searched. At least two injuries have been reported.  According to the Popular Struggle Coordination Committe, the IOF fired live ammunition, as well as teargas and rubber coated steel bullets.

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Israeli military declare Nabi Saleh a close military zone again

by Popular Struggle Coordination Committee: 21 February 2014

Israeli forces attacked the weekly protest in Nabi Saleh against the settlements and occupation and used teargas, rubber bullets, plastic coated steel bullets and stun grenades towards the peaceful protesters from the village including women and children.

Clashes erupted in the village between Israeli forces fully armed and youth throwing stones as a response to Israeli forces declaring the village a closed military zone and the brutal attacks the villagers have received from Israeli forces for the entire week including night raids and arrests and the constant blocking of the village’s main entrance.

The protest have also taken place against the recent excavation lead by Israelis in the area for underground water or gas which is considered another theft of land and Palestinian resources.

The popular resistance committee in Nabi Saleh (Intifada) called for a national strategy to the popular resistance in Palestine in order for the movement to grow and achieve its goals in liberating Palestine.

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IMEMC: Several Palestinians Injured, Property Damaged, In Nabi Saleh

by IMEMC & Agencies: February 21, 2014

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.

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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.

IMEMC: Five Palestinians Kidnapped In Nabi Saleh

by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC News : February 18, 2014

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday, at around 2 am, the village of Nabi Saleh, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, violently searching homes and kidnapping five young Palestinian men.

 

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The Tamimi Press, in the village, quoted the soldiers claiming they are searching for what they called “wanted Palestinians”.

It added that the soldiers carried photos of several Palestinians from the village.

Soldiers then kidnapped Mohammad Atallah Tamimi, 25, Rami Hussein Tamimi, 36, Jihad Mohammad Tamimi, 23, Mahmoud Mohammad Tamimi, 19, and Basil Abdullah Tamimi, 16.

Tamimi Press has reported that the soldiers broke into its office and confiscated photos from its wall which documented the ongoing Israeli military violations against Palestinians, their lands and orchards.

The soldiers also took pictures of several homes before breaking into them and ransacking their furniture and belongings.

The army withdrew from the village later on, taking the kidnapped Palestinians to an unknown destination.