Sunday, November 22 2020 This week – November 15-22, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Cases of explicit cooperation of the Civil Administration, Israeli army and police with incursions of settler-colonists from their outposts into Palestinians’ lands and homes in the South Hebron Hills – while the pace of demolitions of Palestinian structures and property throughout Area C and East Jerusalem is steadily growing; a Palestinian activist was wounded on Friday by Israeli army fire during a violent dispersion of a protest demonstration against a new setlter-colonist outpost in Samiya, in the West Bank hill range, and a paramedic was detained; activists from Palestine, Israel […]
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Sunday, November 15 2020 This week – November 8-14, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories The settler-colonists intensify their looting and robbery activities: 20 sheep stolen from Palestinian shepherds near the Tayibe junction were delivered to the settler-colony ‘Rimonim’ on the West Bank hill range – settler-colonists stole equipment worth tens of thousands of NIS from Turmus Aya and left the graffiti “The People of Israel lives!” – and at Tel Rumeida in Hebron settler-colonists were documented stealing the Palestinian inhabitants’ harvest of olives; more demolitions by the Israeli occupation forces in East Jerusalem; volunteers worked during the weekend to repair demolition damages in Humsa, […]
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Tuesday, November 10 2020 November 6, 2020. Harat Makhul. Humsa al-Foqa The rains have come in force, the hills are muddy, and there is food for the goats and sheep. Over morning tea in Makhul we get the weekly litany of hurts. Walid—still a boy—was out alone with the herd, and settlers came and beat him. It’s really dangerous to be alone on the hills. A large posse of settlers attacked Qadri and several others; there were two broken legs. A few days earlier, settlers killed Qadri’s uncle’s cow. At Ibziq the army confiscated 21 Palestinian tractors, private vehicles, and water […]
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Sunday, November 8 2020 This week – November 1-7, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories An operation of demolition and destruction on a scale unprecedented for years took place at Homsa A-Foqa, in the northern Palestinian Jordan Valley – 83 structures, homes, kitchen tents, outhouses, water tanks, solar systems and 10 tons of food and water for the livestock were destroyed by the Israeli army. 74 women and men, among them 41 children, were left destitute; The wave of demolitions by the Israeli occupation army continues in East Jerusalem as well photo: Homsa A-Foqa, northern Palestinian Jordan Valley after the Israeli army’s ‘visit’, November 3, […]
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Monday, November 2 2020 This week – October 25-31, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Israeli army forces destroyed the central water pipe serving Palestinian communities in the Massafer Yatta area this week – in addition to massive home demolitions throughout the Occupied Territories and Jerusalem; shepherds from En Al Hilwa in the Palestinian Jordan Valley were assaulted by a settler-colonist on his mini-tractor who killed a cow and injured others; settler-colonists continue to harass olive harvesters and vandalize their olive groves – please join actions helping the harvesters at this time! photo: Olive harvesters in the South Hebron Hills, October 30, 2020 South Hebron […]
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Sunday, October 25 2020 October 21, 2020. Ein Sukut Text and Images by David Shulman — Today Ahmad seems nervous, scared, with good reason. He wants us near him. These are the last days in the year that Ahmad and his almost-deaf father Husain will be staying in their tents in the flat stretch close to the natural spring and pools called Ein Sukut. On Sunday they will move up the mountain ridge to Farisiyya, for the rainy months. They think of Farisiyya as their true home. Seasonal migrations are a normal part of Bedouin life in the Jordan […]
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Sunday, October 25 2020 This week – October 18-24, 2020 – in the Occupied Palestinian Territories The present wave of settler-colonist attacks against Palestinian olive harvesters continues, with the robbing of olive crops and heavy damages to olive trees, and the ongoing harassment and chasing away of shepherds from their grazing grounds; on Friday settler-colonists from Yitzhar attacked six olive harvesters from the village of Bourin, wounding four of them – on the next day the settler-colonists of Yitzhar attacked a neighborhood in nearby Asira Al Qibliya with sticks and stones, wounding the deputy mayor in his head; diplomats and journalists held a tour of Palestinian […]
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Monday, October 19 2020 This week – October 11-17 2020 – in the Occupied Territories This year’s olive harvest is carried out under severe settler-colonist assaults throughout the OPT: brutalizing the harvesters, arsons, uprooting of trees, stealing crops, flooding groves with sewage, and vandalizing hundreds of trees, usually backed up by Israeli army and police forces who at times have even participated by firing teargas and stun grenades at the attacked harvesters; In the northern and southern Palestinian Jordan Valley and in the South Hebron Hills, Palestinian shepherds are systematically chased away from their grazing grounds by outpost settler-colonists and the army forces who do […]
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