Military Court Orders to Jail Palestinian Activist, Naji Tamimi, for Peacefully Protesting on Nakba Day
Military Court Judge, Major Refael Yemini, ruled that Naji Tamimi, a protest leader from the village of Nabi Saleh is to remain in jail until the end of his trial for having participated in a peaceful demonstration.
Nabi Saleh Welcomes Released Prisoner Naji Tamimi, Stands in Solidarity with Hunger Striking Hana Shalabi
This weeks' protest in Nabi Saleh was held in solidarity with hunger-striking political prisoner Hanaa Shalabi. The village also celebrated the release of Naji Tamimi, member of the local popular committee released after a year in military prison.
Alistair Burt, the Foreign Office Minister for Middle East, attended a meeting with community organizers and wives of political prisoners, Bassem and Naji Tamimi, in the village of Nabi Saleh today.
Naji Tamimi was born on September 2nd, 1962, in the village of Nabi Saleh. He went to elementary school in Nabi Saleh and finished high school in the nearby village of Bani Zaid. He studied accounting in Jordan, before eventually receiving a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the Birzeit University, where he later also earned a master’s degree in Arab contemporary studies. He has personally lost 70 dunams of land to the Israeli Jewish-only settlement of Halamish, located adjacent to Nabi Saleh from the south.
Recent events have once more proven the potency of civil resistance, and its ability to bring about change and end injustice. From the Arab Spring to the recent demonstrations commemorating the Nakba, ordinary people are affecting change. While Abdallah Abu Rahmah is finally out of Israeli prisons, a new wave of repression is underway in the West Bank, and more protest leaders have been rounded up as Israel once more is set to suppress civil resistance to the Occupation. we need your help to stand by them.
Over 150 people turned out in the village of Nabi Saleh to mark Land Day - the annual commemoration of general strikes against Israeli land appropriation among Palestinian citizens of Israel in 1976. During the confrontations in 1976, six Palestinians were killed and hundreds injured. Nabi Saleh marked the event with a night demonstration which saw villagers carrying torches and marching in solidarity with the village’s political prisoners.
Naji Tamimi, member of the Nabi Saleh popular committee and one of the leading figures in the struggle against the annexation of village lands by the nearby settlement of Halamish, was arrested last night during an army night raid on the village. The military also searched the home of another popular committee member, Bassem Tamimi, absent at the time. These last few weeks saw the army waging an extensive arrest campaign against village residents, specifically targeting minors.