Thursday, July 7 2016 Al-Hadidiya, Jordan Valley | photograph: Guy Hircefeld | Four months away provide just enough distance to see the madness and the cruelty for what they are. Who has set up this crazy system and kept it running for half a century? Is it not mad to deliberately deprive human beings—families, children, the elderly– of water at the height of summer in a scorching desert? It was at least 37 or 38 degrees Centigrade, almost 100 degrees Fahrenheit, today in Al-Hadidiya. No running water, of course, and almost no water at all. You can’t […]
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Tuesday, April 26 2016 Taayush activity, Satrday, 23.4.16 | photo: Amir Bitan | Amitai Ben Abba: During Ta’ayush work on Saturday 4/23/2016, our friend Na’el was forbidden from accessing grazing land close to the Susya settlement. Civil Administration, police, and soldiers forced him out of the area, showing an outdated and irrelevant warrant, threatening him with arrest if he stays with his sheep on that thin stretch of barley. Being intimately familiar with the brutality of the occupation, Na’el chose to herd his sheep away, although his access to this land has been legally confirmed countless times before. […]
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Sunday, April 17 2016 Join Ta’ayush activity in the Jordan Valley! Following a decade of successful activity in the South Hebron Hills, Ta’ayush is expanding its model to the Jordan Valley, where the Israeli Occupation has been systematically demolishing Palestinian villages, restricting access to water supplies and grazing lands, and incessantly limiting Palestinian’s freedom of movement. Join us to accompany shepherds and farmers in the Valley! People from all over the country are invited to join, specifically from the Tel Aviv area and from the north. We expect to go to the Jordan Valley about once a week (not on Saturdays), […]
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Saturday, March 26 2016 Taayush activity, Saturday, 26.3 Today at the South Hebron Hills we accompanied Palestinian shepherds from several villages. Shepherds from Zanuta are afraid to arrive to the grazing lands near the Israeli outpost Havat-Mor. Every week another shepherd there is taken by the army and is detained for couple of hours, then released after a deposition of a few hundreds Shekels. We had a quiet and rainy day.
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Saturday, March 5 2016 Taayush activity, Saturday, 5.3 accompanying shepherds from Zanuta near Havat Mor outpost. We had a few quiet hours until some soldiers arrived and drove the Palestinians away.
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Sunday, January 24 2016 The Brave Israeli Soldiers and the Palestinian Pothole Attack עמירה Read Amira Hass’s story in Ha’aretz http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.698402
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Saturday, December 26 2015 Umm al-Ara’is and Bi’r al-‘Id by David Shulman 10403120_10153826266107138_9202529490653735435_n December 26, 2015 Yesterday there was an engagement party for Sa’id’s son; Ezra and Ada went down to celebrate. The little girls, Gamar and Asil, whom we know well from the weekly marches, were all powdered and made up; today when we meet them, we still see traces of yesterday’s eyeliner. They’re busy playing with the coffee pot bubbling over on its bed of stones. Their older brothers are playing soccer under the indifferent eyes of the soldiers, their jeeps parked on the ‘Awad lands. Sa’id is talking to one […]
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Saturday, October 31 2015 Gawawis by David Shulman October 31, 2015 It’s tense in Hebron, tense in Jerusalem, tense inside people’s minds. For several weeks now we’ve had random stabbings (mostly by Palestinian teenagers); extra-judicial on-the-spot executions of Palestinians, or people who happen to look like Palestinians, by soldiers, settlers, and hot-headed passers-by; daily hysterical, hate-driven statements by Netanyahu and the thugs who surround him; attacks on hapless Palestinians by the Fascist squads of Lehava, prowling the city streets at night; and the de facto re-partition of Jerusalem. By contrast, in south Hebron we have a peaceful, almost […]
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