Friday, October 2 2009 Barrier Removal Near village of Qaryut The residents of Qaryut, a village of some 2,500 tucked in a hilly region between the settlements of Shiloh and Eli midway between Nablus and Ramallah, have destroyed the dirt mound blocking their access to the main road 104 times. Today they did so for the 105th time, with the assistance of 10 Israeli and 10 international activists. A mere two kilometers west of their village, along a dirt road, is an entrance to the central highway, Route 60, the residents’ connection to markets, shops and schools in Ramallah and […]
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Saturday, June 6 2009 Susya and Khirbet Safa By David Shulman It never, and I mean never, rains in the south Hebron hills in June. Days are counted on a simple continuum of hot-hotter-hottest. But here I am standing in the steep road at Khirbet Safa at 9:30 in the morning under an almost cloudless sky, and raindrops are splattering against my skin. It’s no storm, but still a kind of miracle. I put it down to Obama’s visit to Cairo this week and to his speech which—probably for the first time in decades from an American president—spoke […]
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Friday, May 8 2009 Action in al-Buwera Our group of close to 40 Palestinians, Israelis and internationals arrived at the al-Buwera neighborhood in the outskirts of Palestinian Hebron, where settlers have recently built a new illegal outpost. Our goal was to build a shack of our own on the premise as a youth peace center. When we arrived, in addition to the settlers there were also approximately 40 people that were taking part in a tour organized by the Mount Hebron Council. The settlers and tour group tried repeatedly to prevent us from erecting our structure while […]
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Sunday, October 8 2006 Lift the Siege on the Grapes – al-Khadr On Sunday October 8, 2006 Ta’ayush set out for an action protesting against the checkpoint policy and the bisection of the occupied territories into small territorial units, a policy which severely limits Palestinians’ freedom of movement. Among other hardships, this policy prevents Palestinians from bringing their crops to market, an especially devastating reality for the grape crop, the main product of the Bethlehem and Hebron regions. The closing of sales opportunities to the West Bank, Jordan and the Gaza Strip, along with the prohibition on importing agricultural products into the […]
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Tuesday, September 25 2001 Solidarity Actions with the Inhabitants of South Hebron Area During Monday and Tuesday, 24-25.9.01 , Ta’ayush activists together with Rabbis for Human Rights, and the Committee against House Demolitions have stood with the families on their lands, to express solidarity, to salvage something of the destruction caused by the army, and to support the legal struggle against this deportation which prepares the ground for annexation de facto. On 25 September 2001 a petition was submitted to the Israeli High Court demanding that the Palestinians be permitted to return to their homes. The decision of the State Advocacy was that […]
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