About 20 Palestinian people involved in the joint struggle were already murdered by the Israeli state forces. Due to differential orders about shooting Israeli participants, till now no Israeli activist was murdered, though few were operated in hospitals after being shot, two lost part of their sight, and three suffered brain damage. Last Friday, Mustafa Tamimi of Nabi Saleh was murdered during the weekly demonstration by direct fire from few meter distance from an armored car. His head was seriously injured and hours of operations failed to save his life. Few thousands participated in the procession in Ramalla and about thousand came to his burial in Nabi Saleh. Dozens activists of the anarchists against the wall who knew Mustafa from the Friday demonstrations were among the about 50 Israelis who came to pay the last honer to Mustafa.
Bi'lin weekly demonstration, Dec. 9, 2011
The new pattern of the Friday demonstration in Bil'in already established. As soon as the noon prayer ends a contingent of the shabab travel to the new separation wall, and start their action at the south end of the adjacent Abu Lamun nature reservation. When the nonviolence demonstrators march approach the reservation the Israeli state force already attack the shabab with tear gas grenades. When our march pass the reservation and approach the wall, the state force just wait for an excuse to open their tear gas fire on us.
This week we had a relatively lively demonstration. The Palestinian activists of the village and the 7 Israelis of the anarchists against the wall initiative were joined by about two dozens of Belgian media students and half a dozen of Japanese medical project people. Due to the wind, we had to cross a cloud of tear gas which was carried from the shabab confrontation. We could see but luckily not smell the stinking water cannon spraying the shabab. Not long after we reached the separation wall, an activist of the shabab walked from the south along the wall between it and the spools of barbed wire "protecting" it. As expected, when he arrived at the point between the demonstration and the wall, the soldiers started to shoot us with canisters of tear gas. Due to the western wind most of us could not resist the tear gas and after a while all of the non violent demonstrators started to return to the village.
PHOTOS | Bi'lin weekly demonstration, Dec. 9, 2011: http://on.fb.me/uZeVxJ
Shuafat - PHOTOS | Clashes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, Dec. 11, 2011: http://on.fb.me/uuYehn — Richard Dufek's
Representatives of the Palestinian community in Shuafat have invited Israelis and Internationals to come to the weekly demo against the new checkpoint constructed by the Israeli military. The demonstration will be held on Sunday at 3. A transportation will pick up attendees from the Bell Garden at 1:45. To register for the transportation/directions please contact M.
The residents of Sheikh Jarrah are continuing their protest vigils in the neighborhood every Friday, protesting their violent evictions from their homes, the taking over of the neighborhood by the settlers, and the Judaization of East Jerusalem. After the radical Zionist Solidarity ended its involvement in the Friday demonstrations, the number of participants is only around 100 but more Palestinians do come.
PHOTOS - Al-Ma’sara weekly demonstration, Dec. 9, 2011: http://on.fb.me/vWsdpE
Today during the weekly demonstration, unarmed civilian, 28 year old Mustafa Tamimi, worker from Nabi Saleh was shot at close range (less than 10 meters according to eyewitness) and with precision and intent right in the face with a tear gas projectile and mutilated him for the rest of his life.
"Just got back from the hospital, where Mustafa Tamimi was taken after being hit in the face with a tear gas canister fired directly at him by a solider, during the weekly protest at a-Nabi Saleh. Here is the footage I filmed of the seconds after he was hit": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ5DipqScyE He was severely injured and is now undergoing emergency surgery right now. The footage is very hard to watch".
PHOTOS of the weekly demonstration
David Ribb video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RcibVRrT_4
"Mustafa Tamimi, a 28 year old resident of Nabi Saleh, was shot in the face yesterday, during the weekly protest in the village of Nabi Saleh. He sustained a critical head injury, under his right eye, and was evacuated to the Belinson hospital in Petah Tikwa. The severe trauma to Tamimi's brain, caused by the shooting, left the doctors with little to do to save his life, and he eventually passed away at 09:21 AM today. Tamimi's funeral will take place tomorrow (Sunday), leaving Ramallah at 10:00 AM towards Nabi Saleh, where it is expected to reach at around 11:00 AM"
Sunday, Few dozens of us (AAtW) participated in his funeral in the village. Few of our people were arrested after the clashes of the shabab and the Israeli army and one comrade (the spokesperson of the grass root popular comities - see his article at: http://www.anarkismo.net/article/21384) was rushed to the hospital for treatment after being suffocated tear gas combined with pepper and beaten by soldiers.
PHOTOS - Mustafa Tamimi's Body In Ramallah: http://on.fb.me/t5c3TX
PHOTOS - The Funeral of Shaheed Mustafa Tamimi in Nabi Saleh, Dec. 11, 2011: http://on.fb.me/skj17P
Israel Putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSV-3LXBIlQ
David Ribb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYOgKE9q3HI
Update on arrests: 7 arrested/detained yesterday in Nabi Saleh, including 3 Israelis, 3 internationals and 1 Palestinian. Fortunately, the Palestinian boy was released shortly after his detention. 3 of the others detained were released when they signed papers imposing a 15 day exclusion period from Nabi Saleh. Others are being brought before detention hearings today. Not much information on the situation of Jonathan Pollak who was hospitalized after being beaten and suffocated but initial reports are that he is okay.
PHOTOS - Ni'lin weekly demonstration, Dec. 9, 2011: http://on.fb.me/tJC6tf
PHOTOS - Demonstration against the wall in Qalandia, Dec. 7, 2011: http://on.fb.me/ssLTNt
there will be a demo at the Qalandia village tomorrow (9-11-11 not in the camp or checkpoint) - if you can make it please let me know.
PHOTOS - Qalandia demonstration, Dec. 9, 2011: http://on.fb.me/rAYsOg
firing tear gas directly at demonstrators is a regular thing. yesterday, around the time tamimi was shot, the army used the exact same method in kfur Qaddum. read: http://popularstruggle.org/content/kufr-qaddum-army-fires-teargas-directly-protesters
PHOTOS - Kufr Qaddum demonstration Dec. 9, 2011: http://on.fb.me/sXv2DK
At Kufr Qaddum Army Fires Teargas Directly at Protesters. See http://t.co/aXY1DFYo
South of Hebron Hills
Saturday activity to enable tilling the lands of villages near colonial settlements
Guy Butavia http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150467708512138.387555.779192137
Friday, a five thousands strong demo for human rights. The real radical left gave its unique contribution.
Israel Putermam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD3I0dJa7fQ
Saturday evening, about 200 activists converged in a demonstration in front of the war compound (called by the anarchists against the wall) to protest the murder of Mustafa Tamimi of Nabi Saleh.
Israel Puterman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PS36WrP5Ts
PHOTOS - http://on.fb.me/sE9zEm
Don't say we did not know #289
Here's another way of making life hard on the Palestinians of the South Hebron Hills region:
On Monday, 28th November, 2011, Civil Administration supervisors confiscated a Palestinian truck carrying construction materials to one of the cave-dweller villages in the South Hebron Hills region. They had no problem finding something out of order. So they confiscated the lorry. Past experience has shown that if an Israeli human rights organization sends a lawyer, it is interpreted as meaning that the Palestinian is wealthy, and so he can pay the fine to release his lorry. To avoid that, the Palestinian driver had to negotiate himself, and after a while the fine was decreased so that he could pay it. The driver then had to pay for the parking space as well.
The next day another lorry was confiscated.
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