Tuesday, June 25 2019 This week (June 16-22) in the South Mount Hebron On Saturday, Soldiers refused to appear to accompany pupils on their way between Tuba and At Tuwani, but arrived with reinforcements, when activists joined the children. New low: settlers robbed food from a family of Palestinian harvesters On Saturday morning, June 22nd, 2019, the military escort, obligated to protect the children of Tuba from the settlers of Havat Maon, did not arrive to accompany the children on their way to school in At Tuwani; therefore international activists went instead with two pupils heading to their matriculation exam. At noon, after […]
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Friday, June 14 2019 This week in South Mount Hebron and Jordan Valley A wave of demolitions and displacements in the south Mount Hebron and Jordan Valley. On Saturday morning, Otniel’s loudspeaker system was screaming in Arabic, in an attempt to expel Palestinian shepherds from a Palestinian-owned area in the wadi near the settlement. On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, army forces demolished a house in Umm al-Khair, a cattle pen in Khashm a-Daraj, and a fence that protected an agricultural plot in the heart of the desert area in which the Palestinians grow Za’atar. The irrigation pipes of the plot were also damaged. […]
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Sunday, June 9 2019 This week in South Mt. Hebron This week in South Mt. Hebron – Soldiers demanded that the driver of a Ta’ayush vehicle inform them of the travel destinations of the activists; when the driver refused, the soldiers threatened to harm his livelihood. Palestinian owners of land near the new illegal outpost in Wadi Sweid are afraid to harvest their crops without the presence of activists. In contrast to the IDF escort regulations set by the Knesset in 2005 in order to protect the children of Tuba on their way to school from violent attacks by settlers […]
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Tuesday, June 4 2019 June 1, 2019: Umm al-Amad, Susya, Kivsat Harash Text: David Shulman Read here: June 1, 2019: Umm al-Amad, Susya, Kivsat Harash. Text: David Shulman
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Saturday, June 1 2019 This Week in South Mount Hebron and the Jordan Valley 25.5-1.6 This Week in South Mount Hebron Military and civil administration forces detained Palestinians who were laying a water pipe for their village; the neighboring new illegal outpost of Israeli settlers proceeded undisturbed in laying a water pipe from Susiya’s nursery and an electric line from the settlement’s cemetery, as well as installing a plunge pool in the nearby wood. On Saturday, June 1st 2019, Ta’ayush activists noticed Israeli military and civil administration forces who were holding a group of Palestinians and their tractor by the side of road 317. The […]
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Monday, May 20 2019 May 17, 2019 Khirbet Humsa This year the training exercises are scheduled to go on for close to a month, from May 12th to June 5th, and it’s not just any month. It’s Ramadan. These exercises in Firing Zone 903, which includes Khirbet Humsa al-Tahta, “Lower Humsa,” have a baffling schedule; here is the paper the army handed out, marking the times when the Bedouin families had to leave their homes. Report by David Shulman. Read more, here: May 17, 2019 Khirbet Humsa. Report by David Shulman
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Monday, April 22 2019 April 21, 2019. Ein Rashash The settlers came out yesterday and drove the shepherds away. Yesterday was Shabbat and the first day of Pesach. There are many ways to celebrate a festival. Today the shepherds have four large herds out on the hills. We walk two or three kilometers, maybe more, toward the farthest herd. The sun is leaking light as we begin, but by the time we approach the ridge the sky turns black, and then it’s raining hard, and after that there is heavy hail, and a fierce frozen wind. It doesn’t stop. […]
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Sunday, April 7 2019 April 5, 2019. Ein Rashash April 5, 2019; Impressions from the Jordan Valley by David Shulman; Photographs: Margaret Olin. Read more: April 5, 2019. Ein Rashash. Text by David Shulman
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