Sunday, July 30 2017 Saturday, 29.7, in the South Hebron Hills Today at the South Hebron Hills – accompanying shepherds and construction work. We joined the shepherds of Um el Amad to their grazing lands near the settlement of Otniel, could have been really pastoral if not for the soldiers and settlers watching us all morning. In Um el Kheir we cleaned the ruins of the community center that was destroyed (again), while the houses of the colonialists of Carmel are still standing without interruption. Written by Li, photos by Michal.
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Saturday, May 6 2017 Al Auja: A Resistance Chronicle On Friday 4/28/2017 hundreds protested against a settler assault a week earlier on shepherds from Al Auja, the Jordan Valley, Palestine, that resulted in five injured solidarity activists. Following is a Taayush activist’s account of the struggle those shepherds undertook. A blog post by Amitai Ben Abba on clownmonkey.
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Sunday, April 23 2017 Masked settlers attack Ta’ayush activists in the Jordan Valley A group of masked Israeli settlers attacked over a dozen Ta’ayush activists in the Jordan Valley on Friday morning. The activists were accompanying Palestinian shepherds working near al-Auja, which is near Habaladim, an Israeli outpost. Watch the incident on the +972 website.
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Saturday, April 8 2017 Saturday activity, 8.4 in Um el Amad We accompanied Palestinian shepherds to their lands in Um el Amad, near the Israeli settlement Otniel. The settlement guard in his Jeep looked at us from above and went away. Was a beautiful day, perfect weather, an army Jeep up on the hill but he left us alone as well. We continued to chat and even opened a chess game while the sheep eat grass, another Jeep arrived. Four soldiers came down to us, showed a closed military area warrant and drove us out of the land. So frustrating.
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Saturday, April 1 2017 Saturday activity, 1/4 at the South Hebron Hills Today at the South Hebron Hills – accompanying Palestinian shepherds from Um el Amad to their herding lands near the Israeli settlement of Otniel. Was beautiful weather, and quiet besides one visit of a lord-of-the-land settler (his words) and a few soldiers popping behind the hill. Without them, without the occupation, true pastorality exists. text and picture: Li Lorian
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Friday, March 31 2017 Hesitant Hope: One Year In The Jordan Valley Bedouin shepherds were forced out of their land last Thursday, but not all hope is lost. Concluding a year of Ta’ayush activity in the Jordan Valley. Read more by Amitai Ben-Abba in colwnmonkey. photo by Amir Bitan.
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Wednesday, March 8 2017 March 6, 2017 – Al-Hammeh, Jordan Valley By David Shulman 1. 8:30 AM. Four settlers, more boys than men, block our way as we follow the shepherds up the mountain. One of them is before his army service. They all belong to the new illegal outpost that we’ve watched grow from a few wooden rafters to a fairly substantial set of dwellings, already attached to the water and electricity grids. It was set up where it could do the most damage to the Palestinians of al-Hammeh, cutting off their only route to the grazing grounds outside the […]
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Saturday, March 4 2017 Saturday, 4.3.17 – activity in the South Hebron Hills Today at the South Hebron Hills, we accompanied Palestinian shepherds from Um el Amad to their grazing land near the Israeli settlement Otniel. It has been two years since we visited this beautiful place, until this week soldiers arrested two young shepherds, they beat them and in the middle of the night they dropped them somewhere to look for their way home. Was a quiet day where we arrived with the herd everywhere we wanted. Could have been completely pastoral if not for the line of soldiers guarding we won’t […]
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