Sunday, October 25 2020 October 21, 2020. Ein Sukut Text and Images by David Shulman — Today Ahmad seems nervous, scared, with good reason. He wants us near him. These are the last days in the year that Ahmad and his almost-deaf father Husain will be staying in their tents in the flat stretch close to the natural spring and pools called Ein Sukut. On Sunday they will move up the mountain ridge to Farisiyya, for the rainy months. They think of Farisiyya as their true home. Seasonal migrations are a normal part of Bedouin life in the Jordan […]
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Sunday, October 25 2020 This week – October 18-24, 2020 – in the Occupied Palestinian Territories The present wave of settler-colonist attacks against Palestinian olive harvesters continues, with the robbing of olive crops and heavy damages to olive trees, and the ongoing harassment and chasing away of shepherds from their grazing grounds; on Friday settler-colonists from Yitzhar attacked six olive harvesters from the village of Bourin, wounding four of them – on the next day the settler-colonists of Yitzhar attacked a neighborhood in nearby Asira Al Qibliya with sticks and stones, wounding the deputy mayor in his head; diplomats and journalists held a tour of Palestinian […]
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Monday, October 19 2020 This week – October 11-17 2020 – in the Occupied Territories This year’s olive harvest is carried out under severe settler-colonist assaults throughout the OPT: brutalizing the harvesters, arsons, uprooting of trees, stealing crops, flooding groves with sewage, and vandalizing hundreds of trees, usually backed up by Israeli army and police forces who at times have even participated by firing teargas and stun grenades at the attacked harvesters; In the northern and southern Palestinian Jordan Valley and in the South Hebron Hills, Palestinian shepherds are systematically chased away from their grazing grounds by outpost settler-colonists and the army forces who do […]
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Monday, October 12 2020 This week – October 4-10, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Gangs of settler-colonists, massively aided by Israeli soldiers and police, attacked palestinian shepherds, farmers and property throughout the West Bank this week: 6 olive harvesters attacked in Huwarra were wounded, and the olive grove set on fire; The Israeli army hurled teargas canisters to protect an incursion of settler-colonists into the Palestinian village of Bourin, where two children were hurt and homes were damaged; an entire olive grove was destroyed in Qawawis; settler-colonists’ dogs caused destruction and death in a flock of sheep near Umm Zaitouna, and the person arrested […]
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Monday, October 5 2020 This week – September 27 – October 4, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories The Israeli military and police are busy demolishing homes and agricultural structures throughout the West Bank at the height of the Corona-virus pandemic spread, Israel’s would-be statewide lockdown and economic avalanche – the settler-colonists are taking advantage of this state of affairs to invade more and more privately owned Palestinian lands and chasing away flocks and their herds from their grazing grounds; in the South Hebron Hills, settler-colonists from the Mitzpe Yair outpost built a holiday arbor (“sukkah”) on whatever is left of the land of a Palestinian shepherd in […]
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Sunday, September 27 2020 This week – September 20-27, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Inhabitants of the Palestinian town Bidiya and its surroundings (Salfit district) as well as Israeli activists demonstrated on Friday, protesting riots by settler-colonists and the Israeli army including firing live ammunition at Palestinian farmers, uprooting of olive trees and confiscation of equipment – probably while preparing the ground for a new settler-colony named “Dorot Ilit”, where future apartments are already being marketed, in the heart of Paletinian farmland; settler-colonists of the Esh Kodesh outpost vandalized Qusra village, breaking into a chicken coop, strangling and trampling to death about 200 chickens; […]
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Sunday, September 20 2020 This week – September 13-19, 2020 – in the occupied Territories Settler-colonist gangs attacked Palestinian passersby in central Jerusalem, in the Walaje area on the outskirts of the city, and in Hebron; within days, Jerusalem courts issued three rulings in favor of evicting Palestinian families from their homes in East Jerusalem, and passing on their property to settler-colonist associations; the occupation forces demolished Palestinian homes this week, too, in neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, in the city of Hebron and its surroundings; protest demonstrations by Palestinians were held in Hares as well as in Qaddoum and Assira Al Qibliya, where the Israeli […]
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Sunday, September 13 2020 This week – September 6-12, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories At Ras A-Tin on the West Bank Hill Range the occupation forces confiscated tin roof plates, tables and chairs of schoolchildren at the local schoolhouse; at En Samiya in the same region Palestinian and Israeli activists thwarted the founding of a new settler-colonist outpost on land belonging to the Palestinian village of Mughayar; the villagers of Hares continue to demonstrate, protesting the theft of their land, prevention of access and vandalism – recently the Israeli army has issued a confiscation order of 20 dunams of the land belonging to nearby […]
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