Archive for the 'Nablus' Category

Video - Non Violent activism in Palestine March 2007

Friday, June 15th, 2007

A short film on Non Violent Resitance in Palestine

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The circumcision along with the wedding

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

by Jamil Dababat

TUBAS (WAFA) – There was great joy at Shaded Abdel Rahim Hussein Bsharat’s 57, yesterday morning, pending the birth of his 24th daughter Somoud But at the last moment, when he was getting ready to take his wife to hospital, the Israeli army came to his house with a demolition order to be carried out in 48 hours. (more…)

Farmers in Tubas and the Jordan Valley

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

As our delegation is coming to an end, I was asked to write something about the two farmers’ cooperatives that we have visited in the Tubas region. My mission of finding out more about the agricultural situation in Palestine has largely failed because of a lack of time, but hopefully I can do more research in the future. However, I can draw a rough picture of the situation many farmers are facing around Tubas and in the Jordan Valley. (more…)

ATG Tour and First Impressions of Palestine

Friday, April 6th, 2007

As a newby to Palestine (and indeed the Middle East) I have to admit I didn’t know what to expect. People back at home had painted a fairly grim picture, several people being convinced I would be shot, cavity searched or just not allowed into the country. But it really wasn’t that bad. I passed through the airport with ease and my journey commenced. From the bus to Jerusalem I saw the first rolling hills and oddly shaped settlements. As I said, I didn’t know what to expect, but I was taken aback by the beauty of the landscape. The experiences continued with my entry into Jerusalem. The atmosphere is truly exceptional; so lively and bustling. It was clear from the outset that the military are a huge presence and that you can never really escape them but to a certain extent you can get used to them (although as a westerner it is a whole different ball game). In the evening we walked around the winding streets of the old city. It was only a brief expedition but we still saw all the shops and people that made the area so full of life. (more…)

Tubas Students Delayed by IOF at Beit Iba Checkpoint

Monday, November 6th, 2006

“This is the occupation…. the IOF killed my friend”

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

We have just heard from Fatih, our friend from Toubas, that just over a week ago one of our taxi drivers was shot dead by the Israeli Army at a Raod Clusure near Toubas. (more…)

Nurse and patient turned back at Israeli Army checkpoint

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

On Sunday 30th April I had to unexpectedly cut my visit to Palestine short and return to Britain. I needed to get from Nablus, in th e North of the West Bank, to Jerusalem as quickly as possible. It took me five hours - others travelling with me did not get there at all. (more…)

Balata Refugee Camp, Nablus

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

Nothing I had heard about, read or seen before I came here could prepare me for being in Balata Refugee camp.