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
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Saturday, December 28 2013 Israeli police tries to block Anarchists on the road to South Hebron Hills Watch the video made by Ta’ayush activists Saturday morning 28th of December 2013, a few kilometers from Zif. Ta’ayush activists on the way to South Hebron hills. Israeli police got an order to prevent Anarchists from reaching South Hebron hills.
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Saturday, November 23 2013 An Organized Attack in Umm el Ara’is, and More A sunny Saturday in South Hebron hills, and for some reason, not many activists have registered. Some of us headed from Jerusalem, in Ezra’s car, to the lands of Umm el ‘Amad. One shepherd took his sheep to graze, and another plowed his land accompanied by us, fortunately without being disturbed by settlers or ‘”Security Forces”. The farmers have finished their work pretty early, and the one who had been plowing reminded us that his access to his lands has been denied for many years, until we started coming along with him. The rest of us headed in a van from Jerusalem to […]
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Saturday, November 16 2013 Umm el ‘Amad, Umm al-Ara’is and Susya by David Shulman By a miracle of sorts, we had a mostly peaceful day in South Hebron today; such an event is so rare that I thought it might be worth mentioning to you. In lieu of a more substantial report, let me just say that Abu Sharif and Fadil plowed three fields, with an iron plow and a donkey, on one end of the wadi at Umm al-’Amad, just under the settlement of Otniel– lands they were denied access to for some 15 years– and there was a slightly higher-tech plowing, with […]
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Saturday, November 2 2013 An article in “Le Monde” about Ta’ayush http://www.taayush.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/TAAYOUSH.pdf TAAYOUSH Written in French by Luc Beaudoin In the Paths of Occupied Palestine—Part 1 of 2 Photo Captions (clink the link, above, to see photos in the original article): Bedouins from Um al-Hayyari having difficulty watering their flocks: the settlement in Carmel (right) expanding their military defense. Bottom: Ta’ayush’s Tamar confronts soldiers defending the settlement consuming Palestinian lands. The Oslo Accords (1993) between Israel and the Palestinians predicted that a five-year interim period would lead up to enacting the permanent agreement in which the West Bank (and Gaza) would be […]
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Saturday, October 26 2013 A soldier using physical and verbal violence in Umm el ‘Arais Saturday morning, ‘Awad family lands in Umm el ‘Arais. These lands had been invaded by the settlers of Mitzpeh Yair, an illegal outpost they founded near by, then some illegal green houses were built there as well, in which organic vegetables have been growing and producing some nice profit. In the last couple of years, parallel to struggling in court, the ‘Awad family has been attempting to reach it’s lands each Saturday, accompanied by Ta’ayush activists. Each time, they have been blocked by soldiers and policemen, and sometimes detained or arrested as well. In this video, a soldier […]
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Saturday, October 19 2013 Umm al-Ara’is and Susya by David Shulman Autumn in the South Hebron hills. Thick sun, in and out of cloud. Wind: a taste of winter. Blue hills trimmed with green. Crstyal light, unearthly clarity. Mauve ridges rushing in waves down into the desert. Scattered rocks that look like sheep, and sheep that could be rocks. The smell of wood ovens in Twaneh; someone is baking pitta. It’s good to be back. I’m here, among other reasons, as a way of remembering, a quiet, intimate gesture for my mother, Deana, who died last month at 96, lucid, witty, […]
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Saturday, October 5 2013 You shook my hand? I’ll throw stones at you! Saturday, Umm el Arais lands, near the illegal outpost of Mitzpeh Yair: As every Saturday, the Awad family – owners of the lands - Men, women and children came to visit their land. Since settlers of the illegal outpost of Mitzpeh Yair had invaded it, a few years ago, it has been declared “a disputed area”, As every Saturday, a closed military zone order has been issued to the family by the Israeli Army, and the video shows a soldier taking one of the family’s children outside of their land. The second part of the […]
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