Sunday, July 14 2019 This week in East Jerusalem, South Mt. Hebron, and the Jordan Valley –Police brutally raided Issawiya: large forces violently broke into the village on the only day when there were no activists present, destroyed a memorial to a boy who had been shot the previous week, and ripped his picture from the wall inside his grieving parents’ home, all on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s explicit request. –The Siam family was evicted from their home in Silwan and settlers invaded the house –Demolition orders for an entire neighborhood that was built with a permit from the PA in Areas A and B in Sur […]
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Saturday, July 6 2019 This Week in East Jerusalem, South Mt. Hebron, and the Jordan Valley The violent attack by the Israeli police on ʿIsawwiya continues and was documented by activists who held vigil in the village throughout the past week On July 4, an army force arrived at a small Palestinian nature reserve near Um al Hir, and, using five bulldozers, uprooted all the trees that were planted in the reserve about a decade ago Police continue their attack on Issawiya with violent incursions into houses in the village, arrests, searches, and tickets at checkpoints inside the town and at both entrances. Throughout the week, […]
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Thursday, July 4 2019 This week in Jerusalem, South Mt. Hebron, and the Jordan Valley Police raging in Issawiya and Silwan neighborhoods continues: one youth killed, dozens of wounded, beatings, mass arrests at night, traffic tickets and removal of vehicles from the road. Ta’ayush activist arrested violently at Peace Now demonstration in Silwan. False detention of three Palestinians from Tuwani who were sitting in a grove close to their land near Havat Ma’on’s outpost. Activists will hold shifts in Issawiya to document police abuse. For more than two weeks, a violent campaign by the Israeli police against the residents has been taking place in Issawiya. […]
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Tuesday, June 25 2019 This week (June 16-22) in the South Mount Hebron On Saturday, Soldiers refused to appear to accompany pupils on their way between Tuba and At Tuwani, but arrived with reinforcements, when activists joined the children. New low: settlers robbed food from a family of Palestinian harvesters On Saturday morning, June 22nd, 2019, the military escort, obligated to protect the children of Tuba from the settlers of Havat Maon, did not arrive to accompany the children on their way to school in At Tuwani; therefore international activists went instead with two pupils heading to their matriculation exam. At noon, after […]
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Friday, June 14 2019 This week in South Mount Hebron and Jordan Valley A wave of demolitions and displacements in the south Mount Hebron and Jordan Valley. On Saturday morning, Otniel’s loudspeaker system was screaming in Arabic, in an attempt to expel Palestinian shepherds from a Palestinian-owned area in the wadi near the settlement. On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, army forces demolished a house in Umm al-Khair, a cattle pen in Khashm a-Daraj, and a fence that protected an agricultural plot in the heart of the desert area in which the Palestinians grow Za’atar. The irrigation pipes of the plot were also damaged. […]
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