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 Civil Administration, police, and soldiers forced him out of the area, showing an outdated and irrelevant warrant, threatening him with arrest if he stays with his sheep on that thin stretch of barley.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. […]
Sunday, April 10 2016 Taayush activity, Satrday, 10.4.16 | photo: Amir Bitan | Amitai Ben-Abba: Kids in Umm Al Kheir playing in the ruins of their houses, joyfully shattering pieces of styrofoam formerly used as insulation between the thin copper walls. Israeli forces demolished six homes in this small South Hebron Hills village last week. Meanwhile, new two-storied houses stand vacant in the Jewish settlement of Karmel 50 meters away, on the other side of a fence. A wave of demolitions has been washing the West Bank in 2016, hitting particularly hard in the South Hebron Hills and […]
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.
Monday, March 7 2016 In the Rubble of a Palestinian Home, I Saw the Occupation’s Evil With My Own Eyes | Photo by Amir Bitan | When I visited Jinba with Ta’ayush activists last Saturday to help clear the rubble away, Hamudi looked at me, grinning: “So you’re not going to tell the other Jews to come destroy our house again?” Read Moriel Rothman-Zecher’s article in Haaretz
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.
Sunday, January 24 2016 The Brave Israeli Soldiers and the Palestinian Pothole Attack Read Amira Hass’s story in Ha’aretz http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.698402
Saturday, December 26 2015 Umm al-Ara’is and Bi’r al-‘Id by David Shulman 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 […]