Month: February 2014

5. 10 reasons to boycott Apartheid Israel (10:أسباب لمقاطعة إسرائيل)

كل يوم من هذا الأسبوع سيعطيكم ناشطون حركة التضامن من أجل  فلسطين حرة اسبابهم الشخصية ويطلبون منكم احترام حملة المقاطعة من اجل عزل و محاسبة الاحتلال الاسرائيلي و عنصريته

Everyday this week SFP activists will be giving you their personal reasons why they ask you all to respect the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel.

5. Shaker (refugee from Balata camp):

أنا أسكن المُخيم , وسبب لجوئي إحتلال غاصب , إعتصب أرضي وأرض أجدادي , إغتصب الأرض الكنعانية , ذات الملامح الشَرقية , لأنني حلمت بالعودة وأحلم بها دائماً أسميت بنتي على إسم مدينتي التي هُجرت منها , وكان أسمها يافا الجَميلة , الإحتلال لا يَرحم الإنسانية , فقد إغتصبوا كل شيء من حولي .. أيها العالم إرحمنا , وقف معنا ضَد الصهيونية , وقاطعوهم .

I am living in the camp and the reason I live in the camp is because the Occupation raped my land and the land of my ancestors,  seizing the land of the Canaanite with its Eastern features.  Because I always dream of returning I called my daughter after the name of the city that we were forced from. And her name is beautiful Jaffa. The ruthless Occupation has raped everything around me. Have mercy upon us dear world .. stand with us against Zionism, and boycott the Occupation.

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27/02/14: Muatazz Washaha, 24 years old, murdered by the Israeli Army

معتز وشحة (24 عامًا) من قرية بيرزيت قضاء رام الله، والذي استشهد اثناء وجوده في بيته وهو غير مسلح، وقد حاصرت منزله منذ ساعات الصباح الأولى قوات من العدو الصهيوني ودباباته واكثر من 30 جيب عسكري وما يقارب ال 1000 جندي صهيوني حاصروا المنزل والمنطقة التي يقع بها منزل الشهيد. تعرض لإصابة خلال محاولة الجنود حرق المنزل والذي تم اخماده من قبل الدفاع المدني الفلسطيني.. وبعدها قصفوا المنزل ب 5 صواريخ كتف والعديد العديد من القنابل.. ومن ثم طلبت قوات الاحتلال منه تسليم نفسه، فرفض قائلاً ” لن أسلم نفسي لهؤلاء الأنذال”.. قُصف المنزل خلاله بالقذائف والرشاشات الثقيلة، ودخلوا المنزل واعدموه برصاص حي في رأسه من مسافة قصيرة مما أدى إلى استشهاده وتناثر أشلائه وتدمير المنزل.

On Thursday morning the Israeli Army invaded Birzeit, a neighbourhood of Ramallah, and murdered 24 year old Muatazz Washaha in his home. The Army fired live ammunition and shelled his home for several hours, where Muatazz had taken shelter. He was murdered by live ammunition aimed at his head, in an execution style.

The Army allege Muatazz was wanted, however wanted for what is unknown and does not explain the extreme force used against him as he sought shelter from the bombardment in what ought to be a place of safety for us all, our homes. In an act of steadfastness and bravery Muatazz said:

I will not surrender to those bastards.

No shot were ever fired towards the soldiers. His murder is another act of extreme terrorism by Israel. The Army destroyed the house, bombarding it with shells.

SFP send their sincere condolences to his family at this tragic time. Several SFP members attended the hospital and home to directly express our sadness. In honour of Muatazz and all the martyrs of Palestine and freedom fighters around the world, we ask the world to end the impunity against Israel’s terrorism and join the campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). To find out how to boycott and join the campaign please click here.

Picture courtesy of Rani Rimawi

 

4. 10 reasons to boycott Apartheid Israel (10:أسباب لمقاطعة إسرائيل)

كل يوم من هذا الأسبوع سيعطيكم ناشطون حركة التضامن من أجل  فلسطين حرة اسبابهم الشخصية ويطلبون منكم احترام حملة المقاطعة من اجل عزل و محاسبة الاحتلال الاسرائيلي و عنصريته

Everyday this week SFP activists will be giving you their personal reasons why they ask you all to respect the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel.

4. Shamekh from Nablus (and now in the diaspora): 

أنا ابن فلسطين و إليها أنتمي عشقت ثراها وعشقت ترابها وشجرة زيتون راسخه شامخه ومثمرة ,وفجاة جاء الاحتلال الاسرائيلي و احتل أرضي وسرق الارض وأحرق الاشجار ,لأجل ذلك قاطعوا ..قاطعوا الاحتلال الاسرائيلي العنصري  ومنتجاته .,  قاطعوا الصهاينة وإسرائيل.


 Im a son of Palestine. I belong to it. I adore it’s heritage, it’s soil and it’s olive trees, which are great and fruitful. Suddenly the Israeli occupation came and stole our land and burned our trees, for this boycott…. Boycott the Israeli occupation! it’s racism and it’s products. Boycott Zionism and Israel.
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27/02/14: Israeli Army invade Burin and detain a child and arrest a young man

At around 20:00 on Wednesday evening the Israeli Army invaded Burin, just south of Nablus, terrifying residents. The Army ransacked several homes and detained the 15 year old child Saddam Rustam Tirawi for 3 hours and kidnapped 21 year old Mohammed Mashour Najjar, after beating him.

The Army invaded under the pretext of searching for youths which had defended their school against an attack and attempted invasion by the Army last week (see our two reports here and here). They terrorised the residents and children entering homes and firing sound bombs to scare.

Burin, which is surrounded by the illegal settlements of Yitzhar and Bracha, is subjected to daily Army and settler terrorism. Last year alone Burin lost over 1,400 olive trees to settler attacks and nearly 500 almond trees.

Mohammed’s arrest brings the total to 15 villagers currently being held in Apartheid Israeli prisons. Many of those prisons are supplied by companies such as the UK/ Dutch company G4S. We ask our international friends and supporters to join the grassroots Palestinian movement requesting boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) of Apartheid Israel. This is a tangible way you can help make a difference, in the face of international Government’s complicity in Apartheid Israel’s war crimes, and make it clear that Apartheid is not acceptable. For more details of how you can boycott and how to get involved in the campaign please click here.

اقتحمت قوات الاحتلال قرية بورين الواقعة جنوب مدينة نابلس حيث قامت قوات الاحتلال باعتقال المواطن محمد مشهور نجار والاعتداء عليه بالضرب اثناء الاعتقال

و هاجم عدد كبير من قوات الاحتلال المواطنين في قرية بورين واعتدو عليهم بالضرب واطلاق القنابل الصوتية على المنازل اضافة الى اقتحام منازل المواطنين بالقرية واجراء تحقيقات ميدانية مع الاطفال والشباب وخاصة طلاب المدارس

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3. 10 reasons to boycott Apartheid Israel (10:أسباب لمقاطعة إسرائيل)

كل يوم من هذا الأسبوع سيعطيكم ناشطون حركة التضامن من أجل فلسطين حرة اسبابهم الشخصية ويطلبون منكم احترام حملة المقاطعة من اجل عزل و محاسبة الاحتلال الاسرائيلي و عنصريته

Everyday this week SFP activists will be giving you their personal reasons why they ask you all to respect the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel.

3a. Sireen from Tubas (and a female ex-prisoner):

لأسرى يضحون بحريتهم من أجل الدفاع عن كرامتنا وعن حرية شعبنا وأرضنا ،والكيان الصهيوني يستعمل هذه الارض المسروقه من أهلها للتجاره ولقهر السكان الأصليين ، فالنقاطع الكيان الصهيوني العنصري ،ولا ندعم منتوجاته كي لا نشجعهم على قهر وأسر المزيد وعلى اغراء المزيد من الصهاينه للقدوم من الخارج لأرض فلسطين لاستثمارها .
For the prisoners who sacrificed their freedom to defend the dignity and freedom of our people; our land which the Zionist occupation has stolen for its trade; and for the subjugation of Palestinians … Boycott the racist Zionist occupation, don’t support their products and encourage them to overpower and imprison more Palestinians. Don’t tempt more Zionist to come and invest in our land.
3b. Maher from Nablus (and ex-prisoner):
أنا فلسطيني , أسير مُحرر / سرقَ الإحتلال من عُمري اربع سنوات لإني طالبت بالحُرية كما باقي العالم …القانون الدولي يسمح لنا بالعوده ولكن الاحتلال يمنع لاجل ذلك قاطعوا الاحتلال العنصري قاطعوا اسرائيل

I’m Palestinian and I got out of prison recently. The Occupation stole 4 years of my life, because of that I demand my freedom like any other person in the world. International law says we have the right to return, but the Occupation denies us this right. Because of that boycott the racist Occupation/ Boycott Israel.

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2. 10 reasons to boycott Apartheid Israel (10:أسباب لمقاطعة إسرائيل)

كل يوم من هذا الأسبوع سيعطيكم ناشطون حركة التضامن من أجل فلسطين حرة اسبابهم الشخصية ويطلبون منكم احترام حملة المقاطعة من اجل عزل و محاسبة الاحتلال الاسرائيلي و عنصريته

Everyday this week SFP activists will be giving you their personal reasons why they ask you all to respect the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel.

2. Badia from Hebron

بعد مجزرة الحرم الابراهيمي التي ارتكبها احد المستوطنين , قامت اسرائيل بمعاقبة الضحية واغلقت اكثر من 1800 محل تجاري وأغلاق شارع الشهداء الشارع الاطول ذات الحياة الاقتصادية والسيطرة على تاريخ وثقافة المدينة بالسيطرة على البلدة القديمة. قاطعوا اسرائيل ولا تدعموا احتلالها

After the massacre at the Ibrahimi mosque, committed by a settler in Hebron, Israel punished the victims by shutting down over 1800 shops in the Martyrs Street, the longest, most vibrant street in the city. Controlling the culture and history of Hebron by controlling its old city… Boycott Israel, don’t support its occupation.

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10 reasons to boycott Apartheid Israel (10:أسباب لمقاطعة إسرائيل)

كل يوم من هذا الأسبوع سيعطيكم ناشطون حركة التضامن من أجل  فلسطين حرة اسبابهم الشخصية ويطلبون منكم احترام حملة المقاطعة من اجل عزل و محاسبة الاحتلال الاسرائيلي و عنصريته

Everyday this week SFP activists will be giving you their personal reasons why they ask you all to respect the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel.

  1. Wael from Nablus:

عندما يسالوني اطفالي عن البحر وعن القدس وعن الوقوف طويلا عير الحواجز وعن الاسرى وعن الحياه كباقي اطفال العالم , عن اشياء يرونها يوميا عبر التلفاز :اقف حائر ولا اعرف ماذا اجيب ولكن اقول هذا هو الفصل العنصري . لأجل اطفالنا ..لأجل العداله والحريه اقول لاصدقائي في كل مكان قاطعوا الفصل العنصري …قاطعوا اسرائيل

When my children ask me about the sea, Jerusalem, the long waits at checkpoints, the prisoners, about living like regular children, and about the things they see on television, I just stand there not knowing what to say, I can only say this is Apartheid … for our children, for freedom and justice I tell all my friends everywhere: boycott apartheid, boycott Israel.

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24/02/14: Release of Badia Dwaik – request for funds

Dear Friends,

SFP and human rights activist Badia Dwaik was arrested and injured by the Israeli Army on Friday 21 February 2014. He was arrested while bravely demanding the opening of Shuhada Street, the main thoroughfare for Palestinians in Hebron. After a brutal arrest Badia was transferred to the Kiryat Arba police station inside the illegal settlement of the same name. He was the transferred to Ofer prison.

We are very pleased to inform everyone that after attending court at Ofer Military Court, It has been agreed that Badia will be released. To secure his release friends paid a 1000NIS fine.

We would be very grateful for any donations you could make, big or small, so that SFP can reimburse those that paid as they have limited financial means.

We have a Palestinian bank account (click here for details) and a PayPal account which is tax deductible for American residents. Please email us below for details of how to donate via the PayPal or American bank account direct.

Thank you in advance.

SFP Steering Committee

Image courtesy of Ma’an

22/02/14: SFP plant olive trees in Jeet and settlers attack

On Saturday morning activists from SFP joined the village of Jeet, in Qalqliya, in planting olive trees in an act of steadfastness. The activists planted several areas of land before proceeding to land stolen by the illegal settlement of Gilad. The activists successfully planted 15 olive trees inside the illegal settlement on Jeet land.

They were then spotted by a group of extremists settlers who ran towards then accompanied by several cars. The activists were able to return to the village, but the terrorist settlers then attacked the village, burning a car and attacking houses on the edge of the village.

In no more provocation than farmers wishing to plant their land, the settlers committed acts of terrorism. SFP calls on all people of good conscience around the world to abide by the Palestinian request for a boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) of Apartheid Israel, to hold it to account for its war crimes, in the absence of action by international governments. Villagers like Jeet are bravely struggling for their freedom. We ask you to support them in their struggle. To find out how to boycott and join the campaign please click here.

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