Friday, December 25 2009 A demo in Sheikh Jarrah Approximately 500 demonstrators gathered in the end of the street at Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem. The demonstrators were singing songs and drumming to express the protest and show sympathy with the Palestinians who have been evacuated from their homes by settlers/ Even though the demo was coordinated with the police, the latter started arresting some demonstrators that had been arrested (in previous demos), claiming they were violating their release conditions; this happened in spite of court documents that were presented to them, proving the demonstrators were allowed to participate. Shortly […]
Saturday, December 19 2009 Escorting peasants Ta’ayush activists were escorting peasants from Samu’a to their lands near the illegal outpost of Assah’el. Similar to previous occasions, after an hour’s ploughing’ the settlers sent army forces and Boarder Patrol to expel the Palestinians, using a Military closed zone decree, and evacuated all the Palestinians and Ta’ayush activists from the fields. The tractor driver was detained for a few hours because he did not leave fast enough, the soldiers claimed.
Friday, December 18 2009 Report from the Protest March to Sheikh Jarrah Four hundred activists from across Israel participated in the weekly protest march from the Mashbir to the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem. The police did not authorize the march and thus the protestors divided into several groups that came together at the entrance to the neighborhood, where a police blockage awaited them. The protestors ultimately passed through the blockade and joined the other protestors who had arrived earlier. Although the protest was non-violent, the police felt it necessary to conduct arrests in order to fulfill its weekly quota. One protestor […]
Wednesday, December 16 2009 Qaryut, settlers attack Palestinian, Police arrests the victim Members of Rabbis for Human Rights, Taayush and Anarchists Against the Wall joined Palestinians in Qaryut in securing them and helping them work their land. The day began normally, the farmers take wheat seeds, throw them around and turn the ground with tractors. There is something magical in connecting to earth (even with the filters of technology) that I don’t get much of in the city. Two settlers arrive after an hour and tell us to go away. They totally ignore the Palestinian, since according to their line of thought […]
Saturday, December 12 2009 Access denied into Bir al’Id A group of activists trying to enter Bir al’Id were shown a ‘closed military zone’ decree and were not allowed in. Over the last few weeks we’ve been helping rebuild a road and develop an area of Bir al’Id. This area belongs to residents who were expelled by the IDF and some settlers some years ago. Afew months ago The Supreme Court granted the owners an authorization to return to their lands. A number of courageous families returned to this area and are residing in tents and in caves. Without […]
Saturday, December 12 2009 Mass demo outside the courthouse Following the multitude of arrests on Friday’s demo in Shekh Jarrah the following announcement: In the last few weeks every Friday , a demo takes place protesting the expulsion of residents of Sheikh Jarrah from their homes. During yesterday’s demo the Police used excessive force against the demonstrators, injuring over 10 people and arresting 27 of them. The arrested demonstrators spent the night in custody, and tonight will be brought in front of a judge to prolong their arrest. We believe the Police’s response is premeditated, in order to suppress […]
Friday, December 11 2009 Demo in Sheikh Jarrah Over 150 demonstrators marched to Sheikh Jarrah to show their support and sympathy with the families that have evicted from their home. The policemen brutally arrested 23 demonstrators. Some of the detainees needed medical care’ but the police ignored their requestes. Only an hour after the arrests did they agree to call in an ambulance’ but refused to let the ambulance take an injured demonstrator to the hospital. The hospitalization was permitted only after a legal intervention.