Sunday, December 13 2020 This week – December 6-12, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Annexation de-facto: Israeli soldiers detained Palestinian inhabitants of South Hebron Hills communities, who were on their way home from the town of Yatta, at a checkpoint on the road, proclaiming they were “blacklisted against entering Israel”; Israeli soldiers shot and wounded a Palestinian at Qalandiya Checkpoint; At Farisiya, a settler-colonist set his dog against a Palestinian flock, several sheep were wounded – Israeli army and police arrived at the scene with the settler-colony’s security official, and chased away – the Palestinian shepherd and his flock; a protest demonstration was held […]
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Monday, December 7 2020 This week – November 29-December 5, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Israeli soldiers shot to death a boy from Mughayar village who participated in a demonstration protesting the building of a new settler-colonist outpost near his village; settler-colonists from ‘Maskiyot’ in the Palestinian Jordan Valley attacked Palestinian shepherds from En Al Hilwa and injured their flocks; invasions by settler-colonists from outposts of Palestinian privately-owned land and Waqf ground in the Palestinian Jordan Valley, the West Bank hill range and South Hebron Hills are expanding, backed up by the Israeli army and the Civil Administration that – at the same time – […]
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Saturday, December 5 2020 December 2, 2020 Hadidiye and Taibeh By David Shulman. “The water the settlers waste on their grass over there would suffice for a thousand human beings a day.” Thus Abu Saqer, and he should know. He pays thousands of shekels every month to bring in water by tanker from Bardala, some ways to the north. Once he had seventy or eighty wells and rain cisterns scattered over the hills near Hadidiye. All of them, without exception, have been blocked by the army. Even the cistern that several of us cleaned out and made usable again, four […]
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Tuesday, December 1 2020 This week – November 22-28, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories The Israeli occupation forces ran a demolition rampage throughout the Massafer Yatta villages in the South Hebron Hills, and in addition to many dwellings and various service structures, they also severed the water main that supplied the area’s communities and was donated by humanitarian organizations at a cost of about 100,000 Euro; the army violently dispersed Palestinian activists’ protest against the horrifying destruction of Humsa – 2 people were injured by rubber-coated bullets, another 17 from inhaling teargas; activists blocked the entrance to Heidelberg Cement quarry at ‘Sha’ar Shomron’ (Hebrew […]
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Sunday, November 22 2020 This week – November 15-22, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Cases of explicit cooperation of the Civil Administration, Israeli army and police with incursions of settler-colonists from their outposts into Palestinians’ lands and homes in the South Hebron Hills – while the pace of demolitions of Palestinian structures and property throughout Area C and East Jerusalem is steadily growing; a Palestinian activist was wounded on Friday by Israeli army fire during a violent dispersion of a protest demonstration against a new setlter-colonist outpost in Samiya, in the West Bank hill range, and a paramedic was detained; activists from Palestine, Israel […]
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Sunday, November 15 2020 This week – November 8-14, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories The settler-colonists intensify their looting and robbery activities: 20 sheep stolen from Palestinian shepherds near the Tayibe junction were delivered to the settler-colony ‘Rimonim’ on the West Bank hill range – settler-colonists stole equipment worth tens of thousands of NIS from Turmus Aya and left the graffiti “The People of Israel lives!” – and at Tel Rumeida in Hebron settler-colonists were documented stealing the Palestinian inhabitants’ harvest of olives; more demolitions by the Israeli occupation forces in East Jerusalem; volunteers worked during the weekend to repair demolition damages in Humsa, […]
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Tuesday, November 10 2020 November 6, 2020. Harat Makhul. Humsa al-Foqa The rains have come in force, the hills are muddy, and there is food for the goats and sheep. Over morning tea in Makhul we get the weekly litany of hurts. Walid—still a boy—was out alone with the herd, and settlers came and beat him. It’s really dangerous to be alone on the hills. A large posse of settlers attacked Qadri and several others; there were two broken legs. A few days earlier, settlers killed Qadri’s uncle’s cow. At Ibziq the army confiscated 21 Palestinian tractors, private vehicles, and water […]
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Sunday, November 8 2020 This week – November 1-7, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories An operation of demolition and destruction on a scale unprecedented for years took place at Homsa A-Foqa, in the northern Palestinian Jordan Valley – 83 structures, homes, kitchen tents, outhouses, water tanks, solar systems and 10 tons of food and water for the livestock were destroyed by the Israeli army. 74 women and men, among them 41 children, were left destitute; The wave of demolitions by the Israeli occupation army continues in East Jerusalem as well photo: Homsa A-Foqa, northern Palestinian Jordan Valley after the Israeli army’s ‘visit’, November 3, […]
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