Report from activists around the occupied West Bank on demonstrations yesterday and today in support of the people of Gaza.
At 10 o’clock in the morning, a rally was held at the Ibn Rush roundabout. Approximately 100 people from Hebron and the surrounding village’s population participated to strengthen the resilience of the people in Gaza and to condemn the Israeli aggression. Another rally was also organized by the national forces in the village of Yatta, in solidarity with Gaza.
The funeral procession of martyr Hamza al-Fallah went to the Martyr’s cemetery in the city. Clashes between Palestinian youth and occupation forces erupted in several areas, among them:
- Shalala Street, adjacent to the Shuhada Street in Hebron.
- In the area Bir al-Mohajar in Hebron.
- The northern entrance of the Halhul Bridge.
- The entrance of Idna village, south-west of Hebron
There were several injuries after the occupation forces used rubber bullets, tear gas and skunk water to stop the demonstrators. The clashes lasted until late at night.
At 12 o’clock, a rally and sit-down demonstration was organized in solidarity with Gaza and to condemn the Israeli aggression. Many Palestinian youths were wounded and injuries by the IOF in all of Shalala Street and in the villages Bani Na’im and Beit Ummar where Israeli soldiers used live ammunition, rubber bullets, skunk water and tear gas.
The clashes in Hebron lasted until evening hours.
One youth from Bani Na’im was wounded after being shot with three rubber bullets, one of them was in the head. His condition is described as serious.
Clashes between Palestinian youth and occupation forces led to several injuries in several areas, among them:
- The area of Rachel’s Tomb, next to Bilal Ibn Rabah Mosque.
- The village Husan.
- At al-Nashash checkpoint in al-Khader village.
- In the two villages of Beit Fajar and Dar Salah.
A large number of demonstrators were wounded as a result of the occupation forces using rubber bullets and tear gas, and the clashes lasted until late at night.
Clashes erupted in the area of Rachel’s Tomb with several injuries among Palestinians after the IOF used tear gas and rubber bullets.
A sit-down demonstration was organized after an invitation from the National and Civil Task Force in Jerusalem was issued. The demonstration was in front of the courts door, the Headquarter of the European Union and the quartet. A hand written letter was handed over where these entities were deemed persona non grata in Palestine.
A student sit-down protest was organized in front of the Hebrew University, where both Arab and Jewish students participated. Five students were arrested; two of them Jews. The demonstrators were assaulted by settlers who arranged another sit-down demonstration in front of them.
Clashes erupted at Qalandia checkpoint and at the entrance of Shu’fat, which led to several injuries after the occupation forces used rubber bullets and tear gas on the demonstrators.
A settler was stabbed in Jaffa Street in Jerusalem.
Several young people was arrested on Tuesday in front of the court’s door in Jerusalem where the police also tried to disperse the demonstrators by force.
Several arrests in the area of Silwan, targeting children and youth.
Hard clashes at Qalandia checkpoint. Many casualties expected among the demonstrators because of extensive use of live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas.
Clashes in Wadi Joz and in the neighborhood Sheikh Jarrah in Jerusalem, which lasted until evening hours.
The funeral procession of the martyr Rushdie Tamimi with a large number of participants in rally who came.
Clashes erupted in the whole area of Nabi Saleh, Atara, Ofer and Qalandia which caused many injuries as a result of the occupation forces use of rubber bullets, live ammunition, tear gas and skunk water. The 11 wounded by live ammunition and rubber bullets during the clashes was filmed, in addition to several wounded as a result of skunk water and tear gas.
There were clashes during the night in the area of Ni’lin where the occupation army fired live ammunition and a different kind of tear gas, developed by the army to last longer and spread over larger areas.
At 8 o’clock in the morning youth groups organized a rally to protest the visit of US Secretary of Sate, Hillary Clinton, to the Palestinian Authorities, the American policies, what is going on in Gaza and to focus on the Palestinian cause.
At 12 o’clock a march was organized to strengthen the resilience of Gaza and to protest against the aggressions on the Gaza Strip. A second march was organized by the national and Islamic forces. Both marches came together and marched to the Palestinian Authority,
Clashes erupted around Ofer prison with several injured after the Israeli army used live ammunition. Several snipers took down protesters with live ammunition, in addition to those dozen injured by rubber bullets and tear gas.
A young man was arrested in Deir Ghassaneh at 4 o’clock in the morning.
There were clashes in the village of Nabi Saleh which lasted until evening hours.
There has been an intensive increase in military checkpoints and a strict inspections at Ni’lin checkpoint and a complete closure of the Beit Ur checkpoint.
Clashes at Huwwara military checkpoint with several injured as a result of the IOF firing rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowd.
Clashes at Huwwara military checkpoint with several wounded by tear gas and rubber bullets. Gas with a different and strange color was also used by the occupation soldiers.
A rally in Nablus was arranged at 3 o’clock in support of Gaza.
A march was also arranged at 5 o’clock in support of Gaza.
Clashes in the village of Urif.
The Palestinian Authority prevented clashes between Palestinian youth and Israeli occupation forces at the entrance of Tulkarem and at military points in the city.
Occupation forces invaded the city and had a home inspection campaign at coordinator Suheil Salman’s house.
One youth was arrested in the city.
The entrances of Tulkarem were closed followed by an Israeli military raid and a search in the city’s neighborhood.
Clashes at the Jaljulia checkpoint and in the village of Azzun, where a curfew was called. Several injuries after use of tear gas and rubber bullets.
Clashes at Jaljulia checkpoint (Western checkpoint) and also in the town Jayyous.
Detentions and investigations have been ongoing.
Demonstrations were held at Jalama checkpoint with more than 2000 participants. 15 Palestinian boys and girls from the 1948-area were arrested. 14 girls were released after being held for more than 6 hours. One boy was taken prisoner for throwing Molotov cocktails at the occupation army. Recordings of several injuries as a result of tear gas and rubber bullets. Live ammunition was fired into the air.
Clashes at Jalama checkpoint with number of injuries as a result of tear gas and rubber bullets.
Announcement that the Jalama area is now a closed military zone, which prevents Palestinians from the 1948-areas and traffic to get in.