Saturday, October 18 2008 Olive Harvest in Tel-Rumeida, Hebron At dawn the activists arrived. Around thirty Ta’ayush and international volunteers came to the Palestinian groves adjacent to the Jewish settlement in Tel-Rumeida, Hebron, to help the landowners pick their olives. Previous attempts by the Palestinian farmers — who live behind fences and are subjected to daily violence — to reach their olive trees had been blocked by the residents of Tel Rumeida, a stronghold of the most militant and extremist Jewish settlers. Even the Israeli police are afraid of these settlers while the military routinely bows down to their […]
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Thursday, October 16 2008 Olive Harvest in Susya and a Military Takeover a Private House in Hebron Over 100 activists – Palestinian, Israeli & international – arrived at dawn to Susya region. Police claimed that the area has been announced “restricted military zone”. After arguing that dozens of Israeli vehicles pass undisturbed, and especially due to the media’s attention to the unequal enforcement of the warrant – the harvest was allowed. In light of agreements with the police, some areas were harvested by Palestinians only, while some in cooperation with Israeli & international activists. At the end of the day nearly all the olives at Susya region […]
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Wednesday, November 17 2004 Olive harvest in the vicinity of ‘Anin, northern West Bank The fence separates the farmers from their land. That is why we gathered 250 people, Palestinians and Jews, arriving in four busses, from Haifa and the north, from Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, to harvest the olive groves with the Palestinians. We were Ta’ayush and of the movements Courage to Refuse and Shalom Achshav. We harvested the groves of five villages: Ya’bad, Tura, Nazlet ‘Isa, Um-ArReihan and ‘Anin. Map of Pengon. We harvested near a road that connects ‘Anin and Tura, now locked between two checkpoints. ‘Anin has 11,000 Dunams (Dunam = […]
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Saturday, October 27 2001 Olive harvest in Sussya region On Saturday, October 27, about 150 of Ta’ayush activists wished to join the olive harvest in Sussya region to guarantee the safety of the Palestinian residents against attacks from the settlers and the army while they harvest their olive crop. The group was stopped by a police & army roadblock some 500m before the settlement Sussya, and presented with a military closed zone order in effect from 26.10 to 26.12. MKs tried to use their influence to abolish the order, but to no avail. Ta’ayush people remained in the area […]
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