21/04/14: Tearing down the symbols of Apartheid

On Easter Monday morning activists set fire to a statute dedicated to an illegal settler. The statute was erected by settler terrorists in honour of one of their members killed while illegally colonizing Palestinian land. Activists are clear that they will tear down the symbols of Apartheid on their land.

Illegal settlements, their Apartheid roads and infrastructure cover the West Bank area of Palestine, leaving Palestinians with only 22% control of their land in the West Bank. These illegal settlements have expanded rapidly in the last year with 2013 seeing over 100% increase in building.

With the negotiations between the PA and Apartheid Israel on the brink of collapse and Apartheid Israel continuing their illegal colonization of Palestine, activists have committed to tearing down those structures and returning the land to Palestine and Palestinians, from the river to the sea.

قام نشطاء المقاومة الشعبية بحرق نصب تذكاري يعود لمستوطن قتل قبل عشرة اعوام بالقرب من مستوطنة غلعاد القريبة من قرية جيت
واكد النشطاء انهم سوف يستمرون في هدم الفصل العنصري و هذه الانصبه التذكاريه التي يبتقرها المستوطنون لسرقة الارض و اكدو ايضا انهم مستمرون في هذه الاعمال حتى استرداد كافة حقوقنا المشروعة و استعادة ارضنا المسلوبة من النهر الى البحر

21/04/14: Israeli Army attack Burin boys school

On Easter Monday afternoon the Israeli Army attacked Burin Boys School, just south of Nablus. The Army stormed the school and fired tear gas at the students as they were studying. Following the attack the school was closed resulting in the students education being interrupted again.

This is not the first time the Army has attacked the school. An Army patrol is regularly posted outside the school in an act of provocation, and last month the school was attacked twice by the Army, accusing students of throwing stones at them.

Burin village is surrounded by the illegal settlements of Bracha and Yitzhar, home to some of the most extreme Jewish terrorists. The village is regularly attacked by these terrorists accompanied by the Israeli Army.

Illegal settlements of rapidly expanded in the last few years with 2013 showing over 100% increase in building. SFP asks everyone to abide by the request of Palestinians for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Apartheid Israel. To find out how to boycott and join the campaign please click here.

 

حاولة قوات الاحتلال الاسرار\يلي اليوم بقتحام مدرسة بورين الثانوية بعد ان دارت اشتباكات بين الجنود و الطلاب حيث هدد الضابط الهي\ة التدريسية بقتل الطلاب و اغلاق المدرسة بعد ان فشلوا في محاولة اقتحامها

18/04/14: Qaryut affirm that resistance is a duty

On Friday activists from SFP joined Qaryut villagers as they went to pray on their land, denied access to them by Apartheid Israel. As the demonstrators left after the Friday prayers, and without any provocation, female Army soldiers open fire with volleys of tear gas. Several villagers suffered severe tear gas inhalation with two people requiring medical treatment.

After the prayers the Council of Qaryut had stated to the soldiers, which had been proceeding to surround the demonstrators as they prayed, that they would be leaving the area and that the soldiers should not attack. Despite this, and as villagers started to walk up the mountain back towards the village, two female soldiers opened fire directly at them. This caused many people to suffer from tear gas inhalation as well as tripping up on the dangerous rocky terrain.

This is common terror behaviour from the Army, who claim in the media they are just responding to rock throwing – no rock was thrown. Last week SFP activists, medical volunteer and Council member Bashar Qaryouti was hospitalised after tear gas was fired towards him. Bashar was clearly wearing his Palestinian Red Crescent uniform at the time.

Qaryut is surrounded by several illegal settlements, forever seeking to steal more village land. Less than one month ago the Council was handed a letter from the Army saying they were confiscating thousands of dunums of land to create a tourist area. The land is rich in archeological finds. As a result, and combined with their continuing inability to access their main road, the villagers agreed to launch demonstrations to take back the land and open up their road.

We encourage all those of good conscience to join Qaryut and all Palestinians in their resistance by abiding by the request for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Apartheid Israel. To find out how to boycott and more about the campaign please click here.

17/04/14: On Prisoner’s day Palestinians say “no freedom without freedom for all our prisoners”

On 17 April, known as Prisoner’s Day in Palestine, SFP joined families of prisoners in Nablus to demand their release. Groups and parties from all sides were united to demand that there is no freedom without the freedom of all prisoners.

According to best estimates 800,000 Palestinians have been interned by Apartheid Israel since 1967, representing 40% of the population. Many prisoners are tortured and interned without trial. Those that do have a trial face military courts where the conviction rate is over 99%. For Apartheid Israel to be born a Palestinian makes you guilty.

The negotiations being pushed by America and John Kerry between Apartheid Israel and the Palestinian Authority has floundered in recent weeks as Israel renegaded on the agreement to release all pre-Oslo Accord prisoners. This was part of the deal agreed with the Americans to restart negotiations 9 months ago. However, it is important to note that under the failed Oslo Accords, signed by Yasser Arafat in 1993, these prisoners were supposed to be released. Therefore, it is no surprise that over 20 years later Apartheid Israel lies again.

SFP will continue to support all prisoners and their families. SFP is clear that we will not wait for negotiations to bring the prisoners back home but will work towards bringing them home ourselves. We ask all those that believe in justice to help in that mission and abide by the request for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Apartheid Israel. We particularly ask that activists work towards actions related to the British/Dutch firm G4S, which supplies much of the prison infrastructure used by Apartheid Israel. For more details on G4S and the Stop G4S campaign in the UK please click here.

هذا اليوم تجلت فيه الوحده الوطنيه في اسمى معانيها.. والتف الجميع حول قضيه الاسرى.. وقالو بصوت واحد لاحريه دون حريه الاسرى..

17/04/14: Settlers burn 3300 chickens in Madama

On Thursday settlers set fire to a chicken shed burning alive 3300 chickens in the village of Madama, just south of Nablus.

Madama is surrounded by the illegal settlements of Bracha and Yitzhar. In the last week the Army, who usually protect these illegal settlements, has refused to stay in Yitzhar. These two settlements are home to some of the most extreme Jewish terrorist that attack and terrorise Palestinian villages on a daily basis.

بعض الصور لـ بركس الدواجن الذي تم احراقه اليوم من قبل المستوطنين في قرية مادما .والذي يعود للمواطن “ياسر طاهر قط “
ويذكر انه كان يوجد في البركس 3300 صوص احرقة بالكامل ..

16/04/14: Activists tell the Occupation “Abu Jihad is not forgotten”

On the 26th anniversary of the murder of Abu Jihad, activists issued more eviction notices to criminal settlers with the message that Abu Jihad is not forgotten and they will bring his body back to be buried on his land in Al-Ramla. Activists issued the notices in English and Hebrew, which also stated that the settlers should leave Palestinian lands, and left them at the entrances to several illegal settlements, settler Apartheid transport stops and at Huwwara checkpoint, just south of Nablus.

They also declared that Israel is a terror State, as they remembered, on the eve of his murder, Bassem Abu Rahme killed while peacefully demonstrating against the Apartheid Wall and illegal settlements that surround his village of Bilin. Bassem was killed by a direct shot to the chest with a high velocity tear gas canister on 17 April 2009. Despite video footage of the criminal act, terror State Israel did not prosecute any soldiers for his murder.

Khalil Ibrahim al-Wazir, or Abu Jihad as he was more commonly known, along with Yasser Arafat, was one of the founders of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and Fatah party. He was born in Al-Ramla and was a refugee after being forcefully expelled during the Nakba in 1948, when Jewish forces declared the State of Israel. He was assassinated by Mossad agents (Israeli external secret service) while in his home in exile in Tunis on 16 April 1988.

Apartheid Israel continues to use assassinations as a terror tool, an example of yet another war crime committed by the Apartheid State. Abu Jihad was buried in the Yarmouk refugee camp, still awaiting his lawful right to return to his homeland. Today activists, 26 years after his murder, affirmed that like the refugees they would ensure Abu Jihad came home to Palestine and there is justice for all the martyrs of the struggle for freedom.

قام نشطاء من المقاومة الشعبية و في ذكرى استشهاد خليل الوزير ابو جهاد و استشهاد باسم ابو رحمة من قرية بلعين بوضع ملسقات على جوانب شوارع المستوطنين تدعوهم لرحيل عن ارضهم و يرسلون للاحتلال رساله واضحة انهم لم ولن يقبلوا هذا الاحتلال وسوف يستمرون في هدم لفصل العنصري من البحر الى النهر

خليل الوزير ابو جهاد مواليد عام ١٩٣٥ ولد في مدينة الرملة و غادرها آلى غزة اثر حرب ١٩٤٨ مع أفراد عائلته هو احد قيادات المقاومة الفلسطينية و احد مؤسسي حركة التحرير الوطني الفلسطيني فتح استشهد بتاريخ ١٦/٤/١٩٨٨ في تونس بعد ان اقتحمت وحدة خاصة من الموساد الاسرائيلي منزله في تونس
باسم ابراهيم ابو رحمة، المعروف بـ (الفيل)، الذي روى بدمه الزكي ارض قرية الكفاح السلمي البطلة، وهو الشهيد الاول منذ بدأت القرية تشق طريقها دفاعا عن اراضيها واراضي القرى والبلدات الفلسطينية ضد جدار الفصل العنصري والضم والتهويد.
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Khalil Ibrahim Al-Wazir or “Abu Jihad”

Bassem Abu Rahme after he was shot
 

15/04/14: Burin sends Eid message to illegal settlers

On Tuesday evening SFP activists released a series of balloons with messages attached towards the illegal settlement of Bracha, to the north of the village. The criminal settlers and Army then proceeded to attack the activists, with the Army firing tear gas including inside village homes.

As the criminal settlers and Israeli Army looked on the activists released the balloons which floated perfectly towards the illegal settlement. Attached to them was messages telling the settlers to leave Palestinian land and that Israel is a terror State. Messages were in Hebrew and English.

The activists timed their message to coincide with the Jewish festival of Passover, where millions of Jewish people around the world will be remembering their biblical story of their exodus from Egypt and release from slavery. Activists were clear that while millions of peaceful Jews round the world observed this event, criminal settlers in the name of religion, continue to terrorise Palestinians, steal their land and kill.

قام نشطاء من حركة التضامن من اجل فلسطين حرة و متطوعين من مركز الشهيد بلال النجار بورين  بعمل سلسلة من البالاونات و ضعت عليهن اعلام فلسطين و رسائل تدعو المستوطنين بالرحيل عن ارضنا في عيد البيسح اليهودي  حيث قام النشطاء بارسال البالونات الى مستوطنة براخا المقامة على اراضي قرية بورين

وعندما راى المستوطنين الاعلام الفلسطينية فوق المستوطنه قاموا  بالاعتداء على القرية بمساعدة الجيش الاسرائيلي  الذي بدا بطلاق وابل من قنابل الغاز و قنابل الصوت

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15/04/14: On 3rd anniversary of Vittorio Arrigoni’s death, SFP remembers and honours him

Today marks the 3rd anniversary or Vittorio Arrigoni’s death in Gaza. Hisham Jamjoum, SFP Steering Committee member and friend of Vittorio, shares his memories of him with us:

Be a man, two words may hear them in the ethics or morality, may we read in some articles and books, but in fact the two words that were the principle of life and a encompassed by the fighter for the freedom of Palestine. This fighter paid with his life for the security of the Palestinian people, fighting through the popular resistance. He witnessed the Occupation in the cities of Nablus, Tulkarm and Ramallah. But also in the villages: Budrus; Biddu; and Beit Surik.  And he saw the Gaza Strip, showing the people his humanity.

Today marks the third anniversary of the death of a man, and a brother and son, dear to my heart and the hearts of many Palestinians who knew him. Vittorio understood the word, loving, helping people and being a strong believer in justice and the Palestinian cause. Elderly women loved him. He did hard work helping people wherever they were. In addition, he was a journalist, getting the message out about the Palestinian cause and the injustice the people suffered.

This man, who we lost 3 years ago to the hands and forces of darkness and criminality in the Gaza Strip, our beloved activist who we will not forget as long as I live, let his name echo in the skies of Palestine and the world, that he, Vittorio Arrigoni, has God’s mercy.

كن انسانا,كلمتان قد نسمعهما في أداب الأخلاق أو قد نقرأها في بعض المقالات والكتب, لكنها في الواقع هما كلمتان كانتا مبدأ حياة وبوصلة طريق لمناضل من أجل حرية فلسطين,هذا المناضل اللذي كلفته حياته ثمنا لما أمن به بحرية الشعب الفلسطيني عن طريق القاومه الشعبيه,فشهدت له مدن نابلس وطولكرم ورام الله.وقرى الزاويه ومسحه وبدرس وبدو وبيت سوريك كما شهد قطاع غزه لهذا الانسان في انسانيته.يصادف اليوم الذكرى الثالثه لاستشهاد انسان وأخ وابن عزيز على قلبي وقلوب الكثير من الفلسطينيين اللذين عرفوه انسانا بمعنى الكلمه,محبا لمساعدة الناس ومؤمنا بعدالة قضيتنا الفلسطينيه,فكم من امرأه مسنه دعت له بالخير لما كان يقوم به من عمل دؤوب في مساعدة الناس اينما تواجدوا,اضافة الى كتاباته كصحفي عن القضيه الفلسطينيه وعدالتها,هذا الانسان اللذي استشهد قبل 3 سنوات على يد قوى الظلام والاجرام في قطاع غزه الحبيب هو الناشط اللذي لن انساه ما دمت حيا اسمه دوى في سماء فلسطين والعالم انه فيتوريو أريغوني رحمه الله

Vittorio was a tireless supporter of Palestine and volunteered with the International Solidarity Movement and on the siege-busting boats to Gaza. He had been living in Gaza for a number of years prior to his kidnapping and eventual killing.

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14/04/14: Burin welcomes home Montaser Mahmoud Eid

On Monday evening the village of Burin welcomed home Montaser Mahmoud Eid from Apartheid Israeli prison after 14 months. Montaser was welcomed home by volunteers from the Bilal Najjar Cultural Centre, SFP and his family and friends.

Montaser’s return home, while a happy occasion, still leaves nearly a dozen young men and children from the village in Apartheid Israeli prisons. Burin suffers daily harassment from the Israeli Army and the criminal settlers that inhabit the illegal settlements that surround the village.

Many prisons in Apartheid Israeli and the machinery that serves them are equipped by the British-Danish multinational prisoner profiteering firm G4S. Activists and people of conscience around the world are asking Government’s, companies and individuals to stop working with G4S. If you are based in the UK we encourage you to get involved with the “Stop G4S” campaign, and support prisoners like Montaser who are kidnapped from their homes and tortured and interned by Apartheid Israel.

استقبلت قرية بورين و مركز الشهيد بلال النجار الثقافي ابنها الاسير المحرر من سجون الاحتلال منتصر محمود عيد بعد قضاء 14 شهرا في سجون الاحتلال بعد ان تم اعتقاله عام 2013 من منزله حركة التضامن من اجل فلسطين حرة (sfp) تدعم جميع الاسرى في سجون الاحتلال الاسرائيلي ونرجو من اخوتنا في الدول العربية و جامعة الدول العربية لممارسة الضغط على اسرائيل لوقف الفصل العنصري ونحن نطلب من جميع محبي العدالة وحقوق الإنسان بالضغط على الاحتلال الاسرائيلي بالافراج عن جميع الاسرى الفلسطينين و بالتقيد في الطلب الفلسطيني للمقاطعة وسحب الاستثمارات وفرض العقوبات (BDS) لمناهضة الفصل العنصري إسرائيل.

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11/04/14: Palestinians protest land thief and SFP activist hospitalised

On Friday after the midday prayers Palestinians across the West Bank demonstrated against the continual thief of their land by Aparthied Israel. SFP joined the village of Salem, east of Nablus, as they marched towards their land, land which they are continually denied access to and villagers fear may be blocked off to them altogether as the illegal settlement of Elon Moreh cuts into more of their lands. Villagers were met with Israeli Army aggression and a barrage of stun grenades and tear gas.

In Qaryut, south of Nablus, villagers went to pray in their land, an era where thousands of dunums are being stolen by Aparthied Israel. The peaceful protestors were met with tear gas, rubber coated steel bullets and stun grenades and SFP activists Bashar Qaryouti, also on the village Council and a member of the volunteer Red Crescent, was hospitalised.

As so called negotiations between the Palestinian Authority and Apartheid Israel continue, Aparthied Israel terrorises and steals more and more Palestinian land. SFP asks all those of good conscience to abide by the Palestinians call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Apartheid Israel. To find out how to boycott click here.

 

نابلس -قريه سالم- -نظم اهالي قريه سالم اليوم مسيره شارك فيها العشرات من الاهالي واصحاب الاراضي وتوجه المشاركون الى المنطقه الشرقيه من القريه وذلك احتجاجا على منع الاحتلال الاسرائيلي الاهالي الوصول الى اراضيهم متذرعا بعدم التنسيق تارة وبحجه ان المنطقه منطقه عسكريه وقد عبر الاهالي عن تخوفهم من نية الاحتلال الاسرائيلي مصادرة الاراضي والمقدره بالاف الدونمات وقد قام الجنود الاسرائيليين باطلاق القنابل الصوتيه وقنابل الغاز تجاه المشاركين بالمسيره

نابلس -قريوت -اليوم الجمعه شارك  العشرات من اهالي قريوت في المسيره الاسبوعيه للتعبير عن رفضهم لقرار الاحتلال الاسرائيلي  اغلاق الشارع الذي يصلهم مع رام الله ومصادره الاف الدونمات بحجه ربط المستوطنات بعضها بعض مثل مستوطنةة شيلو مع مستوطته عليه الامر الذي يحرم الاهالي من الوصول الى اراضيهم اضافه الى بناء المزيد من الستوطنات  وقد واجه الجود الاسرائيليين المشاركين بالمسيره بقنابل الغاز والاعيره المطاطيه  وقنابل  الصوت وقد اصيب حوالي عشرين شاب تم نقل البعض الى المستشفيات في نابلس من ضمنهم بشار القريوتي  احد نشطاء المقاومه الشعبيه وعضو الsfp

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Army terrorising villagers

Army terrorising protestors

SFP in Salem

Steadfast in Salem

Steadfast in Salem

Army terrorising villagers

Bashar Qaryouti in hospital

Bashar Qaryouti in hospital

SFP in Salem

 

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Protestors in Salem

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