Saturday, March 15 2014 Otniel’s settlers celebrating on Palestinian private land, soldiers seem to be impotent Otniel’s settlers celebrating and chasing away Palestinian shepheards and flocks from their land, soldiers and other occupation forces seem to be impotent. Umm El Amad, South Hebron hills 15.3.2014
Saturday, March 1 2014 Tuba, Shahin by David Shulman We find the shepherds from Tuba with their goats just over the hill from the chicken coup of Chavat Maon, of cursed memory and cursed present. They’re scared. In fact, I don’t remember ever seeing Palestinian shepherds so nervous. Last week soldiers came when they were somewhere nearby, in this same wadi, with the sheep and goats; the soldiers pointed their loaded guns at them and told them that if they ever came here again they’d shoot them. The wadi, even by the lunatic rules of the Civil […]
Saturday, February 8 2014 An Attack near Eshtamoa A group of activists accompanied shepherds on their private land above which the illegal outpost of Eshtamoa had been built. One of the activists was attacked by masked settlers and beaten with a stick. Other settlers threw stones. Pay attention to the soldier’s behaviour, then try to imagine what would have happened if the attackers had been Palestinians. Read the article on YNET in English
Saturday, February 1 2014 Watch Settlers control of Army & Civilians in Umm al Arais Watch a settler near the illegal outpost of Mitzpeh Yair trying to scare away a shepherd from Qawawis and his sheep, claiming the land belongs to “the People of Israel”. An Israeli army officer of the civil administration is asking the shepherd if he has “agreements” with another settler from the illegal outpost.
Wednesday, January 22 2014 Read “Ha’aretz” article about the Taboun in Umm el Kheir Read the article by Amira Hess
Saturday, January 18 2014 Umm al-Ara’is, Khushiyya and Twaneh by David Shulman It’s not a good time to walk through the fields. The first, tentative green shoots are pushing up from soft soil irrigated by last month’s fierce snowfall. At Umm al-Khair, the huge field we cleared of rocks and thorns last summer is now a miracle of Irish green, wildly at odds with the browns and purples of the desert. The light is wintry, crisp, more than sufficient to highlight the gap between good and evil. Still, we find ourselves moving rapidly through fields, stepping as lightly as we can […]
Saturday, January 11 2014 Children Attacked by Settlers at Umm el Arais Settlers attacked children of the Awad and Jabbarin families on their lands at Umm el Arais near the illegal outpost of Mitzpeh Yair. A video filmed by Ta’ayush activists shows the settlers attacking and kicking the children, claiming their actions to be “Mitzvahs” and swearing at an activist who condemns them. Watch the video filmed by Ta’ayush activists