Protests

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.

 

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.

Over one thousand people marked the 16th anniversary of the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the illegality of the Wall and the obligation of the international community to act in order to stop it and end Israel’s violation of international law.

People gathered to protest Israel’s impending plans to formalize the annexation of up to 30% of the West Bank, which would leave them completely isolated in their villages behind the wall in ‘annexed’ land and without rights.

Another crime held by the Israeli occupation through the murder of Ahmad Erekat, 27, en route to his sister’s wedding ignites outrage all over occupied West Bank. The murder of Ahmad is part of a series of aggressive acts by the Israeli occupation amid the looming de jure annexation of the West Bank. More than any time before, Palestinians, in a united call, stress on the international community to take immediate measures to impose sanctions on Israeli apartheid and hold Israeli occupation forces accountable for their crimes and violations of Palestinians' human rights.

Last Wednesday, March 11,  Mohammed Abdel Karim Hamayel was shot dead while defending his land, Mount Al-Arma, near Beita Village, south of Nablus, from being taken over by the Israeli settlers. As Stop the Wall Campaign we mourn Muhammad’s death and warn that the point blank killing of Muhammed, the use of live ammunition that injured dozens of fellow protestors and the brutal indiscriminate violence by the Israeli occupation forces may start another wave of escalating violence against Palestinian communities, particularly youth.

Outraged at Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century,’ Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip and all over the West Bank - the Jordan Valley, Jericho, Jerusalem, Hebron, Ramallah, Bethlehem and Qalqilya - protested to denounce the US plan for peace. Palestinians see plans for another Nakba, the catastrophic mass expulsion of Palestinians in 1948, lying at the very heart of it. Dozens of protesters suffered suffocation due to tear gas fired by the Israeli occupation forces while others were shot with live ammunition and rubber-coated bullets.

This morning over 150 Palestinian and international activists raised Palestinian flags in the illegal settlement outpost on the land of Khirbet al Maleh, northern Jordan Valley, as a nonviolent direct action and end of the 'UNITED IN STRUGGLE' National Conference on popular resistance. 

A few days ago, settlers have started the attempt to establish a new settlement outpost in East Sawahreh. This Friday the popular mobilization took the first steps to stop Israel’s effort to steal and colonize even more Palestinian land.

Last Friday, in Kufr Malek a mass demonstration has protested the establishment of a new settlement outpost on the village lands. The mobilization comes after last year four settler outposts were stopped by popular resistance. One settlement at a time, we are challenging Israel's settlement project and apartheid regime.

Today, Eid al Adhar, the most important holiday in the Muslim calendar, Israel attempted a take over of the Al Aqsa mosque in its ongoing policy to Judaize Jerusalem. Yet, tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered for prayers at the Mosque defended their holy places, rights and dignity.

The Palestinian BDS movement staged a peaceful demonstration at the Ofar trading checkpoint in Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine was conducted on August 5th, 2019. The purpose was to boycott the cheap Israeli goods being flooded into the Palestinian economy while Israel imposes high tariffs on Palestinian goods, if they allow the goods to cross the checkpoints within the occupied West Bank, so that they can be exported or even transported from one city to the other, to begin with. These illegal actions are purposefully damaging to the Palestinian economy, and are an example of neo-colonial economic strategy. 

The second Friday in a row, people gathered in protest on the rubbles of the buildings that until two weeks ago were the homes of hundreds of Palestinian families that are to be ethnically cleansed by Israel. Across Israel's apartheid Wall more activists gathered to show unity and support for the steadfastness of the residents. Wadi Hummus will survive!

On May 17, for the 5th year in a row the Land Defense Coalition organized together with the Falestiniyat movement, formed by Palestinians inside the Green Line the commemoration of Tantura Massacre."Everyone felt for one moment that Tantura was liberated that evening and return had been achieved".

Stop the Wall participated in and organized a number of activities to commemorate 71 years since the Nakba (arabic for ‘catastrophe’), the mass expulsion of the Palestinian people from their homes and lands, started. Beyond national actions, the youth reaffirmed their commitment to return and Saffa remembered those killed in the battles to defend the village.

On Friday, February 22, Palestinians organized a mass protest to remember the 25th anniversary of the Massacre of the Ibrahimi Mosque and to protest the ongoing segregation, repression and dispossession of the Palestinian population in Hebron at the hands of the Israeli military and the illegal settlers in the city.

Beginning of the year, Israel's minister for 'strategic affairs' had called for the treatment Palestinian prisoners are suffering in Israeli jails to be even worsened. As raids inside the prisons are increasing, inmates are injured or even dying, Stop the Wall joins the Palestinian Higher Committee for Prisoners Affairs for regular protests in support of the over 5000 Palestinians in Israeli prisons.

This Friday the village of al Mughayyir stood up together with grassroots movements and activists to fight back against deadly settler violence. Last Saturday settlers murdered 38-years old Hamdi Saadeh Naasan and injured many more when they invaded the village.

Palestinian grassroots movements organized the first bloackade of the newly opened apartheid road, east of Jerusalem. On January 23, activists blockaded the entrance gates to the 5km stretch of road, walled-off in the middle to segregate Palestinians.

This year started with continuous, popular protests across the West Bank and with actions of solidarity between the people to strengthen the steadfastness of those in the frontlines of the Israeli attacks. As Israel attempts to push forward its policies of expulsion and apartheid in the occupied West Bank, resistance continues and grows from community to community. 

People in Ramallah have taken to the streets in protest over Israel's brutal military escalation against the Gaza Strip that has killed already 15 Palestinians, injured scores and wrecked havock over the already besieged Strip.
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