The arrest of another peaceful man

Nagey Tamimi in Nabi Saleh

Our friend, Nagey Tamimi, was arrested early this morning in a night raid on the village of Nabi Saleh.  Bassem Tamimi’s house was also raided, however he was not at home and avoided arrest. In all likelyhood he will be arrested in the coming days.

Both men have been critical in the leadership of the village’s peaceful resistance to the occupation here.  They have regularly welcomed us, and other internationals, into their home as part of their family. 

Islam Tamimi in Nabi Saleh

Nabi Saleh has been facing night raids for many months and their non-violent demonstrations have been brutally repressed by the Israeli Occupation. Many of the boys from the village have been arrested, including 14 year old Islam who has been facing interrogation in an adult jail since the middle of January.

Bassem had been detained several times and beaten by the military. Both he and Nagey were aware that they were targeted for arrest as part of a renewed Israeli effort to end the demonstrations in the village by imprisoning the leadership of the Popular Committee.

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4 Responses to The arrest of another peaceful man

  1. Abu Asad says:

    I think this goes to show just how afraid Israel is of non-violent resistance. The thought of a Palestinian Ghandi fills them with horror. Military might they know. PR they also know. They use the two together very cleverly. If anyone asks, Nagey and Bassem, and Abdullah, Wael, and all the others are involved in ‘terror’. And the world swallows it.

    But non-violence they can’t deal with. If the world were to wake up to Palestinian non-violent resistance, opinion would sway. This Israel can’t have. So people like ours friends have to suffer so that Israel can maintain the status quo.

    Boycott Israel!

    Look after yourself habibti, and stay safe. xx

    • sadoranges says:

      Hey there. Looking after myself.

      Islam was in court today but not heard what happened. His brother Omar’s hearing was delayed until mid April yesterday. Nagey is in court on Sunday.

      Wish I was in Nabi Saleh tonight. Working on an interview I filmed with Bassem today. So good reason to be in the house. But the women are out for tomorrow’s demonstration! xx

    • Lottie says:

      I thought I’d have to read a book for a diveoscry like this!

    • http://www./ says:

      I agree. I hope it’s going to cool down. I tend to read books about cold places when the weather gets really hot. It’s quite a challenge to think cool by reading about the Antarctic when it’s in the high 30s, but mind over matter as they say.

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