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Israeli Occupation Forces arrest & beat 3 women during Friday demonstration – 13 March 2015

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

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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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Israeli Occupation Forces fire teargas against Nabi Saleh demonstration – 13 Feb 2015

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.

 

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Women of Nabi Saleh vs the Israeli Occupation Forces – 6 Feb 2015

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

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pscc - marchNabi Saleh residents march against Israel’s occupation.Photo by Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC)

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Nabi Saleh: Videos, reports & photos (17th – 31 January 2015)

21 January 2015

Update by Nabi Saleh Solidarity

IOF in Nabi Saleh on 21 January 2015. – the Israeli army raided NabiSaleh in the morning, firing live ammunition/teargas and arresting Eyad Tamimi (49) and Hamza Tamimi (25) from their houses

Photo: IOF in Nabi Saleh on 21 January 2015. - the Israeli army raided NabiSaleh in the morning, firing live ammunition/teargas and arresting Eyad Tamimi (49) and Hamza Tamimi (25) from their houses

23 January 2015

Update by Nabi Saleh Solidarity

Activists report IOF invade village with four jeeps and at least 18 soldiers before the weekly demonstration began. The fired large amounts of teargas at unarmed protesters. In particular the valley was filled with teargas making it difficult for people to breath. Residents reported that the teargas was particularly strong, with many suffocated by the gas due to the large quantities and strong winds. IOF continue to invade village and harass village for several hours after the conclusion of the demonstration.

 

Video by David Reeb

 

Report and photos from Haim Scwarczenberg:

(for more photos, click here)

“The weekly protest in Nabi Saleh followed a week of IDF raids in the village and arrests of residents, as well as what seems like the introduction of a new weapon that contains an unknown organge-colored chemical. Villagers and solidarity activists marched with the Palestinian and Egyptian flags to protest against arbitrary arrests of civilians. The IDF responded with barrages of tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and rounds of live ammunition (“tutu”) in order to disperse demonstrators. No major injuries reported.”

 

30 January 2015

Photos and text by Haim Schwarczenberg:

(for more photos, click here)

“Protesting the systematic detention of children and minors by the IDF, residents of Nabi Saleh and solidarity activists marched today, demonstrating against the recent prison sentence given to 14 years old Malak al-Khatib. Malak was accused of stone throwing, and was pressured into signing a plea deal which handed her a two-months prison term and 6000NIS fine. She is currently held in Hasharon prison, with other female Palestinian political prisoners. The IDF attempted to disperse the marchers by using tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and live ammunition (“tutu”). One child was injured from a live bullet and was taken to Salfit for medical treatment.”

 

Teen hurt as Israeli forces suppress West Bank demos

Maan News: 30/01/2015
(MaanImages)
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces suppressed weekly protests near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on Friday, injuring a child, a Ma’an reporter said.

In Nabi Saleh, a 15-year-old Palestinian boy was injured in the thigh with a live bullet fired by Israeli soldiers.

The boy, Muhammad Bilal al-Tamimi, was taken to the Palestine Medical Center in Ramallah.

This week’s march in Nabi Saleh was a protest of Israeli violations against Palestinian children. Protesters held signs against the Israeli occupation and demanding protection for Palestinian minors.

Demonstrators also carried pictures of Malak al-Khatib, a 14-year-old girl currently being held in Israeli custody.

Israeli soldiers fired tear-gas grenades and rubber-coated bullets at protesters. Clashes broke out after protesters refused to stop marching.

Meanwhile, in Bilin, a Palestinian was hit directly with a tear gas canister.

Several others suffered tear gas inhalation as Israeli forces suppressed a march made up of Palestinians from the village in addition to international and Israeli activists.

The protesters were calling for an end to Israeli aggression against Palestinian children.

Israeli forces detained local popular committee member Muhammad al-Khatib for a few hours before releasing him.

Nonviolent protests are held each Friday in villages across the West Bank in protest of the Israeli occupation, Israeli settlements, and the separation wall.

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Nabi Saleh: Videos, reports & photos (1st – 16th January 2015)

Video: 2 January 2015

by David Reeb

 

Reports & Photos: 16 January 2015

Report from Popular Struggle Coordination Committee

Local and International protesters participated in the peaceful weekly demonstration in Nabi Saleh. The reprisals didn’t made wait. The patients demonstrators suffered again the Israeli violence. The soldiers shot protesters with live bullets, pushing back them. Moreover, threw tear gas bombs leaving tens wounded. But, in spite of this, the demonstration continued shouting for stopping the violence, collective punishment and terror against humanity which Israel practice every day against Palestinians

ISM Report: Live ammunition used at Nabi Saleh demonstration

16th January 2015 | International Solidarity Movement | Nabi Saleh, Occupied Palestine

For five years now, residents of Nabi Saleh have been denied access to their spring. A source of irrigation for their crops, as well as a place for recreation: al-Qaws spring was the heart of this farming community.

The illegal settlement of Halamish was established on the land of Nabi Saleh, and the neighbouring village of Deir Nidham in 1977; since then, and particularly in recent years, the settlement has been growing, stealing more land, and finally denying the villagers access to their spring.

The illegal settlement (photo by ISM).

For five years, every Friday, residents of Nabi Saleh gather with local supporters, Israeli and international activists, to protest against the theft of their land and the denial of access to the spring. Sometimes, with bravery and determination alone, these villagers have managed to reach the spring, stealing a few precious moments before the arrests and reprisals reach their climax.  Most of the time, the repression from the Israeli Occupation Forces is too great to get anywhere close.

Today in Nabi Saleh the villagers gathered at the petrol station on the edge of the village; undeterred by the rain, they were ready for the weekly demonstration. The weekly show of strength and determination to fight for what is rightfully theirs.

Photo by ISM

We walked down the road, men, women, and children chanting in Arabic and English, voicing our common determination to end this occupation. The Israeli military were waiting at the bottom of the road, blockading the access to the village. As soon as we were in range the tear gas started. A peaceful march met with poisonous tear gas from the very beginning. Many attempted to throw and kick the smoking toxic canisters away, but the sheer quantity meant we had to retreat quickly.

Photo by ISM

As the smoke cleared, we tried to walk forwards once more. But then the unmistakable crack of live ammunition. We ran back. Without provocation, live ammunition was aimed at a group of peaceful protestors. Fortunately this time the bullet didn’t find a body, but the Israeli Occupation Forces lack of respect for human life is truly frightening.

Two months ago four protestors were injured at this peaceful demonstration, adding to a long list of villagers who have been hurt or killed by Israeli military bullets whilst trying to fight for their rights. The army have been using live ammunition at this group of families and demonstrators more and more frequently during the last year. So the villagers’ weekly demonstration to struggle for their most basic rights – land and water – has been reduced to a short walk to become the target of bullets. Each week villagers risk their lives because they will never accept the theft of their land. Each week they are shot at because they want access to the spring which has been the source of life for their community for generations.

Photo by ISM

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Four injured by live ammunition as Israeli occupation forces attack weekly protest in Nabi Saleh

Nabi Saleh Solidarity – 21 November 2014

Residents of Nabi Saleh and their supporters once again protested Israel’s ongoing occupation.  The unarmed protesters were attacked by Israeli Occupation forces resulting in four injuries from live ammunition, as well as many injuries gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets and several cases of tear gas inhalation.

Photos by Bilal Tamimi

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