Arrested for Standing By and Filming

Before I start, it is worthy to note that the following two incidents took place only in the last three days. The following is just another example of life under Israeli occupation.

What Press Freedom?

On Sunday morning in al-Walaja village near Bethlehem, Palestinians protested Israel’s illegal building of the Apartheid Wall around the village. The soldiers were planting explosives and dynamite on the cliff to pave the way for another installment of the Apartheid Wall which will isolate Walaja village from the rest of the occupied West Bank. In the meantime, Palestinian activist Mazin Qumsiyeh was arrested for holding a camera and filming Israeli soldiers’ crackdown on Palestinian and International protestors. Arrest is at 3:05 marker in this video:

Three days ago in Nabi Saleh village near Ramallah, where weekly demonstrations take place against the expansion of nearby illegal settlements, Palestinian photojournalist and B’TSelem volunteer Bilal Tamimi was also arrested while documenting Israel’s brutal crackdown on the protest. In that day, Israeli soldiers heavily used tear gas, rubber bullets, and dirty-water cannons to disperse the protestors, one man was hit with a rubber bullet in his eye from close range of 30 meters.

Arrest of Bilal Tamimi is at 6:40 marker in this video:


Jalal Abukhater

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Jalal Abukhater is a Jerusalemite, he is a graduate MA(hons) International Relations and Politics from the University of Dundee, Scotland.