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

Destroying Apartheid

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

 

Protestors in Salem

 

Protestors in Salem

SFP in Salem

Water Apartheid in the Jordan Valley

This video, made by activists from the Jordan Valley Solidarity Campaign, details the difficulties faced by Palestinians in the Jordan Valley as they try to survive on their land.

As Apartheid Israel proclaims in its recounting of history that “it made the desert bloom”, the truth is that this ‘blooming’ came by stealing Palestinian water resources and redirecting them to illegal settlements, while systematically denying Palestinians their right to their resources and land.

This policy is a continuation of the Nakba of 1948, when Jewish terrorists forced Palestinians from their land at gun point. As Apartheid Israel continues to steal water it hopes to empty the land of the native Palestinian population.

Jordan Valley Solidarity Campaign supports and works with the Palestinian native inhabitants of the Jordan Valley area. To help them in their work we encourage you all to make a donation, so Palestinians remain steadfast on the land for generations to come and defy Israeli terrorism. To find out how to donate please click here.

09/04/14: Activists demand settlers leave their land as they remember the Deir Yassin massacre

On the 66th anniversary of the massacre by Jewish Irgun forces (the precursor to the Israeli Army) against the defenseless Palestinian villagers of Deir Yassin, activists put up posters and Palestinian flags near illegal settlements and along roads frequented by settlers and Army, demanding they leave their land. In Hebrew, Arabic and English the posters stated:

This is Apartheid (English)

Boycott Apartheid Israeli Occupation (Arabic)

It’s time to get out of our land (Hebrew)

After 66 years of Occupation, murder and oppression activists were clear in their message that they would no longer allow it to continue and settlers should leave Palestine.

Deir Yassin is a Palestinian village located to the west of Jerusalem. On 9 April 1948 Irgun terrorists attacked the village, massacring the residents. News of the massacre quickly spread and many terrified Palestinians fled their villages for fear of suffering a similar fate. These events are known as the ‘Nakba’ or ‘Catastrophe’.

6 million Palestinian refugees of Nakba are still awaiting to return to their homes they were terrorised from by what was to become the Israeli Army. Their right to return is defined in international law and reaffirmed every year since the Nakba by dozens of UN resolutions.

Just as activists issued eviction orders to the illegal settlers today, SFP believes in the right of return for all Palestinian refugees, and their right to assert their right. SFP is working with groups to begin the return of refugees to their homeland, Palestine.

We ask you to support Palestinians as they continue their struggle and take back their land by abiding by their request for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Apartheid Israel. To find out how to boycott please click here.

Also, if you would like to help support SFP in their activities we welcome donations. Please click here for details on how to donate.

Eviction notice for settlers

Eviction notice for settlers

 

Boycott

Boycott


Remembering Deir Yassin

Remembering Deir Yassin


Blood on your hands Apartheid Israel

Blood on your hands Apartheid Israel


Reclaiming the land

Reclaiming the land


This is Palestine

This is Palestine


From the river to the sea, this is Palestine

From the river to the sea, this is Palestine

 

 

 

 

07/04/14: SFP honours the martyrs of the Nablus invasion, 2002

On Monday evening activists from SFP, joined by the Tanweer Centre, marched around the streets of the Old City (Casbah) to honour the martyrs of the April 2002 invasion. Activists proceeded to Qaryun Square, where many Palestinians were killed including the al-Sha’bi family, which had been killed when the Israeli Army demolished their house on top of them, murdering 8 members of the family, including 3 children. The 7 April represents the bloodiest day for Nablus’s residents.

April 2002 was one of the bloodiest months of the Second Intifada with hundreds of Palestinians killed as the Israeli Army invaded cities across the West Bank. Nablus, known for its strong resistance, was therefore one of the cities singled out for the harshest Israeli terrorism. As well as the deaths of hundreds of Palestinians, the city was under curfew for months and millions of pounds worth of damage was done, particularly in the Casbah which is of historical importance.

As well as the destruction meted out to Nablus and other cities, the Israeli Army systematically destroyed and massacred refugees in the Jenin Refugee Camp. The camp was almost entirely destroyed as the Army bulldozers demolished homes on the heads of the residents.

While the Second Intifada has ended the Palestinians struggle for freedom and accountability for the war crimes Apartheid Israel committed still continues. In honour of all those that lost their lives for the struggle for Palestinian freedom we ask all people to abide by the boycott, divestment and sanctions request against Apartheid Israel. To find out how to boycott please click here.

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05/04/14: Activists return and destroy settler monument

On Saturday afternoon activists from the popular resistance returned to a settler monument on the road near Beit Lid village to destroy it for a second time. The monument had been repaired by settlers since activists burnt it two weeks ago.

Activists were clear in their message that they would never accept the Occupation of their land or it’s symbols. Wherever they were to be found activists would tear them down and return the land to Palestine and the native Palestinian inhabitants.

We ask everyone to join that struggle and abide by the Palestinians request for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Apartheid Israel. To find out about the campaign and how to boycott please click here.

نشطاء المقاومة الشعبية يقومون بحرق النصب التذكاري الذي أقامه المستوطنين بجانب قرية بيت ليد ويذكر ان هذه المرة الثانية التي يقوم بها النشطاء بحرق هذا النصب التذكاري حيث وجه النشطاء رساله واضحة انهم لن يقبلون و باي شكل من. الأشكال هذا الاحتلال الغاصب و سوف يستمرون في هدم الفصل العنصري في جميع أنحاء فلسطين من النهر الى البحر

04/04/14: Remembering the 1936 Arab Revolt

On the anniversary of the Arab Revolt, 3 April, against the British Mandate in Palestine, Abu Mohammed from Burin, shares with us his memories of what some call the 1st Intifada.

The Arab Revolt, as it has become known, was an uprising against the British Occupation of Palestine and increasing Jewish settlement. Palestinians rose up in peaceful demonstrations across Palestine. On 3 April 1936 Palestinians declared a strike which lasted for 6 months.

The British brutally suppressed the uprising with many of the Palestinian leaders murdered. As Palestinians remember the uprising, an uprising that continues to this day, they are still waiting for justice and recognition from the British authorities for the brutal role they played in what has now become over 90 years of British and now Apartheid Israeli occupation.

However, just like the brave resistance they displayed against the British, Palestinians continue to resist against Apartheid Israel, until victory and all of Palestine is free.

04/04/14: SFP join Qaryut as they reclaim their land

On Friday 4 April SFP joined the village of Qaryut as they reclaimed their land near the illegal settlement of Gilo. Hundreds of villagers walked towards the illegal settlement and prayed on the land, watched over by settlers and soldiers. 

Earlier in the week Qaryut had been handed a paper stating that Apartheid Israel was confiscating thousands of dunums of village land to create a tourist area. Land of particular archaeological and historical significance. In a meeting, attended by SFP, earlier in the week the village vowed not to give up their land. Today marked what activists promised would be the start of a campaign to reclaim back all their land.

The villages of Qaryut, Qusra and Jalud are surrounded by numerous illegal settlements. Illegal settlements built on stolen Palestinian land and housing criminal settlers who just this week set fire to some of Qaryut’s ancient olive trees.  

SFP and Qaryut are united in their resistance and determination. We ask all those who believe in freedom and justice to join us in that resistance and abide by the Palestinians request for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Apartheid Israel. To find out how to boycott and join the campaign please click here.