Tensions have been running especially high in Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories, as Israel violently clamps down on Palestinian protests against occupation and land confiscation and other human rights violations. Read these short reports, all from Friday, May 6th.
Tags: settler violence
A Jewish Israeli eyewitness to this week’s anti-Palestinian violence in Jerusalem recalls the sights, sounds, and smells of racism.
Settler violence in the Palestinian West Bank: Said Awwad has filed three trespassing complaints this year, but the police asked him to ‘bring proof.’ When he tried to take a picture of men intruding on his land – settlers he knew by name from the nearby outpost – they attacked him, his wife and their children ages 1 to 15.
A new report from Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq details the numerous human rights violations that Israel perpetrated against Palestinians in 2020 — in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Activist Sami Huraini, 23, is one of the coordinators of a West Bank youth group engaged in weekly demonstrations. His family history of nonviolent protest has yielded some unlikely victories.
Being a child while Palestinian is full of risks. Airstrikes, home (and school) invasions, home (and school) demolitions, inability to access medical care – these are just some of the dangers of being not-Jewish in a land under Israeli control.
Israel’s incessant human rights abuses against Palestinians included last week: abductions, violence, home demolition and invasion, and more. Mainstream media won’t tell these stories.
In a moment of supreme irony, a Palestinian film crew, documenting illegal settlement activity and settler violence, were attacked by Israeli settlers. Several Israeli soldiers joined in on the assault.
This is just the latest incident caught on film in which Israeli soldiers cheered and congratulated each other after shooting a Palestinian protester. The teen may face a lengthy recovery. Such violence against the occupied Palestinian population is daily and deliberate.
A young Palestinian husband and father is the victim of a car-ramming by an Israeli settler. It is not known whether this was an accident or a deliberate act, but it comes at a time when settler violence is rampant.