Friday, May 8 2009 Action in al-Buwera Our group of close to 40 Palestinians, Israelis and internationals arrived at the al-Buwera neighborhood in the outskirts of Palestinian Hebron, where settlers have recently built a new illegal outpost. Our goal was to build a shack of our own on the premise as a youth peace center. When we arrived, in addition to the settlers there were also approximately 40 people that were taking part in a tour organized by the Mount Hebron Council. The settlers and tour group tried repeatedly to prevent us from erecting our structure while […]
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Wednesday, February 25 2009 Ceremony commemorating the victims of the massacre at Me-arat Hamachpela (Cave of the Patriarchs), on the 15th anniversary of their passing Yesterday, February 25, on the 15th anniversary of the massacre perpetrated by Baruch Goldstein, we held a joint Israeli-Palestinian commemoration ceremony for the victims, in Wadi Hussein, Hebron. Goldstein murdered 29 Palestinians and wounded many more. Some of the families of the deceased and a number of victims who were wounded attended the ceremony. During this moving ceremony a number of speeches were given among the speakers were Issa Amro and Chagit Ofran. Though it was a quiet ceremony and not near the Jewish settlement, the police tried to selectively […]
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Saturday, November 1 2008 Focal points of stress in Hebron For the last fortnight the Palestinian residents of Hebron have been at the height of a wave of continuous attacks by gangs of settlers who see in attacking Palestinians and damaging their property a way of avenging themselves on the legal establishment for every attempt to remove an illegal outpost. Ta’ayush activists, Rabbis for Human Rights, Anarchists against the Wall and other human rights activists, together with international activists, were called on several times for help by the Palestinian residents who were attacked by stones and beaten. The study of […]
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Saturday, October 18 2008 Olive Harvest in Tel-Rumeida, Hebron At dawn the activists arrived. Around thirty Ta’ayush and international volunteers came to the Palestinian groves adjacent to the Jewish settlement in Tel-Rumeida, Hebron, to help the landowners pick their olives. Previous attempts by the Palestinian farmers — who live behind fences and are subjected to daily violence — to reach their olive trees had been blocked by the residents of Tel Rumeida, a stronghold of the most militant and extremist Jewish settlers. Even the Israeli police are afraid of these settlers while the military routinely bows down to their […]
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Thursday, October 16 2008 Olive Harvest in Susya and a Military Takeover a Private House in Hebron Over 100 activists – Palestinian, Israeli & international – arrived at dawn to Susya region. Police claimed that the area has been announced “restricted military zone”. After arguing that dozens of Israeli vehicles pass undisturbed, and especially due to the media’s attention to the unequal enforcement of the warrant – the harvest was allowed. In light of agreements with the police, some areas were harvested by Palestinians only, while some in cooperation with Israeli & international activists. At the end of the day nearly all the olives at Susya region […]
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Saturday, August 2 2008 Protest march from Tuwani to Tuba and settlers violence in Hebron We were invited to join a march of the children and residents of Tuwani, Tuba & Maghaer Al-Abeed, protesting the barring of the road from Tuwani to the neighboring villages by the Ma’on settlers, and repeated assaults of the Tuba & Maghaer Al-Abeed children on their way to Tuwani schools. As customary recently, the Israeli “security” forces had put many efforts in denying access of Israeli and international activists to the area – declared as “restricted military zone”. Unfortunately, most activists failed to reach the demonstration. The least that did, […]
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