Sunday, January 5 2020 This week – December 29, 2019-January 4, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories Further escalation in Issawiya: orders of administrative nocturnal house-arrest were issued against nine of the neighborhood residents – who refused to obey them, were arrested at their homes and freed the next day, because the police prosecutor did not show up for the court session discussing their remand; Jewish settler-colonist association “Regavim” toured firing zone 918 escorted by Israeli army and Civil Administration personnel who, during the tour, arrested a Palestinian medical team on its way to the village of Majaz and confiscated its vehicle; Palestinian, Israeli and international activists […]
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Wednesday, January 1 2020 Weekly Report from South Mt. Hebron, Jordan Valley, and Jerusalem (December 22-29) House demolitions in Issawiyeh and Ras al Ammud, Jerusalem, in Ras al Ahmar and Hirbet Tanna, Jordan Valley, and in Awwin and Marayyer al Abid, South Mt. Hebron; Settlers were cultivating WAKF land near Havat Omer; Settlers expanded the range of shepherds’ expulsion around Rashash, while military and police failed to act. East Jerusalem On Monday and Tuesday this week, significant forces of Border Patrol and Special Units entered Issawiyeh and caused violent clashes with residents. On Tuesday (December 12), authorities accrued harassment of East Jerusalem residents by demolishing two […]
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Thursday, December 19 2019 December 14, 2019. Magha’ir al-‘Abid Text and (nearly all) photographs by David Shulman. Read more:https://touchingphotographs.com/2019/12/18/december-14-2019-maghair-al-abid-text-and-nearly-all-photographs-by-david-shulman/
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Monday, December 16 2019 This week in Jerusalem, the Palestinian Jordan Valley and the South Hebron Hills (December 15-21, 2019) Teargas and home demolition in Issawiya, arrest of activists on a neighborhood vigil and protesting opposite the Jerusalem mayor’s house Saturday night – where police stood aside and did nothing when right-wing activists attacked the protesters; Israeli soldiers escorted by Jewish settler-colonists visited the inhabitants of the Palestinian village of Mughayer Al Abid, locked them inside a dwelling cave, conducted a search in the sheep pens, and left empty-handed- and on their way out, their vehicles ran over the livestock’s water containers; At Al Hadidiya (Palestinian Jordan Valley), too, the […]
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Sunday, December 8 2019 Taayush weekly report (December 1-7, 2019) Police arrested two children at home in Issawiya, beat them up and released them that very evening; a large demonstration – protesting the harassment of the Jerusalem police at Issawiya neighborhood – took place opposite the Russian Compound (seat of the Jerusalem police HQ), with Knesset members participating; the occupation forces demolished six structures in Mughayer Al Abid in the South Hebron Hills JerusalemThe volunteers standing vigil at Issawiya had two quiet days this week, but for the rest of the time police forces, Border Police and Special Police continued […]
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Monday, December 2 2019 Activists in the Jordan Valley A short day’s escort with the shepherds in the Jordan Valley reveals the distress and humiliation they experience from the settlers in the nearby outposts, backed by IDF soldiers. The number of Palestinians in the 1.6 million-acre valley is getting smaller by the year as part of the Zionist enterprise. In 85% of the land in the valley it is prohibited to live there, build, lay infrastructure, graze or cultivate. Those who come to the aid of the Palestinians and provide them with some security are human rights activists, the […]
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Saturday, November 30 2019 This Week (November, 24-30) in Jerusalem, Jordan Valley, and South Mt. Hebron During a vigil of “Women in Black” in Jerusalem’s center an activist was attacked and suffered a head injury / Collaboration between settlers and IDF brought about the expulsion of Palestinian shepherds from Rashash and Wadi Sweid / Protests in West Jerusalem in an attempt to stop the continuous harassment of Police forces in Issawiye Political right-wing incitement has proven effective: on Friday (November 29), during the weekly vigil of “women in Black” in Jerusalem, an activist was attacked in broad daylight. The attacker slammed her to the road, and […]
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Friday, November 22 2019 This Week (November 17-21) in Issawiye, Jordan Valley, and South Mt. Hebron Mass arrest at ‘Issawiya at night: all 14 persons arrested – mostly minors – were released without indictments; police violence in this neighborhood was resumed on Thursday, among other things opposite the schools and near the mosque; on Saturday a protest demonstration took place again opposite the home of Jerusalem’s mayor, demanding to cease harassing the neighborhood; “The Angels of Peace” and their settler-colonist buddies assault shepherds and their flocks at Rashash every single day, on horseback, raising a racket with loudspeakers, and attacking peace activists as well; renewed invasions […]
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