AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos January 17- January 23

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 24 January 2017

 AL-KHALIL (HEBRON) A week in photos January 17- January 23

 

More Demolition Threats

Pictured here: South Hebron Hills (SHH) popular committee in At-Tuwani village invited some organizations to discuss the increase of demolitions in SHH. With villages recently demolished in the area, and others with upcoming court dates, the fear of demolition and settlement expansions are right at Palestinians door steps. A few days ago, Israeli forces destroyed a Palestinian village in the Negev called Um Al Hiran, see the video.
 
(January 21, 2017)
 

39

Pictured here: On this morning 8 Israeli soldiers stood at Bab Al-Baladyeh holding 39 Palestinian men for up to an hour. Initially 9 men were held for 30 minutes, before the soldiers went back to their base. An hour and a half later, they came out again checking the ID of young men, stopping them in the middle of the day.

(January 17, 2017)

 

‘Disastrous impact’

Pictured here: Around 200 Palestinians gathered in Hebron to peacefully protest the proposal to move the US Embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem. Palestinians strongly oppose the move as it sends a “clear message to the world that the US recognises Jerusalem as the indivisible capital of the State of Isreal,” and that the US supports further building on Palestinian land. Read more…

(January 19, 2017)

 

Digital Rights in Palestine 

Pictured here: 7amleh hosted the first Palestine Digital Activism Forum in Ramallah. 21 national and international speakers addressed over 200 attendees through panels and workshops providing a platform for discussions on digital security and rights and how to effectively use media. Sahar Francis, a Palestinian lawyer from Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association,” confirmed that about 200 cases have been filed in Israeli courts on the grounds that some posts on social media are found to contain ‘incitement’.” See more..
 
(January 19, 2017)
 

Ghassan 

Pictured here: Last week 20 year old, Ghassan, was detained for 2 hours and 45 minutes, held outside the whole time on the military base in the Old City. “I told them many times that my wrists were hurting. In particular my right hand. I have a sore wrist, from a previous surgery. When I told the soldier, he tightened the cable-tie, deliberately, on my right wrist where the pain was.” He recounts the story here.
(January 18, 2017)
 
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