Friday, January 17 2020 January 14, 2020. Al-‘Auja Text: David Shulman hings are hard there. Daily attacks by the settlers on the shepherds, the herds, and on us. Arik was called in for questioning—this was the settlers’ doing, of course—and after interrogation the police ordered him to stay away from Rashshash for two weeks. He refused to sign, so they arrested him, kept him for hours in the cell at the police station, then transferred him to the freezing inferno of the Russian Compound in Jerusalem. In chains, of course. During intake there, they did a routine EKG […]
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Sunday, January 12 2020 This week (January 5-11, 2020) in the South Hebron Hills, Jerusalem and the Palestinian Jordan Valley Joint activity with Palestinian inhabitants at En Al Beida, the South Hebron Hills, Saturday January 11, 2020 Five Palestinian activists from Issawiya refused to comply with the administrative nocturnal house arrest order imposed on them and they are in custody without a prospective court date; protest tour by the neighborhood residents and over one-hundred Israelis was held in Issawiya on Friday; at Rashash (in the Palestinian Jordan Valley) Palestinian shepherds are still expelled by the settler-colonists of an illegal settler-colonist outpost, and activists have been attacked; the occupation forces demolished […]
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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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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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