Sunday, September 6 2020 This Week – August 30 – September 5, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Another attempt by settler-colonists to raise a new outpost near Birin (Hebron District) was thwarted; the Israeli army violently quenched a protest vigil by farmers of the Palestinian village of Shufa (Tul Karm District) against their land being taken over for the sake of paving an access road to the illegal outpost Avnei Hefetz, built on their land – an army officer was documented wildly beating a 60-year old Palestinian; settler-colonists have been assaulting Palestinian shepherds from Deir Jarir in the West Bank hill range for some time now, and […]
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Sunday, August 30 2020 This week – August 23-29, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Two attempts to raise new settler-colonist outposts – one in the Hebron area and the other in Area B in the Ramallah District – were thwarted this week; the occupation forces demolished homes and farming structures in Auja, at Wadi A-Siq and at Fasail in the Palestinian Jordan Valley, as well as in neighborhoods of East Jerusalem; activists continue to accompany Palestinian shepherds in the Palestinian Jordan Valley and in the South Hebron Hills – crucial especially at this time, at the height of the arid-hot season, when Jewish settler-colonists […]
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Friday, August 28 2020 August 26, 2020 Al-‘Auja The count is stark and simple. Last week the ‘Auja shepherds went out to graze their flocks six times. Five of those times our activists were there to accompany them and protect them, and the grazing went well, more or less. On Monday we couldn’t be there, so they didn’t go out at all. It’s a scary business. Settlers and soldiers lie in wait. On Saturday, they took the sheep out, and soldiers drove them away. Read more here: https://touchingphotographs.com/2020/08/30/august-26-2020al-auja/ text by David Shulman
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Sunday, August 23 2020 This week – August 15-22, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Security guards at the Qalandiya Checkpoint fired at and wounded a deaf-dumb Palestinian adult who couldn’t hear their instructions; 303 olive trees, irrigation pipes and the agricultural equipment belonging to a Palestinian farmer in Wadi Tawamin near the outposts surrounding settler-colony Susya were totally destroyed; settler-colonists invaded a seasonal encampment near Tawane village, stole a tent, vandalized equipment and emptied a water tank; a protest prayer was held at Umm Zaitouna against denying Palestinians entry into their own lands because of a new settler-colonist outpost being established there – expulsion […]
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Sunday, August 16 2020 This week – August 9-15, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Settler-colonists burnet dozens of dunams of olive tree groves, uprooted olive trees, incinerated a tractor, threw stones and sabotaged vehicles in the Nablus and Tul Karm districts; the Israeli army, police and occupation administration continue to demolishe homes and confiscate equipment and property in the South Hebron Hills and in East Jerusalem, and this week uprooted about 100 olive trees in Wadi Reehil south of Bethlehem; an armed settler-colonist and masked settler-colonists from new outposts tried to chase away Palestinian shepherds in Wadi Swayd and Umm Zaitouna; activists joined the […]
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Sunday, August 9 2020 This week – August 2-9, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories A new settler-colonist outpost has been erected in the northern Palestinian Jordan Valley, alongside incursions and expansions of existing outposts inside ‘nature reserves’ and military firing zones in the northern and southern Palestinian Jordan Valley, and home demolitions and the uprooting of dozens of palm trees in Jiftlik village by the occupation forces; Jewish settler-colonists stole and vandalized equipment, water systems and solar electricity systems and uprooted trees in Sarura, in the South Hebron Hills; daily expulsion and harassment of Palestinian communities by the settler-colonists of the new outpost at […]
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Sunday, August 2 2020 This week – July 26-August 1, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Destruction in farming areas, vandalism, confiscations, and army and settler-colonist patrols in South Hebron Hills communities alongside continued expansion of illegal settler-colonist outposts; At Zif village a Palestinian activists documenting the destruction of a terrace was kicked in the belly by a man bearing the title of “supervision coordinator of the Civil Administration; in the Palestinian Jordan Valley over 50 goats belonging to a Palestinian flock grazing next to Jewish settler-colony Naame died all of a sudden, and forensic examinations attest to poisoning; settler-colonists settled a cattle herd in a […]
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Sunday, July 26 2020 This week – July 29-25, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Alongside suppressing the protest demonstrations in west (Jewish) Jerusalem, the district police this week was busy with home demolitions in east (Palestinian) Jerusalem and incursions into culture institutions, confiscating equipment and documents there, and arresting their directors; incursions are still ongoing in the Issawiya neighborhood, where policemen arrested a minor under the age of criminal accountability; Palestinian homes are being demolished as well in the Palestinian communities in the South Hebron Hills, while development work on new settler-colonist outposts in the area are ongoing unhampered; accompanying Palestinian shepherds enabled peaceful […]
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