Nabi Samuel النبي صموئيل is a Palestinian village whose houses and lands
are coveted by the Israeli Occupation. Most of it has
been ruined, its lands robbed, and the greater part of
its mosque turned into a Yeshiva (Jewish seminary).
The village is totally isolated. An island in the area
occupied by Israel.
A severe policy of restriction of movement permits makes life
unbearable for its inhabitants, imprisoning them in
their own village.
No one comes or goes without the occupiers’ permission.
No one is allowed to come and visit its two hundred
Palestinian inhabitants, including relatives and
friends, except for holders of Israeli IDs.
No one is allowed to build, even a wall, a sewage hole,
or another room for the one room school in the village.
Anything can be a pretext for the Israeli authorities to
withdraw the villagers’ residency status
so they live in the daily fear of being denied their right
to live in their own village.
On “Land Day” 2011, Palestinian citizens of Israel,
Palestinian residents of Jerusalem and other friends
came to alNabi Samwil to visit, show solidarity,
protest, and plant some trees.