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People in the West Ramallah village of Deit Qaddis went out to the fields and successfully blocked the start of works for a settler road that is planned to run through their lands. Military repression has caused tens of villagers to suffer from heavy breathing problems due to tear gas inhalation. Up to late in the afternoon, clashes have been reported in the village of Deir Qaddis between the people defending their lands and the IOF.




Non-violence activist Bassem Tamimi's address to Israel's Ofer military court during his trial for organizing protests in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. A military judge refused to allow Tamimi to read his full statement in court.



Your Honor,



I hold this speech out of belief in peace, justice, freedom, the right to live in dignity, and out of respect for free thought in the absence of Just Laws.








This year’s anniversary of the Naksa - the occupation of the West Bank (including East Jerusalem), the Gaza Strip and the Syrian Golan Heights by Israel - has been marked by historic popular protests.



On June 5 Palestinian refugees marched from Syria to the occupied Golan Heights while various protests were organized in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. In the Golan Heights, the Israeli army staged yet another massacre killing over 20 unarmed protestors.






Bil’in

15 demonstrators were injured today, including solidarity activists and a journalist. There were also dozens of cases of severe asphyxia as a result of inhaling the tear gas in clashes that took place in the village of Bil'in, after Occupation forces suppressed the central march against the Wall and the settlements in the village of Bil'in.

This march commemorated the second anniversary of the martyrdom on behalf of Abu Rahmah, and participants held Palestinian flags and pictures of martyrs Jawaher Abu Rahmah.

The Wall passes through land, destroying, expelling and uprooting all that is good and replacing it with hatred, increasing people’s suffering and further distancing justice from reality, damaging all that comes in its way, whether human, tree, or wildlife. Omar Izzat is one witness to what disaster and loss means.




On November 9th residents from Zububa, a village in the Jenin district surrounded by the Wall on three side, held a demonstration where sections of wires were torn down from the Wall. The following images were taken after the Occupation Military arrived and fired tear gas and bullets at the demonstrators.



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On August 21, 2003 the Israeli military “continued” with its plan to expel residents in Nazlat ‘Isa by demolishing over 100 shops--what remained of the commercial area after the demolitions in January 2003-- as well as five homes. A full press release from this disaster is available at Latest News.



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More about Nazlat 'Isa on this site.






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