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(en) Palestine-Israel, The third Intifada collect momentum - this week with prisoners at its center (it)
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:30:21 +0200
In spite of the reluctant of the Palestinian ruling elite, the third Intifada collect
momentum. In Hebron, the pictures of the Shuhada yearly joint action show a chain of
Palestinian Authority soldiers blocking the Palestinian demonstrators from clashing with
the Israeli state force. However, the general mounting tension, the long hunger striking
prisoners, the initiatives of the popular comities... and the Israeli "punishments"
together with settler colonialists terror actions feed the gradual escalation. It is not
sure yet if it will explode like a powder keg which got a spark or just escalate
gradually. The regular locations of joint week end struggle persist with some new ones not
"Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli Army/border police are taking place in
several locations across the West Bank including Jerusalem, Ofer concentration camp,
Qalandiya, Hebron (Shuhada street), Bethlehem, Nablus, Jenin, Tulkarem, villages of
popular resistance (Bil'in), Ni'ilin, Nabi Saleh, Jayyus, Qaddum, Ma'asara) and other
locations. Dozens of injuries and several arrests reported."
Hebron - Al-Khalil
A crowd of Palestinian, Israeli and international activists is gathering at the entrance
to Shuhada Street in Hebron, West Bank to start the demonstration "Open Shuhada Street"
Demonstrators march during a protest against the closure of the Shuhada street to
Palestinians, in the West Bank city of Hebron February 22, 2013. Hundreds of
demonstrators, including foreign and Israeli activists, gathered on Friday, marking the
19th anniversary of the closure of the street, which was closed by the Israeli army in
1994 following the Hebron mosque massacre by Baruch Goldstein, an Israeli settler, who
went on a rampage inside Al Ibrahimi Mosque, killing 29 Palestinian worshipers.
Photo by: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org
After a long confrontation the PA police officers formed a line between the Israeli
soldiers and the protestors, brining the demonstration to an end.
A number of Israeli and international activists participate in the protests of Hebron by
blocking the Israeli army from reaching the Palestinian protesters.
israel putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXzFL_mvZgo
This Friday too many Bil'in activists went to demonstrate in Hebron and in front of Ofer
prison. Thus, the demo was small, but even a peaceful march escorted by Hanna's lovely
trumpet suffered several rounds of gas. In the meantime, further south, a handful of
shabab was busy climbing the wall, and diverting the soldiers' attention with stones
Hamde abu rahma:
"Today's demonstration in NabiSaleh has begun, protesters started to march towards the
spring. IOF have invaded the village, accompanied by skunk truck." "IOF are firing rubber
coated steel bullets and teargas. IOF have also sprayed Bilal Tamimi with pepper spray."
Activists in Nabi Saleh are reporting that the demo is over for the day but the IOF remain
at the entrances/exits of the village. One person injured with rubber bullet to the leg,
but is in okay condition. "The 14 year old boy who was injured by at least 3 rubber coated
steel bullets and kidnapped by the IOF and taken to the check point tower has been
evacuated to hospital in Ramallah." It is currently unclear how bad his injuries are.
Photograph of Palestinian ambulance arriving to evacuate the boy:
David Reeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj-fZwYL1Qg
"Their will, be a demo this Friday at Izbat Tabib, for solidarity with the 200 day's
hunger striker Samer Issawi. Let me know if you want to come and want more info... "
Jayyous Weekly Demonstration: Reclaiming the Dignity of the Land
"The people of Jayyous invite you to join our weekly demonstrations against the re-routing
of the wall further into Jayyous land. The new rout of the wall is in violation of
Israel's own supreme court, which in 2009 decided it should be moved to the so-called
Green Line. The work on the new rout has already begun, and it will annex 300 Dunams of
Jayyous land, uprooting over a 1000 olive trees. Additionally, settlers have placed 6
caravans, expanding the Tsofim settlement on our land. We are asking every one of you to
come and be part of our popular resistance to reclaim our land and its dignity.
See you at the Jayyous main mosque, Friday after prayer."
Jayyous Youth Committee
Weekly demonstrations resume in Jayyous
Protesters were met with tear gas canisters at today's demonstration in Jayyous. One
person was hit by a canister in the back.
Tear gas canisters being shot at the protest in Jayyous (Photo taken from Jayyous Weekly
After midday prayer, around 150 residents from Jayyous, joined by a handful of Israeli and
International activists, marched from the center of the village towards the fence located
on the outskirts of Jayyous.
Soon after protesters reached the area, Israeli army and border police started to shoot
tear gas canisters at the crowd. As clashes erupted, Israeli forces chased the
demonstrators through the fields while shooting more tear gas canisters, making them run
back and forward. One of the protesters was hit by a tear gas canister in his back and was
taken away by an ambulance. Confrontations lasted until sunset.
Last Friday, Jayyous, a village located northeast of Qalqilya, began to hold weekly
demonstrations against the re-routing of the Wall and expansion of the nearby Jewish-only
settlement of Tsofim. Settlers from Tsofim have recently created an outpost of six
caravans, expanding the settlement westward, on the village's land. Additionally, the new
route of the Wall will annex 300 more dunums of Jayyous land.
February, 22,2013 Demonstration in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners and
huger strikers and commemorate the 19th anniversary of Al Khalil Massacre.
Saeed Amireh http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151750812954447.643484.575279446
Friday. Over 100 residents from Kufr Qaddum, together with Israeli activists, participated
in today’s demonstration, dedicated to Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. After
midday prayers, protesters marched from the center of the village up the main road leading
to Qedumim settlement. Confrontations erupted between demonstrators and Israeli forces,
which shot large quantities of tear gas canisters, resulting in dozens of protesters
suffering from suffocation. The demonstration finished at around 2pm, when Palestinian
protesters marched down the road back to the village.
Since 2011, residents of Kufr Qaddum have been resisting the land grab and the road
closure by holding weekly demonstrations. The Israeli army often violently suppresses the
protests shooting tear gas canisters and stun grenades.
Photo by AlMasira:
Tel Aviv Jaffa
This Saturday evening February 23, 2013 in Jaffa - at the foot of the clock tower, like
every other evening, activists continue to show solidarity with Samer Issawi and other
Palestinian political prisoners. Oren Ziv/Activestills.org
------------------- Don't say we did not know #350 -----------------------
On Saturday night, 9th February, 2013, at about 9:00pm, settlers came from the direction
of the settlements Karnei Shomron and Ganei Shomron to the eastern end of the Palestinian
village 'Azzun, and threw stones at village homes. Villagers tried to get rid of them.
IDF soldiers who came managed to get the settlers out. Then, soldiers arrived in the
village from the north and attacked some villagers. Those soldiers then blocked the
entrance to the village with a checkpoint. Ever since, entry to and exit from the village
has only been allowed on foot. Five people going through the checkpoint have been arrested.
On Tuesday, 12th February, 2013, government representatives accompanied by the Green
Patrol and police came and destroyed cereals in Umm Batin, Khirbet ElWatan and Laqia, all
Bedouin neighbourhoods in the Negev.
That same day, government representatives escorted by police came and again demolished the
Bedouin village El'Araqib. They continued and demolished part of a home belonging to the
El'Uqbi family in El'Araqib.
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