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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Sunday, January 19 2020 This week (January 12-18, 2020) in the Occupied Territories A delegation of heads of European Union missions toured Issawiya and publicized an official demand that Israel keep its obligations to the occupied Palestinian population; protest and support vigil for Issawiya residents in custody and for Jonathan Pollak took place opposite the Jerusalem Magistrate Court; the Israeli army’s Central Command general came in person to expel a Palestinian flock of sheep out of Al Auja grazing grounds near the illegal settler-colonist outpost Havat Omer; Jewish settler-colonists pepper-sprayed an activist at Rashash, on the West Bank hill range East Jerusalem At […]
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Friday, January 17 2020 January 14, 2020. Al-‘Auja Text: David Shulman hings are hard there. Daily attacks by the settlers on the shepherds, the herds, and on us. Arik was called in for questioning—this was the settlers’ doing, of course—and after interrogation the police ordered him to stay away from Rashshash for two weeks. He refused to sign, so they arrested him, kept him for hours in the cell at the police station, then transferred him to the freezing inferno of the Russian Compound in Jerusalem. In chains, of course. During intake there, they did a routine EKG […]
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Sunday, January 12 2020 This week (January 5-11, 2020) in the South Hebron Hills, Jerusalem and the Palestinian Jordan Valley Joint activity with Palestinian inhabitants at En Al Beida, the South Hebron Hills, Saturday January 11, 2020 Five Palestinian activists from Issawiya refused to comply with the administrative nocturnal house arrest order imposed on them and they are in custody without a prospective court date; protest tour by the neighborhood residents and over one-hundred Israelis was held in Issawiya on Friday; at Rashash (in the Palestinian Jordan Valley) Palestinian shepherds are still expelled by the settler-colonists of an illegal settler-colonist outpost, and activists have been attacked; the occupation forces demolished […]
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Sunday, January 5 2020 This week – December 29, 2019-January 4, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Further escalation in Issawiya: orders of administrative nocturnal house-arrest were issued against nine of the neighborhood residents – who refused to obey them, were arrested at their homes and freed the next day, because the police prosecutor did not show up for the court session discussing their remand; Jewish settler-colonist association “Regavim” toured firing zone 918 escorted by Israeli army and Civil Administration personnel who, during the tour, arrested a Palestinian medical team on its way to the village of Majaz and confiscated its vehicle; Palestinian, Israeli and international activists […]
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Wednesday, January 1 2020 Weekly Report from South Mt. Hebron, Jordan Valley, and Jerusalem (December 22-29) House demolitions in Issawiyeh and Ras al Ammud, Jerusalem, in Ras al Ahmar and Hirbet Tanna, Jordan Valley, and in Awwin and Marayyer al Abid, South Mt. Hebron; Settlers were cultivating WAKF land near Havat Omer; Settlers expanded the range of shepherds’ expulsion around Rashash, while military and police failed to act. East Jerusalem On Monday and Tuesday this week, significant forces of Border Patrol and Special Units entered Issawiyeh and caused violent clashes with residents. On Tuesday (December 12), authorities accrued harassment of East Jerusalem residents by demolishing two […]
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