Saturday, September 16 2017 Settler violence. Israeli army and police stand idly by! Today, Saturday, September 16, 2017, Ta’ayush activists entered the Carmel settlement in the south Hebron hills to protest the ongoing stone-throwing from the settlement towards the adjacent Palestinian village of Umm al-Kheir. Every night for the past two and a half weeks, settlers from Carmel have been throwing stones at the Palestinian village, disturbing the sleep and disrupting the lives of the men, women, and children there. Neither the Israeli police, the army, nor the security coordinators of the settlement have done anything to prevent the stone-throwing, despite a complaint […]
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Friday, September 1 2017 Demand that the Carmel settlement take responsibility and stop the stone-throwing on Umm al-Kheir! September 1, 2017 The village of Umm al-Kheir in the south Hebron hills has been under attack by stone-throwers from the adjacent settlement of Carmel for the past four nights. With the sole aim of depriving the villagers of their sleep – every hour throughout the night, a stone is lobbed over the fence. A single stone, jerking an entire village out of sleep. Cowardly, under cover of darkness, the perpetrator runs away. In these summer nights when people sleep outside, the danger of one of the stones physically harming […]
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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, 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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Sunday, March 12 2017 Saturday, 11.3.17 Saturday, 12.3, we accompanied shepherds in Um-el-Amad in the South Hebron Hills – was quiet, partly windy with a bit of sun, we set and had a nice chat, one of the shepherds showed me a video of an interesting theater play they produced in the university in Nablus, and then the soldiers came with a closed military warrant and told us to take off. We went out of the “closed area” and after a while got back to the village. Later same day we went to Avigail so to […]
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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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Sunday, January 8 2017 January 7, 2017 Asael, Susya, Twaneh, Umm al-Khair text by David Shulman photo by Dood Evan 1. Asael, possibly the ugliest of all the illegal outposts in the southern West Bank—and the competition is fierce—is rapidly expanding. Yellow bulldozers, parked at the perimeter fence of the settlement, have carved out a huge swathe of intermeshed, criss-crossing gashes in the hill and valley just below. This wide, deep wound in the soil has been sliced, needless to say, through privately owned Palestinian land. We know the families. We’ve plowed here, on the edge of the outpost. There have been […]
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