Nabi Saleh Village
The 550 people living in Nabi Saleh village face harassment and frequent violent repression from the Israeli army.
Since 2009, villagers have held weekly peaceful protests against Israel's military occupation and the illegal Israeli settlement of Halamish, which has taken over most of their farmland. Despite court orders, the settlers have also turned the village water spring into a tourist attraction, which Nabi Saleh residents are now prevented from using.
The Israeli army responds to the villagers' peaceful protests with excessive or unnecessary force. So far they have killed two people and injured hundreds, including women and children.
The Israeli army also intimidates and harasses the villagers. Their tactics include declaring the entire village a closed military zone, carrying out night raids, arresting children, and arbitrarily using weapons such as tear gas, which is fired at homes.
The utter lack of accountability for Israeli army actions in Nabi Saleh and elsewhere in the West Bank is allowing soldiers to commit violations of international human rights and humanitarian law with impunity.
Show solidarity with the people of Nabi Saleh
SEND A LETTER OR A CARD
Send a letter or a card via Naji Tamimi, Coordinator of the Nabi Saleh Popular Resistance Committee.
You can also leave a message of support on the Nabi Saleh Facebook page: bit.ly/nabi-saleh
WRITE YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE AND SENATORS
Urge your elected official to call on Israel to stop attacking peaceful Palestinian protestors in Nabi Saleh.
Call on him/her to ensure that security officers responsible for the killings of Mustafa Tamimi and Rushdi Tamimi and the injury of others in the village are brought to justice.
Find your representatives' contact information at: http://whoismyrepresentative.com/START YOUR LETTER: Dear Representative/Dear Senator