Video: Nabi Saleh stand in solidarity with Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria

by Nabi Saleh Solidarity: 10 January 2014

Nabi Saleh residents at the first Friday demonstration in 2014 stood in solidarity with the 18,000 Palestinian refugees trapped in Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria.  The refugee camp has been under siege for the past year, with no electricity of heating for the past 12 months and no food or medicine able to enter the camp for 6 months.

Activists at the demonstration in Nabi Saleh reported that two protesters have been shot by Israeli forces with rubber-coated steel bullets at the demonstration and that more than 500 tear gas canisters have been shot by Israeli Occupation Forces.

Video by Bilal Tamimi

Video by David Reeb

Video by Israel Puterman

PSCC report on Nabi Saleh protests – 30 August and 13 September 2013



By Popular Struggle Coordination Committee

Weekly Protests, Friday 30th August 2013 – full report for all districts click here.


In solidarity with Palestinian prisoners

After the Friday Prayer, Palestinian, Israeli and international activists marched from the Martyrs’ square, in the center of the village, towards the confiscated land and natural spring near the Israeli illegal settlement of Halamish. Activists chanted slogans calling to the release of Palestinian prisoners and condemning the expansion of Israeli illegal settlements in occupied Palestine.

As the march reached Al shaheed Musatafa Tamimi street, Israeli Forces attempted to suppress the protest by firing tear gas and coated rubber bullets at peaceful demonstrators. Several people suffocated from teargas.


Weekly Protests, Friday 13th September 2013 – full report for all districts click here


Call to release the Palestinian prisoners and end settler raids in Al Aqsa mosque

After the Friday Prayers, dozens of Palestinian, Israeli and international activists marched towards the confiscated land near the Israeli military watch tower at the entrance of the village, chanting slogans calling for national unity and holding photos of prisoners and of Yasser Arafat. As on most Fridays, the Israeli Forces prevented the march by firing a massive amount of rubber bullets and tear gas canisters leading to many suffocations cases. Clashes broke out; Israeli army invaded the village and targeted houses with their munitions.

The Popular Struggle leaders reminded that national unity is essential to end the occupation and to establish a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as a capital.

Four arrested at Nabi Saleh’s weekly protest

by International Solidarity Movement: 3 August 2013

Update 3th August: The fourth Israeli activist was released this morning at 5am.

On Friday August 2, Israeli Border Police aggressively attacked protesters marching in Nabi Saleh’s weekly demonstration, shooting rubber-coated steel bullets and sound bombs at very short distances while arresting protesters and  covering them in skunk water. The attack was initiated without any  previous action from the demonstrators and resulted in the arrest of four Israeli activist.

Protesters marching down the road towards the spring (Photo By Tamimi Press)

Protesters marching down the road towards the spring (Photo By Tamimi Press)

After midday prayer,  around forty people, Palestinians together with Israeli and international activists, gathered in the village’s square,  marched through Nabi Saleh’s streets and down the hill towards the stolen water spring. Israeli occupation forces were heavily present from the beginning and quickly charged at the demonstrators.

Invading the village, Israeli Border Police surrounded the protesters and without warning began firing rubber-coated steel bullets, sound bombs and skunk water at them. Though illegal by Israeli law,  the rubber and plastic coated steel bullets were shot from distances down to 10meters, barely missing the heads of fleeing international activists.

Despite the peaceful vibe of the protest, Israeli Border Police officers arrested four Israeli demonstrators and took them to the settlement nearby. One activist was humiliatingly handcuffed and blindfolded as he was taken away,  in spite of him offering no resistance to the arrest. Three of the four activists were later released.

The village of Nabi Saleh has demonstrated against the theft of their natural spring by the nearby Halamish settlement and the occupation in general since December 2009. Israeli forces violently suppress the weekly Friday protests by shooting tear gas canisters, skunk water, sound bombs, rubber-coated steel bullets and even live ammunition at protesters. Two people have been killed, Mustafa and Rushdi Tamimi, and many others severely injured.