Tuesday, November 20 2001 13 deaths – none responsible Demonstration at the Supreme Court during Barak’s and Ben-Ami’s testimonies to “Or Committee” 13 dead, dozens injured and arrested, fear and hatred, and severe implications on future life together – this is the outcome of the October 2000 Events. Who is responsible? An Arab-Jewish vigil was held while former Interior Defence Minister Shlomo Ben-Ami and former Prime Minister Ehud Barak gave their testimonies at the Or Committee, on Monday and Tuesday, the 19th-20th of November. We wanted to remind the political ranks that they cannot evade their responsibility for the […]
Friday, November 16 2001 Democracy in defence?? Racism on attack!! On Friday, November 16th 2001, Ta’ayush demonstrated in Tel-Aviv against the lifting of MK Azmi Bishara’s immunity and the “Yisrael Kats Law”, which deprives Arab Knesset members of the right to be elected, and threatens to deprive the Palestinian citizens of Israel of the right to political representation.
Friday, November 16 2001 Neve Gordon’s report on the visit of November 16th in Susia “Last Friday, together with five Ta’ayush activists — the movement for Arab-Israeli partnership — I traveled to the South Hebron region to visit the Al-Nuagah family. The Israeli military and Civil Administration had evicted the Palestinian residents from their land a few months earlier in a well-orchestrated campaign. The expulsion was executed without forewarning, and the destruction was systematic in comparison to previous occasions. Living caves, which in the past had been sealed off, were totally demolished, while bulldozers also blocked many water wells and ruined crops. Livestock was killed […]
Tuesday, October 30 2001 Solidarity Actions with the Citizens of Tira and Tybe in their Struggle Against Cross Israel Road KVISH HOTSE YISRAEL company started working on Tuesday 30th of October 2001, in Tira and Taybeh without reaching an agreement with the people of Tira and Taybeh. The police exerted excessive force and injured many of the demonstrators. Despite the presence of people of Tira and Taybeh, and activists of Ta’ayush and Megama Yeruka, and several Knesset members, the work proceeded with no hinder.
Saturday, October 27 2001 Olive harvest in Sussya region On Saturday, October 27, about 150 of Ta’ayush activists wished to join the olive harvest in Sussya region to guarantee the safety of the Palestinian residents against attacks from the settlers and the army while they harvest their olive crop. The group was stopped by a police & army roadblock some 500m before the settlement Sussya, and presented with a military closed zone order in effect from 26.10 to 26.12. MKs tried to use their influence to abolish the order, but to no avail. Ta’ayush people remained in the area […]
Saturday, October 20 2001 Kfar Kassem Massacre 45th Memorial events On the 29th of October 1956 the government of Israel imposed a curfew starting from 5 PM on Arab villages which were under military rule. On that evening, 49 inhabitants of Kufr Kassem, on their way home from work, were shot dead by Israeli soldiers. On Saturday, 20th of October, on the occasion of the 45th Memorial of the Kufr Kassem Massacre, Ta’ayush gathered in Kufr Kassem to watch a documentary film, which tells the story of the massacre, to hear live testimonies by some of the survivors and afterwards […]
Monday, October 1 2001 Day of Remembrance and Solidarity with Arab citizens of Israel On October 1, 2001, the day chosen by the Arab community in Israel to commemorate the deaths of 13 of its members and the wounding of over 400 by Israeli police a year ago, Ta’ayush held actions of solidarity and remembrance in the North of Israel. Over 200 Arab and Jewish activists took 60 private cars bearing protest signs and black flags in a convoy through downtown Tel-Aviv, Jaffa, Kfar Saba, Tira, Taybeh, and Baqa el-Gharbiyya, collecting 40 more cars during the journey – on their way to Jat, whose […]