Saturday, November 5 2016 November 3, 2016, al-Hammeh, Umm Zuqa, Ra’s al-Ahmar By David Shulman Three vignettes from the Jordan Valley, after the first rains: 1. We race up to the top of the ridge at Umm Zuqa, turn left past the army base. Suddenly a vast slice of the Jordan Valley opens up beneath us, rows of corrugated grey sandstone, the green winding sliver of the river, the pink hills of Transjordan—surely one of the most breathtaking views in the Middle East. Not by chance, settlers have started building a new (illegal) outpost here. I, too, would be happy to live […]
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Saturday, October 29 2016 A Funny Thing Happened in the Jordan Valley Last Thursday “It was 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 Fahrenheit) in the Jordan Valley. We went for another day of work and accompaniment with the villagers who face constant harassment from Israeli authorities, and we happened to be there when the Forces of Israeli Defense came to demolish a gravel road, the only access road to Al Hadidiyye, a village which has no water supplies except for the overly priced water tanks delivered on this gravel road.” Read more of the Jordan Valley here in a post by Radical Monkey Clown.
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Monday, October 24 2016 Get to know the people of the South Hebron Hills a wonderful new on-line project: Living Archive
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Monday, October 24 2016 Settlers Build New Illegal Outpost on Private Palestinian Land Israeli army says stop-work orders have been issued and further enforcement efforts will be taken in Jordan Valley, but Haaretz saw work continuing on Thursday.
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Friday, October 21 2016 Escorting children to school It’s quite absurd that 7 Palestinian children need 2-3 leftist and a Jeep full of soldiers to accompany them on their way to school. This is because the road that leads to school passes near the violent settlement of Havat-Maon. Apparently this is easier than actually solve the problem. Early Monday morning with Ta’ayush תעאיוש تعايش. First published on Facebook by Li Lorian.
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Friday, October 21 2016 the Jordan Valley: a report by David Shulman October 13, 2016 ‘Ein el-Hammeh, Harat al-Makhul, al-Hadidiye: A Report by David Shulman. Read more: here
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Monday, September 12 2016 Saturday, 10.9, Um al-Kheir On Saturday, 10.9.16, Ta’ayush, All That’s Left and Combatants For Peace activists, joined together in the residence of Um al-Kheir in the South Hebron Hills, and other Palestinians from the nearby communities, clearing up the rubble of the house demolitions Israel has done this last month.
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Sunday, September 4 2016 Demolitions in Um Al Khair Watch here
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