Sunday, January 17 2021 This week – January 10 – 17, 2021 – in the Occupied Territories Settler-colonist terrorism is on the rise because of the standoffish, helpless support either silent or in actual fact by the Israeli occupation forces: this week, another record was set by the settler-colonists vandalizing Palestinians and their property and activists who accompany them, from Jit-Sara Junction (Qedumim) all the way to Hebron, from the West Bank Hill Range to villages, fields and junctions in the districts of Nablus, Ramallah, Salfit, Bethlehem and Tul Karm; On Friday, in A-Tawane in the South Hebron Hills, dozens of Palestinians and over 120 Israeli activists […]
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Friday, January 15 2021 Ezra Nawi * Ezra Nawi. A Baghdadi Jew, born in Israel, fluent in Arabic. A man like and unlike all others. * Ezra Nawi, 1952 – 2021 text: David Shulman, photographs: Margaret Olin * Read more: https://touchingphotographs.com/2021/01/14/ezra-nawi-1952-2021-text-david-shulman-photographs-margaret-olin/
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Sunday, January 10 2021 This week – January 3-9, 2021 – in the Occupied Territories Ezra Nawi, 1952-2021 * The Palestinian Jordan Valley and West Bank Hill Range Combined forces of settler-colonists, Israeli army and police are persistently expelling Palestinian shepherds from their grazing grounds in the northern Palestinian Jordan Valley, arresting shepherds, and detaining Israeli activists accompanying them. On Thursday (January 7), settler-colonists of ‘Hemdat’ summoned the army to chase away shepherds of their grazing grounds. The soldiers arrested a shepherd and an activist accompanying him, and took them to their army base, where police was waiting. The shepherd was arrested and taken to […]
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Saturday, January 9 2021 The late Ezra Nawi 1952-2021 Ezra brought much good to this world. He was a force of nature, working tirelessly for equality, human dignity and humor. Ezra waged war against the occupation, armed with a pickup-truck, a hat and a constant aspiration for justice. For many of us – in Jerusalem, in the South Hebron Hills and throughout the world – he was a guide. Many tried to harm him and his activism, but he persisted in his fight until the end. We loved Ezra and valued him profoundly. May his path continue to guide […]
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Sunday, January 3 2021 This week – December 27, 2020 – January 2, 2021 – in the Occupied Territories photo: Protest demonstration of villagers and activists, Saturday, January 2, 2021, after soldiers shot and critically wounded Harun Abu ‘Aram at Rakeez village * On Friday, January 1, 2021, the occupation forces fired live ammunition at Harun Abu ‘Aram, Palestinian in his twenties, who tried to prevent them from confiscating a generator at Rakeez village. After the shooting the soldiers ran away without extending any help to the wounded man. Harun was critically wounded by a bullet that entered his neck and exited the back of his neck, and since […]
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Sunday, December 27 2020 This week – December 20-26, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Serious escalation in crimes committed by settler-colonists against Palestinians and their property throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem this week; a new outpost was set up under protection of the Israeli army on privately-owned Palestinian land of Deir Jarayer, close to the site where Ahuviya Sandak was killed – Palestinian locals and activists who came to protest were violently chased away by the Israeli army; protest demonstrators from Salfit against the new outpost close to their town were dispersed by teargas and stun grenades; house demolitions in the South Hebron […]
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Wednesday, December 23 2020 December 18, 2020 Al-‘Auja and Taybeh: David Shulman Abu Isma‘il promises me that if I come every day, he’ll teach me the language of the sheep. In time, I could become fluent. It’s an offer that’s hard to resist. Those throaty clucks and clicks and lengthy grunts and warbles—to my ears, it’s like some rustic dialect of Italian. But I can’t go there every day, and anyway the corona virus has finally reached Nu‘ema, where we start the day with Samir. Today is the first time that I’ve seen the shepherds fully aware, and concerned, about it. A […]
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Sunday, December 20 2020 This week – December 13-19, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Armed militias of settler-colonists now raid Palestinian villages in the South Hebron Hills: unhampered, or actually backed up by the Israeli army, they conduct searches inside Palestinian homes in the dead of night, put up road blocks and assault Palestinians inside their homes, in their fields and pasture areas; a settler-colonist fired a volley from his army-issued weapon at Palestinians on their way home to Susya from plowing their fields; at the West Bank Hill Range, a settler-colonist fired his pistol directly at Palestinian and Israeli protest-demonstrators near the village […]
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