Friday, July 3 2020 June 26 2020. Al-‘Auja. Text by David Shulman, with photographs by Margaret Olin Four months in quarantine; the virus now raging again in Israel-Palestine; and I’m back where I belong. The hardest part of the lock-down was not seeing our grandchildren face to face; second hardest, not coming to be with the shepherds. At first they would call me almost every day: “Da’ud, where are you? When are you coming? We need you, all of you. The settlers are driving us crazy. Omer drives his tractor through the herd. The soldiers chase us off […]
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Sunday, June 28 2020 This week – June 21-27, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories This week the occupation forces were demolishing and confiscating Palestinian property in the South Hebron Hills; About 200 Palestinians and Israelis demonstrated together at the Jericho entrance junction on Saturday, protesting the annexation – an additional protest demonstration in the northern Palestinian Jordan Valley was thwarted by the Israeli army; In the Issawiya neighborhood of East Jerusalem about 200 Israelies and Palestinians demonstrated in protest on the anniversary of the killing of a Palestinian local resident by the Israeli police, and against police brutality exerted on Issawiya for over a […]
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Sunday, June 21 2020 Taayush this week – June 14-20, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories A soldier armed with a knife attacked a flock and threatened a Palestinian shepherd in Faresiya, in the Palestinian Jordan Valley; Jewish settlers from the multiplying outposts in the Jordan Valley continue to expel Palestinian shepherds, invade tended fields and dwellings of Palestinians, with the active help of Israeli soldiers who even chased a shepherd boy into Area A and attempted to detain him there; an extantion of Havat Maon outpost in the South Hebron Hills was dismantled this week, but at the same time – for the sake of […]
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Sunday, June 14 2020 This week – June 7-13, 2020 – in the Occupied Territories 50 Jewish settler-colonists invaded the Palestinian village of Susya, aided and escorted by Israeli army; a new branch of the settler-colonist outpost Havat Maon bullies the Palestinian village of Tawane and nearby Palestinian communities – an Israeli army force positioned on the spot to ‘protect’ the settlers declared the area a closed military zone for Palestinians; settler-colonists vandalized a cave and 40 sacks of grain at Khirbet Tawamin; the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian Jordan Valley escalates: settler-colonist invasions of grazing grounds, vandalizing crops and expelling Palestinian shepherds have led […]
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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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