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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.

 

Mustafa Tamimi dies of wounds after being shot in the face by Israeli army.

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.

- Announcement follows similar decisions by authorities in Argentina and Netherlands
- Actions against Mekorot held across 12 countries

22\4\2014 The area of Tulkarm has become synonymous for the number of recycling plants established within the occupied West Bank. The Nitzanei Shalom settlement industrial zone, which Israeli’s refer to as ‘Buds of Peace’, built upon the town of Tulkarm in the early eighties had previously been confiscated by military order, taking thousands of acres of land.

20\4\2014 Although negotiations continue between the Palestinian and Israeli sides, there has been no change on the daily practices Israeli government and settlers implement in the occupied territories. Reports indicate that, in March, the Israeli government approved the building of 2840 housing units in the city of Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank.

Deir Istya is an old historic village with architecture and city walls from the Mamluk era, the Roman and Byzantine times and the Ottoman Empire. It is located in the West Bank C-area, meaning that Israel has full security and civil control over the area. It is one of the oldest villages in the West Bank. Approximately 3500 persons inhabit the village. There are currently ten settlements that encircle this area. Five of them are on the land of Deir Istya, while the others claim land from surrounding villages. The village faces many problems, particularly during the season of olive harvest.

The town of Beit Jala lies in Bethlehem district in the West Bank, governed by it’s own municipality and mayor. It is both A-area (approximately 25 per cent) and C-area (the remaining percentage of Beit Jala-land)[1]. Traditionally, the inhabitants of Beit Jala consisted of 80 per cent Christians, but today this figure is much less. The area is considered of great religious importance, but Beit Jala is currently facing many difficulties concerning the Apartheid Wall.

‘Azzun ‘Atma is a small village in Qalqiliya district of the West Bank that has been occupied since 1967. It is governed as a C-area, meaning that Israeli authorities have full security and civil control. The village of ‘Azzun ‘Atma faces many difficulties due to the checkpoints and the Apartheid Wall, and the settlements that surround the area of the village. Persons from the area who work inside Israel struggle with bad working conditions.

 

2 \ 4 \ 2014 The Union of Palestinian Farmers and the grass-roots campaign Stop the Wall, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, and the Association of Kafr al-Labad planted more than 100 olive seedlings on a land threatened with confiscation near "Avni Hefetz" settlement, which was built on the lands of Kafr al-Labad and Shufa villages in Tulkarm. Dozens of volunteers and farmers planted seedlings commemorating the eternal Land Day.

 

1 \ 4 \ 2014 Israeli occupation forces demolished houses and barracks in "Humsa Bokayaa" area in the Jordan Valley, that belongs to Walid Suleiman Abu Kabash, Hakam Abu Kabash and Ali Abu Kabash, who said that the occupation forces came at 8am in the

31 \ 3 \ 2014 Israeli occupation forces suppressed the demonstrations, which began in various Palestinian

 

Occupied territories since 1948, and occupied west bank to commemorate the 38th anniversary of land Day.  Thousands have participated in land day demonstration in the cities of Araba, and Sakhnin to commemorate the 38 anniversary of land day; and they laid wreaths on the memorial of land day martyrs, condemning the policies of Israeli government towards Palestinians and emphasizing the continued existence of the causes of land day uprising to this day.

21\2\2014 today, Israeli forces arrested five citizens including Badie Dweik, an activist in Youth Against  Settlements, and dozens were injured. A  Sky agency journalist injured in the head by a tear gas, after the occupation army suppressed the demonstration that Hebron Defense Committee, Stop the Wall campaign, Youth Against Settlements, and several national bodies have called for  on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of  Al Ibrahimi Mosque  massacre.

Since a new round of negotiations started five months ago between Israel and Palestine, under US mediation, the Israeli State started building over 9500 new settlements in the West Bank, Occupied Palestinian Territory. It is expected that 150,000 Israeli settlers will arrive to join the occupation and the Apartheid that is harassing the Palestinian people.

 

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