Friday, January 13, 2012

Singing under the rain- Demonstration in Nabi Saleh / Chantons sous la pluie- Manifestation à Nabi Saleh, 13.01.2012

(c) Anne Paq/, Nabi Saleh, 13.01.2012

The brave activists from Nabi Saleh and their supporters were not deterred by the heavy rain and held their weekly demonstration against the occupation and the settlements. After all, the occupation does not stop with the bad weather.
The Israeli soldiers were again inside the village, waiting for them to suppress the demonstration. The activists as they were standing and chanting slogans were showered with a foul-smelling liquid sprayed by a powerful water-canon. Despite the rain, the skunk and the cold, the spirit of the activists was high. They joked by making each other hugs although they were covered by the infamous liquid. They will return next week.

The village of Nabi Saleh is targetted for its resistance. Again last night the Israeli soldiers raided the village, arrested three persons including Khaled Tamimi who was just released from prison the day before. Not even, he was released at 7pm, only to be re-arrested at 2am!

See below Ma'an news article:

Israeli forces detain 3 in Nabi Saleh
Published today (updated) 13/01/2012 14:03
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(MaanImages/Rami Swidan, File)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces raided Nabi Saleh village in the central West Bank early Friday, detaining three Palestinians, officials and residents said.

Dozens of soldiers closed the entrance to the village, declaring it a closed military zone, and raided several houses using police dogs, witnesses told Ma'an.

The forces damaged a number of homes and harmed residents in the raids, locals told Ma'an.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said forces detained three Palestinians "involved in violent and illegal riots."

Nabi Saleh, northwest of Ramallah, hosts weekly protests against land confiscation for an illegal settlement, and Israel has cracked down on its residents, carrying out night raids and arresting accused stone-throwers.

The villages' popular resistance committee said the overnight raid shows Israel cannot face the peaceful popular protests in Nabi Saleh.

In early 2011, Israeli forces photographed all the children in Nabi Saleh during night raids on homes, an operation captured on film by a resident working for the Israeli peace organization B'Tselem. Many minors were later arrested in the village.

In December, 28-year-old Nabi Saleh resident Mustafa Tamimi died after he was struck in the face by a tear gas canister fired by Israeli forces.

The people of Nabi Saleh remain steadfast and will continue peaceful resistance to Israel's occupation, the committee said in a statement Friday.


Les activistes courageux de Nabi Saleh et leurs partisans n'ont pas été découragés par les fortes pluies et ont tenu leur manifestation hebdomadaire contre l'occupation et des colonies. Après tout l'occupation ne s'arrête pas avec les intempéries.
Les soldats israéliens étaient à nouveau à l'intérieur du village, attendant les activistes pour réprimer la manifestation.
Alors que ceux-ci
étaient simplement debout et chantaient des slogans, ils ont été douchés avec un liquide nauséabond (ici surnommé le skunk) pulvérisé par un puissant canon à eau.
Malgré la pluie, le skunk, et le froid, l'esprit des manifestants est resté élevé. Ils ont plaisanté en se faisant des hus les uns aux autres alors qu'ils étaient couverts par le liquide infâme.
Ils seront, c'est sûr, de retour
la semaine prochaine.

Le village de Nabi Saleh est ciblé pour sa résistance et subit des punitions collectives. Encore une fois la nuit dernière, les soldats israéliens ont envahi le village, ont arrêté trois personnes, dont Khaled Tamimi qui était juste sorti de prison la veille. Encore moins: Khaled a été relaché à 19h, seulement pour être arrêté quelques heures plus tard, à deux heures du matin!

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