On Friday, 13 March 2015 – Israeli Occupation Forces once again attacked the regular Friday demonstration against Israel’s occupation in Nabi Saleh. One person was injured due to IOF fire and 3 women were arrested and beaten during the demonstration by the IOF: Boshra Tamimi, Shireen and Tali Shapiro.
Tali Shapiro reports that she was released after some hours (due to the fact that she is an Israeli Jewish citizen) however, the IOF continue to detain the Palestinian arrestees, Boshra Tamimi for 4 days and Shireen for 24 hours.
Photos by Bilal Tamimi/Tamimi Press
Tali Shapiro being arrested
Child confronting Israeli soldiers after arrest of women
Mohammed Tamimi after the arrest of his mother Boshra is comforted by his father, Naji Tamimi
Injury for IOF fire
Video by David Reeb:
Report and photos by International Solidarity Movement: 13 February 2015
Palestinian women, children and men demonstrated in Nabi Saleh along with Israeli and international activists yesterday, as they do every Friday, against the confiscation of their land and against the theft of a village spring by the nearby illegal Israeli settlement.
The Israeli military deployed at least eighteen soldiers and five military jeeps against the protesters, firing around thirty tear gas rounds. Not long into the protest, they brought out snipers who threatened the demonstrators with rifles designed to shoot .22 caliber live ammunition. In recent weeks multiple village residents have been shot with live ammunition during Nabi Saleh’s protest; yesterday, organizers decided call an early end the action due to safety concerns.
By Nabi Saleh Solidarity.
Photos by PSCC, Tali Shapiro and Manal Tamimi
Friday’s demonstration in Nabi Saleh against Israel’s occupation called for freedom for all Palestinian political prisoners in Israel’s jails. In particular, the demonstration sought to highlight Israel’s imprisonment of Palestinian children and the violation of their human rights.
Israeli Occupation Forces sealed the village, closing the metal gates at the front of the village which are part of the Occupation infrastucture and then fired barrages of teargas at the non-violent demonstration, resulting in tens of people suffering from teargas inhalation and suffocation.
Joined by international and Israeli activists, the people of Nabi Saleh attempted to march to the front of the village, chanting slogans clalling for an end to Israel’s occuaption and for the protection of Palestinian and the implementation of international law. The Israeli military open fired on the peaceful demonstrators with steel coated rubber bullets and teargas.
Women from the village in an attempt to prevent Israeli snipers firing on Palestinian residents attempted to block them by standing in front of them.
Video by David Reeb
Nabi Saleh residents march against Israel’s occupation.Photo by Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC)
Israeli Occupation Forces enter Nabi Saleh. Photo by PSCC
Israeli occupation snipers firing on unarmed villagers in Nabi Saleh. Photo by PSCC
Palestinian women protesting in Nabi Saleh – Photo by Tali Shapiro
Palestinian woman standing in front of Israeli snipers to prevent them firing. Photo by PSCC
Palestinian woman attempting to stop Israeli snipers firing on protesters in Nabi Saleh.
Photo by Tali Shapiro
Palestinian women standing in front of Israeli snipers to prevent them firing on unarmed protesters. Photo by PSCC
Photo of Israeli sniper. Photo by Manal Tamim
Israeli snipers after they were forced to stop firing by Palestinian women. Photo by Manal Tamimi