Month: April 2014

29/04/14: SFP and Nablus shows solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike

In the square of Nablus activists have erected a tent in solidarity with the 195 Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli Apartheid Occupation prisons. SFP activists along with local prisoner rights groups have been keeping a constant presence at the tent and organising activities to promote awareness and support for the hunger striking prisoners.

On 24 April a mass hunger strike was launched by Palestinian prisoners held under what is known as “administrative detention”. This is when Palestinians are held with no charge for up to 6 months before they are required to appear before a Judge. These orders can then be renewed indefinitely and regularly cite secret evidence that they and their lawyers have no access to.

According to Addameer (the Palestinian NGO supporting prisoners and human rights):

The strike is currently taking place in Ofer, Megiddo and the Naqab Prisons and there are plans to escalate the strike should the striking detainee’s demands not be met. The general demand of the hunger strikers is an end to the use of administrative detention. The hunger strikers are also specifically demanding that extensions to administrative detention orders are limited to one extension only.
As of 1 March 2014 there were 183 Palestinians being held without charge or trial under administrative detention, including 9 Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) members. This number has been steadily increasing over the last year. In 2014 alone, Israel has used administrative detention against 142 detainees, including renewing existing orders and issuing new orders.
The hunger strike can be traced back to May 2012 when an agreement was reached between the Israeli Prison Service and representatives of the prisoners, which brought an end to a mass hunger strike involving approximately 2,000 political prisoners. As part of this agreement Israel agreed to limit its use of administrative detention to only exceptional circumstances. However, since then Israel has reneged on the agreement and has continued to use administrative detention on a systematic basis leaving the detainees with little choice but to launch a fresh strike.
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.
نابلس -الفلسطينييون يقيمون خيمه تضامن مع الاسرى المضرين عن الطعام  على ميدان الشهداء في نابلس  وقد عبر المنظمون للخيمه عن برنامج و سلسله فعاليات تضامنيه مع الاسرى الادارييين  المضربين عن الطعام  والمقدر عددهم 195 اسير اعلنوا اضرابهم قبل خمسة ايام   وقد زار الخيمه اهالي الاسرى والمؤسسات الوطنيه.. حركة تضامن من اجل فلسطين حرهsfp  شريكه في الخيمه ومن المشاركين في الخطوات والفعاليات القادمه من اجل دعم الاسرى والمطالبه بالافراج عنهم  ويذكر ان داخل السجون الاسرائيليه  اكثر من خمسه الاف اسير فلسطيني  يتعرضون لاستفزازت  وعقوبات من قبل اداره مصلحة السجون  الاسرائيليه  عدا عن الاهمال الطبي والعزل الانفرادي وقد طالب الاسرى الفلسطينييون المؤسسات الرسميه والاهليه  والاهالي الى التضامن معهم عبر التوجه الى الشوراع واقامة خيم الاعتصام التضامنيه
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29/04/14: Israeli Army demolish a mosque and homes in Khirbet al-Taweel

At dawn on Tuesday morning five Israeli Army bulldozers and a large force of jeeps and soldiers entered Khirbet al-Taweel and demolished a mosque and several homes. They claimed the structures were built without permission.

Khirbet al-Taweel is located near Aqraba, south of Nablus city. The mosque and homes were threatened with demolition some months ago.

After the Oslo Accords the West Bank and Gaza areas of Palestine were carved up into Areas. In reality the Army continue to have carte blanche across Palestine and permits for building are rarely granted while building in illegal settlements has exponentially increased in recent years. Since 1967 it is estimated about 27,000 Palestinian homes and other structures (livestock pens and fencing for example) have been demolished by Apartheid Israel.

 

توجهت اكثر من خمسة جرافات اسرائيليه ومعها العشرات من الجيبات فجر اليوم الثلاثاء 29-4 الساعه الثالثه صباحا الى خربة الطويلkhirbet al taweel التابعه لبلده عقربا وقاموا باغلاق المنطقة وبعدها قاموا بهدم المسجد الوحيد في الخربه وهدم ثلاث منشآت اخرى للمواطنين وادعى الاحتلال الاسلرائيلي انه لا يوجد ترخيص بالبناء مع العلم ان المسجد قديم جدا وتعرض للهدم اكثر من مره .خربة الطويل khirbet al tweel تابعه لمنطقه عقربا ويسكنها حوالي 150 شخص يعتمدون على تربيه المواشي وراعة الاراضي >>عقربا بلده فلسطينيه تقع على بعد 18 كم جنوب شرق نابلس

 

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[Pictures courtesy of Aqraba Village Council]

 

 

26/04/14: Reclaiming our roads

On Saturday 26 April activists from the popular resistance reclaimed the road from Ramallah to Jericho, frequented by illegal settlers and Army, placing Palestinian flags along the road. Activists declared that they would tear down Apartheid, including the infrastructure which punctuates and separates Palestinian cities and lands.

The West Bank area of Palestine is divided and criss crossed by Occupation infrastructure. Palestinians are forced to make large detours to their journeys around hundreds of illegal settlements on their land, as well as being denied access to some roads, which are designated “Jewish only”. Under international law this forms just one part of the definition of Apartheid.

Activists are determined to tear down Apartheid and remove the illegal Occupation and colonization of their land.

 

قام نشطاء المقاومة الشعبية اليوم بوضع اعلام فلسطين على الشارع الواصل بين نابلس و رام الله و بين رام الله و اريحا وذلك تاكيدا منهم على ان هذه الارض هي ارض فلسطينية و انهم سوف يستمرون في النضال حتى هدم الفصل العنصري و تحرير كامل التراب الفلسطيني من النهر الى البحر

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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