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16/06/15: Israeli Army invade Qaryot and destroy property

In the early hours of Tuesday morning the Israeli Army invaded the village of Qaryot, to the south of Nablus city. The marauding soldiers shut residents into one room of their homes while they vandalised their property and allowed dogs to roam the house.

SFP activist Abdullah Qaryouti explained how a group of soldiers broke down the door of his home, while his younf family were sleeping, at 3am. The soldiers shut Abdullah and his family into one room while they vandalised the rest of the home. Abdullah explained how this was typical behaviour from the Israeli soldiers, who regularly invade, vandalise, steal and kidnap Palestinians late at night. He explained he further suspected this was a revenge attack to try and intimidate the villagers into ceasing their non-violent resistance against the illegal Jewish-only colonies that surround them and continue to steal more of their land.

SFP has been continuing to support the village of Qaryot and their steadfast resistance to the illegal colonisation and occupation of their land.

الثلاثاء -16-6-2015 –قريوت –جنوب نابلس

قوات الاحتلال الاسرائيلي تقوم بعمليات اقتحام و تخريب داخل البيوت

اقتحم عشرات الجنود الاسرائيلييون قريه قريوت –جنوب نابلس وقاموا باقتحام البيوت وعمليات تخريب داخل البيوت حيث قال عبد الله اوهو احد المواطنين الذين تعرض بيته للتفتيش ان الجنود اقتحموا بيته الساعه الثاله صباحا وطلبوا من العائله البقاء في غرفه واحده وقام الجنود بتخريب داخل البيت بطريقه همجيه حيث ادخلوا الكلاب البوليسيه وداسوا على الملابس وقال عبد الله ان الجنود استمروا لساعات داخل البيت وان ما حدث هو انتقام من اهالي قريوت الذين يطالبوم بحقهم في زراعه اراضيهم ورفضهم لعمليات المصادره التي تتم من اجل توسيع المستوطنات.

يذكر ان قريوت تتعرض لعمليات مصادره من اجل توسيع المستوطنات وعزل القرى الفلسطينيه وربط المستوطنات وعزل مدن الضفه الى معازل وكانتونات

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05/06/15: SFP marches with Qaryot to reclaim the land

On Friday 5 June activists from SFP joined the village of Qaryot after noon prayers to march against the colonisation of their land by Apartheid Israel. The Israeli Army opened fire on the demonstrators, firing volleys of tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and sound bombs. Many demonstrators suffered suffocation from the toxic gas.

Qaryot is surrounded by no less than 6 illegal Jewish-only colonies. The Israeli Army is constantly issuing the village and its neighbours with confiscation orders, under the pretext of security, which then hands their land to these settlers.

SFP supports the village of Qaryot and has been planting olive trees and thyme with the farmers to reclaim the land. We are very grateful to all those that already have donated to our campaign and would ask if you were able to donate further or share our campaign with your friends and colleagues. Please click here for more details.


نشطاء المقاومه الشعبيه من حركة تضامن من اجل فلسطين حره              sfpيشاركون في المسيره في قريوت –جنوب نابلس

شارك اليوم نشطاء المقاومه الشعبيه من حركة تضامن من اجل فلسطين حره sfp في المسيره التي انطلقت في قريوت- جنوب نابلس – بعد صلاه الظهر   احياء لذكرى النكسه ورفضا لسياسة الاحتلال الاسرائيلي العنصري والذي يهدف الى تنفيذ مشروعه الاستيطاني والذي يهدف الى تقسيم الضفه الغربيه الى كانتونات  وقد توجه المتظاهرون الى الاراضي المهدده بالمصادره مرددين شعارات لا للاستيطان لا للاحتلال ,وقد واجه جنود الاحتلال الاسرائيلي المتظاهرون بقنابل الغاز والرصاص المطاط وقنابل الصوت مما ادى الى اصابه العديد بالغاز المسيل للدموع.

SfP اكدوا على الاستمرار بالمسيرات الشعبيه ناشدوا الجميع العمل مقاطعة الاحتلال الاسرائيلي

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04/06/15: Apartheid Israel invades Kafr Qalil and kidnap 3 young men

In the early hours of Thursday morning the Israeli Army invaded the village of Kafr Qalil and ransacked homes of sleeping residents and kidnapped 3 young men. The soldiers offered no explanation to the families for their actions and took the young men away to an unknown location, after destroying property in their homes.

The Israeli Army regularly invade villages and cities across Palestine, kidnapping mainly young men and terrorising their families and neighbourhoods. Kafr Qalil lies at the entrance to Nablus city, just after Huwwara Military checkpoint. The village is also harrassed by the illegal colony of Bracha, to the north, home to some of the most violent Jewish extremists.

SFP activists visited the families of the men kidnapped and vowed to continue to provide the villages, and particularly the farmers support.

جنود الاختلال الاسرائيلي تقتحم قرية كفر قليل -جنوب نابلس وتعتقل عدد من الشباب..اقتحم جنود الاحتلال الاسرائيلي قرية كفر قليل وداهموا البيوت بطريقه وحشيه حيث قاموا بالتفتيش وبتكسير وتخريب اثاث المنازل دون اي سبب وبعدها قاموا باعتقال ثلاثة شبان

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10/05/15: SFP donates olive trees and thyme to the women of Biddiya in support of feminist cooperatives

Thanks to continuing kind donations from around the World and from SFP members we have been able to puchase more olive trees and thyme for the Women’s cooperative in Biddiya, Salfit governorate.

This is part of a campaign by SFP to support Palestinian feminist agricultural cooperatives, supporting Palestinian women to be economically independent and acknowledging the leading role Palestinian women play in the resistance and liberation of Palestinian land.

SFP has already supported women’s groups in the Jordan Valley, Salfit and villages around Nablus city. We are determined to support more groups and would be very grateful for any further donations and for you to share our campaign widely.

Palestinian women are at the forefront of the resistance and SFP reaffirms their support for these female leaders as they cultivate the land and reclaim it from the Occupation and Zionist settlers.

حركة تضامن من اجل فلسطين حرهSFP  تستمر بتوزيع اشتال الزعتر والزيتون

بديا –سلفيت –SFP

قامت حركة تضامن من حل فلسطين حره SFP بتوزيع آلاف الاشتال من الزعتر وأشجار الزيتون على النساء في بلدة بديا –قضاء سلفيت .

حيث توجه النشطاء إلى بلدة بديا – سلفيت. وقاموا بزيارة الى مركز نساء ضد الجدار وتم الاتفاق معهن على تشكيل تعاونيات نسويه ودعمهن بالزعتر والزيتون   وقد تم توزيع الاشتال على مجموعة من النساء .اللواتي قمن بزراعتها في الأرض .

يأتي هذا التوجه ضمن خطه تقوم بها حركةSFP مع المؤسسات الفلسطينية لبناء تعاونيات نسويه و دعم النساء الفلسطينيات وتعزيز صمودهن على الأرض في المواقع الريفية وقد تم توزيع العديد من الاشتال في العديد من المناطق في الأغوار ونابلس ورام الله وسلفيت .

النساء الفلسطينيات عبروا عن شكرهن لكل من تبرع وطالبوا بالاستمرار بدعم النساء الفلسطينيات , خاصة أن هناك الكثير من النساء ابدوا استعدادهن للتوجه للأرض من اجل زراعتها .

يذكر ان زراعه الزعتر مشروع مربح ويساهم في تخفيف العبء الاقتصادي على العائلات الفلسطينية ويساهم في حماية الأرض الفلسطينية من المصادرة   من قبل الاحتلال الإسرائيلي .

حركه SFP تشكر كل من تبرع ,وساهم معنا في شراء الزعتر والزيتون و تناشد الجميع بالاستمرار في دعم النساء الفلسطينيات من اجل تعزيز صمودهن على الأرض .

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08/04/15: SFP and Nablus join the call for the immediate release of Khalida Jarrar

On Wednesday 8 April SFP joined other Nablus activists calling for the immediate release of Palestinian law maker Khalida Jarrar, participating in a sit-in in front of the International Committee for the Red Cross in Nablus. Khalida was kidnapped from her home in Ramallah in the early hours of Thursday 4 April. She has since been sentenced by an Israeli Apartheid Military Court to be held for 6 months without trial or charge, commonly known as administrative detention.

52 year old Khalida, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, has been constantly harassed by Apartheid Israel. Last year she was sentenced to exile from Ramallah to Jericho for a number of months. She refused to leave, setting up protests tents until the order was rescinded. Prior to that, Khalida who also suffers from serious health conditions, had been denied exit from the West Bank to receive treatment in Jordan. Since the imposition of her administrative detention order and the huge worldwide condemnation, an Apartheid Israeli Military Judge postponed the order pending a further Court appearance. All the time Khalida remains interned by the Occupation.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Center for Studies Israeli authorities have issued 319 administrative detention orders for Palestinians since the beginning of 2015, six times as many as they did in the same period the previous year. Adaministrative detention as practised by Apartheid Israel is illegal under international law.

SFP joins the call for international support for the release of Khalida and all Palestinian prisoners, particularly administrative detainees interned by Apartheid Israel. Please sign and share the petition and take action in your State, to call for the release of Khalida and the other prisoners.

 نابلس –8-4-2015-وقفات تضامن مع الاسيره عضو المجلس التشريعي خالده جرار ومع الأسيرات و الأسرى

ضمن حملات التضامن مع الأسيرات والأسرى الفلسطينيين داخل سجون الاحتلال الإسرائيلي وتضامنا مع الاسيره النائب في المجلس التشريعي والناشطة النسويه خالدة جرار قام العديد من النشطاء والمؤسسات والفصائل الفلسطينية بعمل اعتصام تضامني أمام مقر الصليب الأحمر الدولي طالبوا فيها المؤسسات الدولية والبرلمانات الدولية بالتدخل للإفراج عن الاسيره خالد جرار . كما دعا المشاركون في الاعتصام كافة المناضلات في كافة أنحاء العالم القيام بحملات تضامن مع خالد جرار .

وكانت النائب خالدة جرار (52 عاماً) قد اعتقلت يوم الخميس 2-4-2015 من منزلها في رام الله، وأصدر القائد العسكري لقوات الإحلال يوم الأحد 5-4-2015 أمر اعتقال إداري بحقها لمدة 6 شهور.

ومن الجدير ذكره ان اليوم الأربعاء قرر قاضي محكمة عوفر العسكرية تأجيل جلسة تثبيت أمر الاعتقال الإداري بحق النائب في المجلس التشريعي الفلسطيني ونائب رئيس مجلس إدارة مؤسسة الضمير خالدة جرار حتى يوم الثلاثاء الموافق 14-4-2015، حسب ما أفاد مدير الوحدة القانونية في مؤسسة الضمير المحامي محمود حسان.

وقال المحامي حسان أن النيابة العسكرية تقدمت خلال الجلسة اليوم بمواد علنية تحوي 34 بينة، مما دفعه لطلب تأجيل الجلسة لمراجعة هذه المواد.

وأضاف المحامي حسان أن النيابة العسكرية إدعت أنه على الرغم من توفر بينات علنية بحق النائب خالدة جرار إلا انها لن تقدم لائحة اتهام ضدها، لان هذه البينات العلنية غير كافية لاعتقال النائب خالدة جرار حتى نهاية الإجراءات القانونية.

تؤكد مؤسسة الضمير لرعاية الأسير وحقوق الإنسان ان تصرف النيابة العسكرية يثبت ان اعتقال النائب خالدة جرار هو اعتقال لأسباب سياسية انتقامية، ويشكل خرقاً جسيماً للمعاير الدولية بموجب اتفاقية جنيف الرابعة.


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30/03/15: SFP and Huwwara village march to commemorate Land Day

On Monday 30 March SFP activists joined the village of Huwwara, just south of Nablus city, to march in commemoration of Land Day. As activists marched from the local School to the main street, frequented by illegal settlers and Israeli solders, dozens of soldiers opened fired on the peaceful demonstrators.

Activists were sprayed in the face with pepper spray as they attempted to proceed down the road, and choked by the volleys of tear gas fired at them by the soldiers. Several Palestinian journalists were also assaulted by the soldiers as they attempted to document the march.

Land Day is marked every year around the world by Palestinians and international supporters. It commemorates the events which took place on 30 March 1976. It marked the first act of mass resistance by the Palestinians inside Apartheid Israel after years of brutal military rule. The Palestinians inside historical Palestine demonstrated against the Zionist policy of internal colonialisation, a systematic process that had reduced Palestinian land ownership from around 94 per cent of all territory in pre-1948 Palestine to less than three per cent in what is now considered to be Israel. The demonstrations were accompanied by a mass general strike of Palestinian workers and brutal repression from the Zionist forces, with many Palestinians killed and injured at the hands of Apartheid Israel. Policies that continue to this day.

SFP marched with the villagers of Huwwara and called for people around the world to join the struggle for freedom by joining the call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel. SFP will continue to support villages across Palestine to remain steadfast on the land.

 اليوم  الاثنين 30-3-2015 يوم الأرض – بلده حواره
أحيا نشطاء المقاومه الشعبيه  وفصائل العمل الوطني والمجالس البلديه في محافظة نابلس  ذكرى يوم “الأرض الخالد “ حيث انطلقت مسيره من مدرسة حواره  باتجاه الشارع الرئيسي   وعند وصول المشاركين  الى الشارع  قام جنود الاحتلال الإسرائيلي باستخدام القوه  ضد المشاركين  وقاموا بإطلاق  الكثير من قنابل الصوت والغاز المسيل للدموع  وقاموا بالاعتداء على المشاركين  وعلى الصحفيين  وقد أصيب العديد من المشاركين
حركة تضامن من اجل فلسطين حره SFP    دعت للمشاركة في هذا اليوم  وطالبوا باعتبار  يوم الأرض 30-3- 1976شاهدا على مجازر الاحتلال الإسرائيلي  بحق الشعب الفلسطيني  وطالبوا بالتوجه إلى الأرض لزراعتها   وحمايتها من المستوطنين.

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20/03/15: SFP supports Deir Istiya and Wadi Qana remain steadfast

On Friday 20 March activists from SFP joined Deir Istiya villagers to March on Wadi Qana, an area of outstanding natural beauty and surrounded by illegal Jewish-only colonies. Earlier in the week the villagers had been issued with an order forbidding Palestinian to attend to the area, owned by villagers and with much of the villages arable land. The village had been told Friday’s would be reserved for the illegal settlers to maraud over the land.

In defiance of the order SFP activists joined villagers to work the land and prevent settler incursions. Villagers told activists the history of the area and the land and they were successful in preventing several settlers accessing the land. SFP pledged to provide more olive trees and thyme to plant the land further.

Wadi Qana is located west of the town Deir Istiya, north-west of Salfit, and is considered one of the most beautiful valleys in the occupied West Bank area of Palestine. It is rich with citrus and olive trees, thyme and springs of fresh water that meet in the valley.

Due to its importance and rich agricultural land Apartheid Israel has constantly tried to encroach further and further on the valley. It is surrounded by 6 illegal Jewish-only colonies. In previous actions SFP had been attacked by marauding young settlers and Israeli Army partrols, seeking to intimidate the Palestinian population. We kindly ask people around the world if they would help us help the villagers remain steadfast on their land and donate to our olive tree and thyme campaign. For details of the campaign and how to donate please click here.

اليوم الجمعه 20-3-2015

بعد قرار الاحتلال الإسرائيلي  اغلاق واد قانا ,نشطاء المقاومة الشعبية من حركة تضامن من اجل فلسطين حره sfp يتوجهوا الى واد قانا ,غرب بلدة “ديراستيا” في الشمال الغربي لمحافظة سلفيت،

قرر الاحتلال الإسرائيلي إغلاق واد قانا والسماح فقط للمستوطنين الدخول إليه للتنزه ومنع أي فلسطيني من الوصول اليه وذلك يوم الجمعه الموافق 20-3- وتم تهديد المزارعين بضرورة اقتلاع الأشجار الموجودة في ألواد   ,وقد وجه الاحتلال الإسرائيلي إنذارات الىبلديه دير استيا والى المزارعين باغلاق المكان  امام الفلسطينيين والسماح فقط للمستوطنين بالدخول .

نشطاء المقاومه الشعبيه sfp توجهوا ومعهم رئيس وأعضاء بلديه دير استيا و العشرات من المؤسسات والفصائل والنشطاء الى واد قانا والدخول اليه من اجل رفض قرار الاحتلال العنصري  وقاموا عمل أنشطه تطوعيه ورفع شعار سوف يبقى واد قانا لنا  وبعد ذلك توجوا إلى بلده دير استيا للتعرف على تاريخها  وما تعانيه من الاحتلال   

نشطاء المقاومه الشعبيه sfp وعدت المزارعين بتقديم أشجار الزيتون والزعتر  في الوقت القريب .

Sfp تشكر كل من يساهم في دعمنا من اجل شراء زعتر واشتال زيتون . 

واد قانا : يقع “وادي قانا” غرب بلدة “ديراستيا” في الشمال الغربي لمحافظة سلفيت، ويعتبر أحد أجمل وديان الضفة الغربية المحتلة وزهو مكان مزروع بالحمضيات وأشجارالزيتون والزعتر , كما أن فيه 11 عين ماء.

ونظرًا لأهميته وخصوبته أصبح “وادي قانا” هدفًا للمشاريع الاستيطانية الاسرائيليه ، حيث صادر المستوطنون جزءًا من الوادي، وأقام الاحتلال على أراضي الوادي وعلى الأراضي المطلة عليه ستة 6 مستوطنات 





15/03/15: SFP honour the memory of Rachel Corrie with Qaryut village, the Israeli Army attacks

On Sunday 15 March activists from SFP, accompanied by students from Birzeit University, took olive trees to the village of Qaryut, just south of Nablus, to plant trees for the international martyrs Rachel Corrie, Tom Hurndall and Vittorio Arrigoni, all murdered by the Israeli Occupation. They also planted trees for Tristan Anderson, injured by a tear gas canister shot at his head in the village of Nilin in 2008.

As activists planted the trees the Israeli Army attacked the peaceful action, knocking one of the Palestinians unconcious. The soldiers then prevented Red Crescent teams from administering first aid and dragged the unconcious youth by the arm across the rocky terrain. The soldiers eventually allowed the youth to be carried in a stretcher down the hillside. Footage released to the media by SFP shows the brutally of the soldiers attack.

Rachel Corrie was murdered on 16 March 2003 while trying to protect a Palestinians home in Rafah from an Israeli bulldozer. The bulldozer drove over Rachel and then reversed back with the blade down, killing the young activist. This followed shortly by the killing of Tom Hurndall on 11 April 2003 (Tom eventually died on 13 January 2004) by an Israeli sniper, while he was trying to rescue young Palestinian children in Rafah, terrified by the Israeli gun fire. Vittorio was murdered by allegded Salfist terrorists after being kidnapped in Gaza 2011. All three activists fought tirelessly for freedom for Palestine, and each year Palestinian activists remember and honour them, including SFP.

Qaryut village is surrounded by dozens of illegal Jewish-only colonies, which are constanting seeking to further encrouch and steal more Palestinian land. SFP has continually supported the village in their resistance to the illegal Occupation of their land and seeks to increase our support. We would ask people around the world if they would kindly consider donating to our campaign to buy olive trees and thyme (Palestinian herb planted and farmed largely by women)  to support the reclaiming of Palestinian land. Please click here for more details of the campaign and how you can donate.

 اليوم الاحد -15-3 -2015

نشطاء المقاومه الشعيه من حركة تضامن من اجل فلسطين حرة sfp  يحيون ذكرى راشيل كوري وشهداء التضامن الدولي في قريوت –جنوب نابلس .

توجه نشطاء المقاومه الشعبيه من sfp والقطب الطلابي من جامعه بيرزيت ومؤسسات الشراكه من اجل التنميه, الى قريه قريوت لاحياء ذكرى راشيل كوري التي استشهدت بتاريخ 16-3-2003.

وقد قام النشطاء بزراعه اشتال الزيتون ووضع صور الشهداء راشيل كوري وتوم هاردنال وفيتوريوا اريغوني وصور الجريح تريستان الذي اصيب بقنبله من غاز مباشرة في وجهه , واثناء زراعه الزيتون اقتحم عشرات الجنود الاسرائيليين وقاموا باطلاق القنابل الغاز المسيل والرصاص الحي بطريقه ووحشيه وقاموا باعتقال اثنان من المشاركين احدهم اصيب بحالة اختناق تم نقله من قبل الجنود بطريقه لا انسانيه حيث وقع اكثر من مره على الصخر والحجاره دون تقديم العلاج والدواء له .

نشطاء المقاومه الشعبيه sfp طالبوا بتحقيق العداله ضد قاتل راشيل كوري .واكدوا انهم مستمرون في زراعة الزيتون .في كافة الاراضي المهدده بالمصادره .

حرزه تضامن من اجل فلسطين حره sfp اختاروا قريوت كونها تتعرض لاعتداءات المستوطنين وتتعرض ايضا لمخطط استيطاني يهدف الى ربط المستوطنات ببعضها البعض مما يؤدي الى عزل القرى الفلسطينيه جالوت وقريوت وقصره وغيرها الى كانتونات معزوله عن بعضها البعض .

SfP يشكرون كل من ساهم في شراء الزتون والزعنتر,ويدعوا الجميع الى المساهمه من اجل زراعه الزيتون وتعزيز صمود المزارعين الفلسطينيين على أرضهم

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09/03/15: Settlers maraud across the northern West Bank, destroying olive trees and attacking farmers

On Monday 9 March Jewish settlers attacked Palestinian land in the northern West Bank area of Palestine. Settlers cut ancient olive trees belonging to the villages of Burin and Salem, near Nablus city.

In Salem, Jewish settlers from the illegal colony known as Elon Moreh bulldozed Palestinian land and cut 300 olive trees belonging to the Palestinian village of Salem. This act of terrorism was partnered with a confiscation order given to Salem villagers by the occupying Israeli Army. The order stated farmers were prohibited from cultivating their land, a vital activity for farmers to ensure a good crop of olives in the harvest. This is a standard tactic used by the Army to facilitate the illegal expansion of the colonies.

In Burin 75 ancient olive trees belonging to Ahmed Abdel Fatah, were cut by marauding Jewish settlers from the notoriously violent colony of Bracha, built on stolen village land.

Farmers, with DCO coordination, had gone to their land near the illegal colony only to be attacked by settlers, as Israeli soldiers looked on, refusing to intervene to stop attacks. It was during this assault that the farmers realised the terrorist settlers had also cut their trees.

SFP has and continues to support the villages of Salem and Burin, regularly supporting farmers to attend to their land whenever they wish. SFP also has purchased and planted new olive tree saplings in both villages to reinforce farmers, villagers and Palestinians steadfastness on their land. Just 2 months previously, on land today attacked by settlers, SFP planted olive trees with villagers from Salem.

We welcome donations in order for us to support more farmers and villages and reclaim the land from Apartheid Israel’s colony ambitions. Please click here to find out how to donate to our olive tree campaign.

اليوم الاثنين  9-3  قريه بورين  –  نابلس
توجه صباح  اليوم  مزارعون  من قرية بورين  إلى أراضيهم م اجل حراثتها إلا أنهم فوجئوا بالمستوطنين  من مستوطنه “ابراخا” ألمقامه على أراضي بورين ,قاموا بالاعتداء عليهم ومنعوهم من حراثة أراضيهم  مع العلم أن المزارعين ذهبوا الى الأرض بتنسيق من DCO  ومع ذلك فان المستوطنين استمروا بالاعتداء على المزارعين أمام  جنود الاحتلال الإسرائيلي  وقاموا بتقطيع حوالي 75 شجرة زيتون تعود للمزارع
احمد عبد الفتاح فلاح  Ahmed Abed al-Fatah
نشطاء المقاومه الشعبيه sfp  اتصلوا مع اعضاء المجلس في بورين  وتم الاتفاق على التوجه إلى  الأرض ودعم المزارعين باشتال زيتون

اليوم الاثنين 9-3 قريه سالم – شرق نابلس

قامت جرافات الاحتلال الإسرائيلي بحمايه العشرات من الآليات العسكرية الاسرائيليه ومستوطنين مستوطنة “الون موريه” بتجريف اراضي قرية سالم -منطقة الكبير- شرق القرية -واقتلاع حوالي 300 شجرة زيتون وذلك بهدف مصادره الأراضي وتوسيع مستوطنه “الون موريه ” حيث قام جنود الاحتلال الإسرائيلي بتسليم أصحاب الأراضي إخطارات تمنع المزارعين من زراعة الأراضي .

علما بان نشطاء المقاومه الشعبيه من حركه تضامن sfp قد قاموا منذ شهرين تقريبا بنظيف الأراضي وزراعتها

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06/03/15: SFP prisoners update – Dr. Yousef released

SFP is delighted to report that Dr. Yousef Abdul Haq, kidnapped from his home in Nablus on 26 August, has been released. He returned to his family on 15 February 2015 after spending 6 months in Israeli Apartheid prisons without charge or trial, known as administrative detention. SFP were there to welcome him home.

Dr. Yousef was emphatic in his request that we continue to work for the release of all Palestinian prisoners, not least the 463 (December 2014 figure) currently still being held under administrative detention in violation of international law.

Dr. Yousef said:

Everyday Apartheid Israel kidnaps many Palestinians from their family, Ghassan, Ayman, the boys of Hares are some of the 7,000 Palestinian detainees, sentenced by Apartheid Israeli military courts from one month to life sentence, just because they defended their right to freedom, justice and equality.

Unfortunately, we, as humanized humans do little for them. In Palestine, Arab countries and all over the world we must continue and increase our efforts and be more creative in our activities. For example, I suggest the establishment of a group of distinguished lawyers to call for an international conference to discuss Administrative detainees, or “political prisoners”, so as to find the best way to support them.

It is first step then we can go on. I feel extremely grateful to all of you, my humanized humans over all the world.

Stay humanized.

SFP would like to thank all those friends and supporters who sent messages to Dr. Yousef and his family during his detention. However, we ask you all to maintain pressure and step up your activities to support the release of all Palestine’ prisoners from Apartheid Israeli prisons.

SFP members Ghassan Najjar and Ayman Gharib still remain in Israeli prisons. We would ask that you continue to write to your respective representatives calling for their immediate release and undertake actions to target the profiteers of Israel’s brutal internment system.

Ghassan Najjar

Ghassan.JPGGhassan has been interned by Apartheid Israel since 27 August 2014 after being kidnapped from his home in Burin, just south of Nablus. Ghassan was held in Jalame interrogation facility for 1 month. The facility is notorious for torture.

He has now been transferred to Meggido prison, in violation of international law (Meggido lays within the UN ’48 Green line). His mother has been able to visit him twice and we are pleased to report that his wife and young son were also able to visit him in January. They hope to also attend his next Court appearance.

During the visit Ghassan was not able to hold his son, only the second time he had seen him since his birth, being divided by glass. He was only able to speak to his wife and son through a telephone connection. His mother and sister are due to visit him again this week and we will provide further updates on his well-being.

Ghassan is due to appear in Court again on 12 March 2015. He will have already been held for 7 months without trial or charge. The Israeli intelligence is seeking to imprison him for 2-3 years. His son will be 5 by the time his father is released.

Ayman Gharib

Ayman_Gharib.JPGAyman was kidnapped on 11 December 2014. He was held for 1 month at Jalame interrogation facility where he suffered ill health and was refused medical treatment. He has since been transferred to Meggido prison, in violation of international law.

His mother and wife were able to visit but were not able to hug or touch Ayman, who was separated by a glass divider. Ayman was also shackled in both his legs and wrists.

His mother is very concerned for his health and is keen for his immediate return to his young children and wife.

Ayman is due in Court on 19 March 2015. He will have already spent 4 months in prison without charge or trail. The Israeli intelligence is seeking 1-2 year imprisonment. We hope this will be 1 year and are liaising with lawyers and his family for constant updates.

Hares Boys

Mohammad Suleiman, Ammar Souf, Mohammed Kleib, Tamer Souf, and Ali Shamlawi are being held in Israeli Apartheid prison charged with 20 counts of attempted murder each for alleged stone-throwing, with no evidence whatsoever. On 16 March 2015 the boys will have spent 2 years in prison awaiting ‘trail’.

SFP will be visiting the village of Hares to show our support for the family. You can get more details about the case at the boys dedicated website here.

We implore you to continue to raise the issue of the 5 boys with your respective representatives and particularly consider actions and demonstrations you may be able to organise in your own countries on the 2 year anniversary of their internment.

The campaign is also asking for those holding international passports that are in Palestine to attend the next Court dates to show your support for the boys.

The boys are due in Salem Military Court (near Jenin, northern West Bank area of Palestine) on:

  • Tamer Souf: 25 February & 11 March 2015
  • Ali Shamlawi: 12 March 2015
  • Mohammed K., Mohammed S. & Ammar Souf: 16 March 2015