Israeli army sprays sewage on the streets of the Palestinian town of Abu Dis
Could also be 3-Methyl-1-butanethiol, aka “skunk water”
Testimony: "Last night [25 September] a new weapon by the Israeli army against the people in Abu Dis: they drove round the main streets and sprayed sewage water everywhere – descriptions are of the really disgusting smell absolutely everywhere. It entered the houses and the kids’ rooms – and it didn’t clear like teargas apparently does. It hung around in the fabric inside houses and made everyone fear for their health: rumours of possible viruses are going around.
The Israeli army have been using a lot of tear gas recently in Abu Dis. The children in the Abu Dis schools have lost many of the first school days in Abu Dis, as the army have been shooting tear gas into school playgrounds as well as around the nearby university.
We [Cadfa] are writing to our MP, asking him to ask the Foreign Office to enquire about this, in order to protect the people (and in particular the children) in the face of such attacks. You may want to do the same.
Does anyone have contact with news media that might cover this particularly the sewage spraying? We know it is not the first time in Palestine – have heard of it in Nabi Saleh and Bil’in when there have been demonstrations, and then last Friday [20 September] in Aizariah next to Abu Dis. But this is the first time in our “twin” town, right in the middle of all the families, and it must not be allowed to become routine (anywhere)!”
Infographic: An ongoing displacement and the forced exile of Palestinians, by Visualizing Palestine for #Nakba
"May 15th marks the 65th anniversary of the Nakba - when 750,000 Palestinians were displaced from the territory that became Israel. In 1948, more than 50% of the entire Palestinian population was ethnically cleansed.
In commemoration of the Nakba, and the displacement that continues today, we are releasing ‘An Ongoing Displacement’. The new visual quantitatively catalogues the multiple dimensions of Palestinian displacement and loss of land.”
March 30 is Land Day.
Land Day marks the day in 1976 when six Palestinian citizens of Israel— Khayr Ahmad Yasin of Arraba; Khadija Shawahna, Raja Abu Raya, and Khadir Khalayla of Sakhnin; Muhsin Taha of Kafr Kanna; and Rifat Ali Zuhayri of Nur Shams— were gunned down by police while demonstrating against the Israeli government’s decision to confiscate tens of thousands of dunams (decares) of Palestinian-owned land.
The events of March 30, 1976, which include the protests, a general strike, and the subsequent killing of the six young Palestinians are considered a turning point in the relationship between Palestinian citizens and the Israeli state. Palestinians inside Israel were subject to military law from 1948 until 1966, after which a gradual relaxation of regulations allowed them to organize politically and mobilize against Israeli state policies that discriminated against them and dispossessed them of their lands, culminating in the events of March 30.
Seizure of Palestinian land by Israeli authorities under numerous pretenses and laws continues to this day. Land Day symbolizes and invokes Palestinians’ ties to their land in defiance of Israeli state policies that seek to break them.
The Palestinian Museum honors the memory of those fallen Palestinians of March 30, 1976.