Tuesday, May 19 2015 Umm al-Ara’is, Mufagara, Harruba by David Shulman There are some pleasant surprises in store for us today. We have already set off on foot by the main path to Umm al-Ara’is, a good half-hour’s walk through the desert; shepherds wave hello from the slopes above us. It is 8:30 and still not too hot. I’m happy to be walking through this landscape once again—I was away for a month because of minor surgery—but within a few minutes Sa’id arrives in his clunky, white, infinitely expandable van: we count seventeen children and not a few adults. They tell […]
Saturday, November 15 2014 Palestinians and Activists Attacked near The Settlement of Asfar Another incident of settlers violence against Palestinians in their privately owned land, near the settlement of Asfar (Meizad).
Saturday, October 11 2014 Ta’ayush Activists Were Attacked Near The Outpost “Mizpe Yair” Another attack by settlers on Ta’ayush activists near the outspost “Mizpe Yair”. The attack occurred in front of the soldiers who did nothing to prevent the violence, and none of the attackers was detained or arrested. Another video:
Monday, October 6 2014 Join The Olive Harvest in The Occupied Territories Rabbis for Human Rights is pleased to invite you to join us as we begin this year’s OLIVE HARVEST Every fall, Rabbis for Human Rights brings hundreds of volunteers to work side-by-side with Palestinian farmers during our Olive Harvest campaign. Our presence provides protection against possible settler intimidation, enables farmers to pick within the limited number of days that they can safely do so, and has also become an act of solidarity between Israeli Jews and Palestinians. If you would like to join us for a day of harvesting in the territories, please […]
Saturday, September 20 2014 Umm al-Ara’is by David Shulman New outpost of Givat Sorek. Photo by Amir Bitan. September 20, 2014 7:00. Ezra leaves me off near the ‘Awad tents on the steep slope north of the wadi. It’s another one of those times when he says: “Just keep walking, and you’ll find the shepherds.” He also tells me that last week there was a violent attack on them by settlers from Mitzpeh Yair; the shepherds and two international volunteers were beaten and a camera smashed. For now, I’m on my own. It’s autumn: sharp wind, a timid sun, […]
Thursday, September 11 2014 Another Expulsion of Palestinians from Their Privately Owned Land Last Saturday, near the outpost of “Havat Mor”, a Palestinian shepherd was expelled from his land, without a warrant or a legal cause, and against the Israeli High court’s decision and the Attorney General’s orders. Watch the video.
Saturday, August 30 2014 Wadi Simsim, Tequ’a by David Shulman There is innocence, and there is the smug delusion of innocence. It’s not hard to tell them apart. I saw a lot of both today. Suhail was born in the tents of Wadi Simsim and has lived his whole life here, in the wadi, with the goats and the sheep. This is his world. He knows every rock. He never studied. He speaks only Arabic (the lush, musical dialect of the south). Yet he is a man of the world, and he knows right from wrong. He’s holding in a […]