Sunday, March 29 2020 This week – March 22-28, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Steep escalation throughout: Jewish settler-colonists from outposts and colonies in the South Hebron Hills, Palestinian Jordan Valley and the West Bank hill ranges have been attacking Palestinian shepherds, farmers and whole communities fully backed up by the Israeli army, taking advantage of the closure in Israel and the resulting absence of Israeli activists on the ground; a retarded youth from Tuba who was picking Akoub herbs was arrested, restrained and taken to a distant Israeli army camp, and released from there no phone nor any contact with his family; settler-colonists […]
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Sunday, March 8 2020 Taayush report, March 1-7, 2020 – the Occupied Territories Jerusalem district police sabotages contacts between Issawiya neighborhood residents and the Jerusalem Municipality – police is running violent havoc again in schools, streets and homes of the neighborhood; Jewish settler-colonists, their dogs, and the Israeli army have been chasing Palestinian shepherds out of their own grazing grounds in the Palestinian Jordan Valley; the occupation forces have demolished a track that led to Palestinian villages caught inside Firing Zone 918 in the South Hebron Hills; photo: An Israeli bulldozer demolishing the track to villages caught inside firing zone 918 in the […]
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Sunday, March 1 2020 Taayush – This week (February 23-29, 2020) in the South Hebron Hills On Thursday, February 27, the occupation forces demolished four structures in the Palestinian communities of Safai and Markaz. On Friday Israeli activists accompanied Palestinian farmers plowing Shweike land, close to the settler-colonist outpost of Mitzpe Eshtamo’a. Armed settler-colonists tried to chase the farmers away, ordered to identity themselves and pointed their weapons at them, but the Palestinians persisted in their work until all the plowing in the ravine was completed. On Saturday (29.2.20) activists accompanied Palestinian shepherds to pasture in Umm Al Imad and at Um Zaituna, close to Tawane […]
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Sunday, March 1 2020 Nu‘ema – February 28, 2020 text by David Shulman Photograph: Margaret Olin Read more: February 28, 2020 Nu‘ema, text by David Shulman
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Sunday, February 23 2020 This week (February 16-22, 2020) in the Occupied Territories This week large bands of Jewish settler-colonists, some of them armed, invaded Palestinian shepherd communities around Rashash, leaving behind three wounded and damage to property; Twice incursions took place in Auja west encampments, where they attacked and wounded a Palestinian, without any Israeli army or police intervention; Masked settler-colonists attacked Israeli activists and Palestinian shepherds up the hill west of Auja, and when the activist who was pepper sprayed attempted to lodge a complaint at the Binyamin police station, he found himself interrogated under warning; The security official of settler-colony […]
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Sunday, February 9 2020 This week – February 2-8, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories The Jewish settler-colonist militias invaded the Palestinian community of Aqaba in the northern Palestinian Jordan Valley in search of cows – a frightened child ran away from them and was found only two hours later; at the Umm Zuka nature reserve settler-colonists arrested three Palestinians and released them later on Road 90; in Bil’in a procession was held to mark the 15th anniversary of protest demonstrations against the Separation Fence erected on the village lands; Herds grazing around Auja, Palestinian Jordan Valley Palestinian Jordan Valley Israeli activists accompanied Palestinian shepherds […]
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Sunday, February 2 2020 This week – January 26 – February 1, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Dozens of Palestinian and Israeli demonstrators at Bil’in called for the release of Jonathan Pollak and all the political detainees held in Israeli prisons; Two Palestinian shepherds from En Hilwa (Palestinian Jordan Valley) have been held in custody since Friday (Janbuary 31) after Jewish settler-colonists falsely accused them to attacking them; A tractor preparing ground for a playground at Susya was confiscated by the occupation forces; activists participated in an action protesting the plan to annex the Palestinian Jordan Valley to the State of Israel; The Palestinian Jordan Valley At […]
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Sunday, January 26 2020 This Week (January 19-25 2020) in Issawiya, the Palestinian Jordan Valley and the South Hebron Hills A relatively quiet week, stormy weather photo: Vehicles belonging to the security official of Otniel and the army lie in wait for Palestinian shepherds in the ravine. Palestinian Jordan Valley and the hill range of the eastern West Bank Because of the rains, Palestinian shepherds did not hurry to take their flocks out to graze. However, on Wednesday and Thursday they did take the livestock out at Auja, accompanied by activists. On Thursday Israeli soldiers attempted to prevent this – and left the area after activists wished to see an […]
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