Saturday, April 27 2013 Israeli soldier threatening, cursing and using racist expressions towards shepherds and activists Watch the film made by Taayush activst Guy, showing an Israeli soldier today near the settlement of Otniel, threatening, shouting, cursing and using racist expressions towards Palestinian shepherds from the village of Umm Al Amad and Ta’ayush Activists. Translation of some of the expressions used by the soldier: “Watch out! Shut up, I’ll let you have one in the head! Get out of here, you asshole! You guys are worse than Arabs!  assholes! You help Arabs!”
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Friday, April 19 2013 Ta’ayush activists halt work on a new “security” road near the settlement of Otniel On April 10th 2013, work on a new “security” road began southeastof the settlement of Otniel; the road trespasses private Palestinianland and is being bult without the land owners’ permission. It seems that the purpose of the new road is to annex additional Palestinian land to the settlement and to deny Palestinians accessto this annexed land.
An urgent call brought Ta’ayush activists to the the site in order to prevent further work on this new road. We called the Civil Adminstration and the police, who issued an order to stop the […]
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Wednesday, April 3 2013 Israeli activists detained for filming by Mairav Zonszein   In the video below (filmed by an Israeli Ta’ayush activist on Monday April 1 and subtitled quickly by yours truly) a policeman approaches Israeli activists who regularly go to the South Hebron Hills (he knows all their names already) and informs them they are being detained. For what? For filming illegal construction at an illegal outpost in the area called Avigayil on a different day. That’s right. This was not an April Fool’s joke, but the way the law is actually being enforced by Israeli authorities in the West Bank. […]
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Thursday, December 31 2009 ibn Ezra To ibn Ezra This website is run by Joseph Dana and Mairav Zonszein. We are Jerusalem based, American-Israeli Ta’ayush activists. Our work has been featured in The Nation, Haaretz, Global Voices Online and regularly on Mondoweiss. We offer an on-the-ground perspective on life in Israel and the reality of the settlement project for Israeli and Palestinian society. We post exclusive footage from the West Bank that often includes acts of settler violence, IDF policy and conduct and settlement expansion, to name a few topics. To ibn Ezra
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