Sunday, June 7 2020 This week – May 31 to June 6, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Large army and police forces arrested a 16-year old Palestinian shepherd assaulted by Jewish settler-colonists who were riding their mini-tractor through the lands of his family at Tawamin; in the South Hebron Hills, in the Palestinian Jordan Valley and in East Jerusalem the occupation forces were out this week on a massive operation of demolishing structures, including dwellings of dozens of people; the settler-colonists of the violent outpost Havat Maon have expanded into an additional outpost right, on the track to Palestinian Tawane village – the army has positioned a […]
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Monday, May 25 2020 Ta’ayush: From coexistence to co-resistance Eyes on the occupation: In the Jordan Valley, there’s nowhere else to look. In late January, still weeks before coronavirus had swept across the globe, I travelled to Jerusalem. Although this was first and foremost a family visit, a space to reconnect after a long period of absence, it also provoked deep reflection on the political conflict that paralyses the region. Read more by Benjamin Brown on the Bright Green website – Independent media for radical, democratic, green movements
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Sunday, May 24 2020 Taayush, this week – May 17-23, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Spring grazing around Auja and on the West Bank hill range is now possible only with the accompaniment by Israeli activists – in their absence, the Jewish settler-colonists chase away Palestinian shepherds with their flocks entering sown fields and damaging crops and olive trees; the Israeli occupation authorities have issued eviction and demolition to shepherd communities around the Tayibe Junction; for some weeks now settler-colonists of Mitzpe Yair have been invading Palestinian-owned sown fields and have destroyed most of the crops; a lull at the Issawiya neighborhood of East Jerusalem, […]
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Sunday, May 17 2020 This week – May 9-16, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories This week marks a year since the ongoing harassment began by Jerusalem District police of the Issawiya East Jerusalem neighborhood, and it is far from over: 41 police incursions were reported within the past two weeks; the occupation forces have demolished structures of communities living on the West Bank hill range, in the central and northern Palestinian Jordan Valley in spite of Ramadan fasting month and the Corona-virus pandemic- and yes, the demolition was reported of a structure or two in newly erected settler-colonist outposts, but these were rebuilt within […]
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Sunday, May 10 2020 This week – May 3 – 9, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories A settler-colonist of the Lucifer outpost in the South Hebron Hills chased away a Palestinian who was harvesting lentils from his own field, and stole the crop; the last community who survived settler-colonist terrorism around the Tayube junction on the West Bank hill range is in desperate need of activist presence; the Jerusalem district police is back brutalizing East Jerusalem’s Issawiya neighborhood with a frequency and violence unseen since the activist vigils began there last year; Harvesting a field robbed by the settler-colonists of outpost Lucifer East Jerusalem The Jerusalem […]
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Sunday, April 26 2020 This week in the Occupied Territories – April 19-25, 2020 Israeli settler-colonists of the Adei Ad outpost took advantage of the closure in order to vandalize dozens of olive trees in their groves of Mughayer and Turmus Aya, and this week threw stones at Palestinians coming to their groves to plow after coordinating with the authorities; Near Tayibe junction settler-colonists continue to invade sown Palestinian fields with their livestock, and the shepherds’ yearly crop was destroyed; settler-colonists from the outpost Mitzpe Yair marked the Holocaust Memorial Day by beating up a Palestinian shepherd and robbing two of his sheep under […]
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Tuesday, April 21 2020 This week – April 5-12, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Taking advantage of the general closure (imposed by Israel to prevent Corona-virus spread), the Jewish settler-colonists are constructing a series of new settler-colonist outposts on the hill range around Auja, expanding and building in the illegal outposts already existing in the South Hebron Hills, invade with their flocks sown Palestinian fields inside Area C and causing extensive damage to their Palestinian neighbors, nearly always without any interference by Israeli army and police; Palestinian communities in the South Hebron Hills have put up a network of checkpoints manned by volunteers in […]
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Sunday, April 19 2020 This week – April 12-18, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Steep escalation persists in settler-colonist attacks against Palestinians and their property, supported by the Israeli army and police: the violent settler-colonists of South Hebron Hills, the Palestinian Jordan Valley and the West Bank hill range venture out in groups to chase away shepherds from their grazing grounds, invade with their own cattle sown Palestinian fields, throw stones at Palestinian farmers; Israeli soldiers beat up a Palestinian activist accompanying a shepherd near the Palestinian village of Tawane, grabbed his camera documenting the event and returned it without its memory card; large […]
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