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Sat Feb 10 2018 (Updated 02/21/18)Free Ahed Tamimi and All Children Imprisoned by Israel
Protests and actions in San Rafael, Oakland, Los Angeles, across the US, and around the world marked the 17th birthday of Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi, imprisoned since December 19 and facing charges before an Israeli military court. Ahed was seized by occupation forces in a pre-dawn raid on her family’s home in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah. She is one of over 350 Palestinian children imprisoned by the Israeli occupation and one of nearly 6,200 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails. On February 13, an Israeli military court ordered journalists to leave the courtroom then extended Ahed's detention until her next hearing on March 11.
Thu Jan 18 201820 Palestinian Rights Organizations Banned from Entering Israel
On January 7, Israel made public a list of 20 organizations, including five U.S.-based organizations, whose leadership is barred from entering Israel due to their support for boycotts for Palestinian rights. US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) Executive Director Yousef Munayyer said, “We wear this designation as a badge of honor." Banning entry is by no means a new tactic in the maintenance of Israeli apartheid, but a policy that Israel has been enacting for decades, first and foremost by denying Palestinian refugees their right to return, and then by denying supporters of Palestinian rights.
Thu Jun 1 201780% of Palestinian Detainee Demands Met
The hunger striking Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons suspended their hunger strike on May 27 at dawn, after a 20-hour session of talks between the Israeli Prison Authority and imprisoned legislator Marwan Barghouthi and other senior political prisoners. Issa Qaraqe, the head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, and Qaddoura Fares, the head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, said in a press release that the detainees reached an agreement with the Israeli authorities regarding their demands and officially suspended their strike. “A substantial transformation has been achieved by this strike,” Qaraqe declared.
Sun Apr 30 2017 (Updated 05/02/17)Day of Rage in Palestine as Mass Hunger Strike Continues
Ongoing clashes erupted across the occupied West Bank on April 28 in support of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners who entered the 12th day of a hunger strike. Palestinians are calling it the Day of Rage. Israeli forces fired tear-gas bombs, rubber-coated steel bullets and live fire, during the clashes, which broke out following Friday prayers in cities, villages and refugee camps in various districts of the West Bank. Numerous Palestinians were injured. Detainees started their hunger strike on April 17th, which also marks the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, demanding basic, internationally-guaranteed rights.
Tue Apr 4 2017 (Updated 04/05/17)West Bank Marks 41st Anniversary of Land Day
Land Day was marked with demonstrations in memory of the seizure of 21 thousand dunams of land in Al-Jalil, Al-Muthalth and Al-Naqab on March 30, 1976. Palestinians protested the Israeli apartheid wall, attempted to plant olive trees on stolen land, and called for the release of political prisoners held by Israel. Scores were injured by Israelis with rubber-coated bullets and tear gas. Israeli occupation violations against Palestinians continue. Israel has seized more than 85% of the total area of historical land of Palestine. Arabs comprise 48% of the total population, but are able to utilize only 15% of the land.
7PM Sunday Mar 4 A Special Evening with Noam Chomsky
7:30PM Tuesday Mar 20 BOYCOTT! "The Academy & Justice for Palestine"
7:30PM Thursday Mar 29 GAZA: An Inquest Into Its Martyrdom
Bay Area Queers Spread Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi’s Image Far and Wide Tue Feb 20th 12:11pm
Free the Tamimis: Day of Action/ Teach in Sat Feb 17th 10:41pm
GAZA: An Inquest Into Its Martyrdom Sat Feb 17th 9:38am
BOYCOTT! "The Academy & Justice for Palestine" Sat Feb 17th 9:26am
Breaking the Seige of Gaza: Fundraiser Featuring Ann Wright for 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla Sat Feb 17th 5:57am
Right-Wing Zionist Group Calls on Berkeley to Investigate City Council Member Over Support for Palestinian Rights Thu Feb 15th 9:47pm
Israeli Official Distorts CA Law To Stop Sister City Proposal Thu Feb 15th 9:21pm
Israeli Court Extends Detention of Ahed Tamimi into Next Month (2 comments) Tue Feb 13th 6:40pm
A Victory for the Right to Boycott, in Massachusetts. Thu Feb 8th 4:20pm
Federal Judge Issues Injunction Against Kansas Anti-Boycott Law Tue Feb 6th 6:42pm
Home Away from Home: Little Palestine by the Bay Mon Feb 5th 9:33am
Video of Ahed Tamimi standing up to IOF soldiers in 2012 and 2017 Sun Feb 4th 2:12pm
Worldwide Actions Commemorate Ahed Tamimi’s 17th Birthday, Demand Freedom Sun Feb 4th 1:34pm
Free Ahed Tamimi Rally Wed Jan 31st 8:55pmMore News...