by now many of you would have seen the viral video and images of the amazing women and girls of Nabi Saleh.
Every week my friends in Nabi Saleh protest against Israel's occupation, their courage and determination is inspiring. The women and girls of Nabi Saleh have been at the forefront of the demonstrations from the very start. They have been beaten, arrested and jailed but every week they come back and stand up to Israel's occupation Forces.
This week was no different. When an Israeli soldier tried to kidnap and arrest one 11 year old Mohammed Tamimi from the village, his mother (Nariman) and sister (A'hd), along with another relative (Nawal) over powered the soldier and were able to free Mohammed. The occupation solider was forced scurry off in shame.
Mohammed's arm a few days before hand when the IOF fired teargas in to his home and he was hit by a high velocity tear gas canister. No doubt because the Israeli Occupation Forces have been humiliated by a bunch of women and girls from the Tamimi family, they are now seeking to arrest them. Israeli politicians have also state that the soldier should have shot them and Mohammed's parent's Nariman and Bassem have been detained (but later released) at the entrance of their village.
I will post more interviews and updated on the struggle in Nabi Saleh over the next couple of days.
in solidarity, Kim
Palestinian Women, Children Stop IDF Soldier Detaining a Minor
Activists at the protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh say the soldier used violence against the 12-year-old boy.
Gili Cohen Aug 28, 2015
An Israeli soldier tried to detain a minor during clashes in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on Friday, but a number of Palestinian women and children managed to stop him.
According to the army, the youth was throwing stones at the troops, who did not realize he was a minor.
Photographs taken by Reuters and AFP show the soldier surrounded by women and children. In one of the images, a young girl is seen biting his hand.
The soldier was lightly wounded as a result of the altercation. The commander in the area decided to release the minor. The army said that one other Palestinian was detained in Friday's clashes, along with one foreign activist.
Activists who were at Friday's protest said that the soldier used violence against the 12-year-old boy, whose arm was in a cast at the time of the attempted arrest. Jonathan Pollak, one of the activists present, said that the boy did not throw stones and that the IDF force, which was in an abandoned building before approaching to detain the boy, could see he was a minor. Pollak told Haaretz that the soldier pointed his gun at the boy when he was detaining him.
The Israeli army spokesman responded in a statement that there was "a violent disturbance of the peace in Nabi Saleh, in which Palestinians threw stones at IDF forces that were in the place. The youth who was photographed was identified by the lookout force as a stone-thrower, and because of this it was decided to detain him. At the time of the arrest, a violent provocation by a number of Palestinians developed, including women and children. In light of the violent altercation, the commander decided to not to go ahead with the detention."***
Extraordinary moment that desperate Palestinian women fought and BIT an Israeli soldier after he put boy with a broken arm in a headlock at gunpoint
- Israeli soldier pins boy to the floor with machine gun held up near his cheek in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh
- But the gunman is ambushed by young girl who forces weapon from his hand and two women who claw at his face
- The soldier eventually flees the scene, leaving the young girl to cradle the terrified boy in her arms on the ground
- Clash happened during demonstrastions against Palestinian land confiscation to expand nearby Jewish settlement