Ramallah 10 May 2016 - In Ramallah, nearly two thousand people gathered to protest against the social security law. The demonstration started in the city centre to march past the Legislative Council building up to the ministry of public housing The protest has been called in opposition to a law that violates social and civic rights and engenders social injustice, favouring employers against employees. The demonstration, organised by the national committee formed to coordinate mobilization against the law, attracted workers of all different kinds, testifying how the opposition to the law unifies all strata of the population. The organisers say the participation would have been much bigger had the big companies not prevent their employees to join the demonstration.
Stop the Wall has sent an urgent complaint to UN Special Rapporteurs and diplomatic missions urging them to further investigate the Israeli repression of human rights defenders and to make 2012 the year in which they finally hold Israel accountable for these and other crimes. There is a clear pattern of escalation of Israeli repression developing and we call the international community to urgently take effective measures.
Nabi Saleh, West Bank – Palestinian activist Mustafa Tamimi, 28, died this morning of wounds sustained after the Israeli occupation forces shot him in the face on Friday at the weekly popular protest in Nabi Saleh. Tamimi was shot from less than 10-meters distance with a high velocity tear gas grenade that made him unconscious and bleeding profusely. He was then taken to hospital where he remained in life support until this morning. The Israeli occupation forces prevented his family from accompanying him.
Stop the Wall is organizing three demonstrations to add to the weekly Friday activities against the Wall in the different villages:
The demonstration takes place to commemorate the massacre of the people of al Sammou, south of Hebron. Exactly 45 years ago, on November 13 1966 Israeli forces raided this village, destroyed 125 houses, the village clinic and school as well as 15 houses in a neighboring village. 18 people were killed and 54 wounded.
Today, a first mass demonstration against the social security law that has been issued by president Abu Mazen and is supposed to come into force on April 21 has shown an overwhelming opposition among the Palestinian population to the policies of the Palestinian National Authority. After the mobilization of the teachers union at the beginning of this year, this is the second time Palestinian masses are out on the streets against the policies of the PNA.
Stop the Wall has prepared an interactive map of the locations of struggle of the current protests and mobilisation. The map will continue to be updated and expanded and shows examples of mobilisation and repression, photos, videos and local accounts.
In showing that Palestinians won’t submit to Israeli violence, the ongoing youth uprising has given the rest of Palestine hope.
Over the past several days, Palestinian youth in the West Bank have been exerting their political power — destroying parts of the Separation Wall surrounding the city of Abu Dis with a large hammer, rallying against the attacks on Jerusalemite Palestinians in the Old City, and clashing with Israeli soldiers at checkpoints.
1) 19-year-old Yahya Hashem Grerh died from his injuries after he got shot a week ago during clashed with Israeli military, in the eastern part of the Gaza Strip
2) 467 people have been injured, 438 of which in the West Bank, 29 in Gaza Strip. 34 of them have been injured with live ammunition, 95 with rubber-coated metal bullets, 322 suffered from asphyxiation by tear gas and 16 suffered other injuries.
3) Continuing clashes with the Israeli Forces starting from afternoon till midnight in more than 50 locations, among them:
The daily clashes continue, as does Israeli repression with the implemention of the group punishment policy, which includes house demolitions, land confiscation, the annulment of the residency documents for the Palestinians who live in Jerusalem.
14th October 2015
The Israeli Occupation Forces executed two young Palestinians in Jerusalem and a prisoner from Jenin was killed in one the Israeli prisons:
The young Palestinian Basim Ragheb Sider (20) from Hebron was executed by the Israeli occupation forces at Bab Al- Amoud in the center of Jerusalem under the accusation of having allegedly stabbed a soldier;later on, the the Israeli Occupation released some pictures that turned out to be fake and the boy did not have any knife as they claimed. According to eyewitnesses who were present on the scene of the murder, the Israeli soldiers fired more than ten bullets from a close distance without him stabbing anyone as the Israeli police claims, but soldiers left him to bleed and prevented the ambulance from reaching him until he bled to death.
Ahmad Fathi Abu Sha’ban (23) from Ras Al-Amoud neighborhood near the central station in Jerusalem was executed after being shot for allegedly stabbing a settler. The police claimed in a statement that one of its private forces shot an Arab young man who tried to stab a settler, which led to his killing right away. However, an Israeli witness confirmed that Abu Sha’ban did not have a knife and did not hurt anyone, one of the settlers started to shout, calling him a “terrorist” and so a policeman shot him from a zero distance.
News Bulletin of 13th October 2015. Resistance and Repression continues.
Three Palestinians have been killed in the same day in separate incidents, two of them from Jerusalem and one from Bethlehem:
Baha E’lyaan, (23), and his friend Bilal Omar Ghanem (23), ,both from Jabal Al-Mukaber in Jerusalem were involved in a stabbing and shooting attack on an Israeli bus.Baha was killed and Bilal was severely wounded. Bilal is still in the hospital for treatment and he is under arrest.
Ala’a Abu Jmal, (33), from Jabal Al- Mukaber in Jerusalem, ran over two settlers and then got out of his car and stabbed others.
Mutaz Ibrahim HamdanZawahreh, (27), from Al- Dhaisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem,was shot with live bullets in his back by the Israeli forces during clashes in Bethlehem. He was transferred to a hospital but the doctors’ attempts to keep him alive failed.
While the specter of a Third Intifada keeps rising, the international community concerns and confusion, the number of people killed and injured in the Occupied Territories by Israeli aggressions, escalates with no brakes nor distinctions.
Below are reported the main events occurred during the day of 10th October in West Bank, Gaza Strip, and 1948 Occupied territories.
The demonstrations and protests have been spreading all over historic Palestine. They have intensified in the Palestinian cities across the Green Line and protests in Gaza have cost six lives in one day only. The revolt is continuing as settlers have attacked Palestinians, especially in the Old City and Salfit area. As Israeli authorities are shooting live ammunition and engage across the line in extra-judicial killings, the mayor of Jerusalem has asked Israeli-Jewish citizens to wear their arms while in the streets.
Today, in Ramallah tens of thousands filled the entire city centre to accompany the funeral of Muhannad Halabi, killed three days ago after an attack in the Old City of Jerusalem.
The funeral started at 1pm when the masses gathered in front of the main mosque and marched from there to the city's cemetery in al Bireh. People shouted slogans that their uprising is a popular referendum for Palestinian policy.
Slogans condemned the Oslo process and welcomed a third Intifada.People cried out their readiness for the struggle and their readiness for sacrifice as they shouting slogans alerting Israel they would march in millions into Jerusalem, their capital. At the moment confrontations have started in Psagot settlement close to al Bireh and close to Beit El settlement, north of Ramallah.
October 7th 2015 – Resistance and Repression in Palestine
A brief report.
The rebellion unfolding in the West Bank and increasingly across the Green Line is a direct response to Israel’s intensified ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people and its almost seven decades old regime of occupation, apartheid and settler colonialism. It has seen yet another day of protests and murderous attacks by Israeli forces and settlers.
Below are the main events of October 7 in the Palestinian grassroots attempt to stop Israel’s plans to reduce the Palestinian people to shattered Bantustans in the West Bank and an open-air prison in Gaza.
Last week witnessed a series of Israeli violence and Palestinian popular protests which seem to be just the starting point of a relentless escalation. In just five days, four young Palestinians, each one not older than 19 years, have been violently killed during clashes, rows with the settlers, or, like the 13 year old Abd Al- Rahman Shadi Abed Allah, just because they was in the wrong place, at the wrong time. These brutal murders, together with the worsening of the ordinary policy by the Israeli government, including the enclosing of wide areas, and the blockade of the accesses to the main cities, and the “new trends”, as the demolition of the house of martyrs, or the permission granted to the soldier to shoot the stone-throwers during demonstration, could probably lead, in the following weeks, to what some already denominated as third intifada. Whether this scenario will be actualized or not, it is reasonable to assert that these last events are just the last step in a process which has lasted for more than one year, which saw the dramatic response of an exhausted Palestinian society to the constriction of the Occupation and to the alarming phenomenon of intensified Israeli ethnic cleansing.
Following the events of the previous days clashes continued to unfold, finding no rest. A spark has been lit and the present-day Palestinian uprising continues against the Israeli colonial regime and daily repression. Below is a summary of what happened Tuesday across the Occupied Territories of the West Bank.
Under the slogan “You are not alone – Standing up to settler violence”, Stop the Wall announces the program for this year’s mobilization to protect the olive harvest and Palestinian rights. This year, the olive harvesting takes place in a moment of dramatic escalation of settler and military violence against Palestinian farmers and villages, and on their lands.
Hundreds of people gathered for the mass mobilization Sunday morning. The protest tore down one of the gates of the Israeli apartheid infrastructure that segregates the Palestinian people from their lands and from each other.
The Popular committee of Beit Jala together with the Stop the Wall Campaign, the Popular Struggle Coordinating Committee and the Palestinian National Forces call for a mass protest against the construction of the Apartheid Wall, land grab and destruction of property in Cremisan Valley. The demonstration will take place on Sunday 23rd August at 11:00 a.m.
Early Monday morning, August 17, the Israeli military with its bulldozers stormed the area of Bir Uona archeological site, west of Beit Jala in Bethlehem governorate, and razed 25-30 dunums of land and uprooted about 45 olive trees, some of the hundreds of years old. Join the Solidarity Tent set up to challenge the land destruction is perpetrated in order to continue construction of the Apartheid Wall on the land of Cremisan Valley.