Saturday, November 2 2013 An article in “Le Monde” about Ta’ayush https://www.taayush.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/TAAYOUSH.pdf TAAYOUSH Written in French by Luc Beaudoin In the Paths of Occupied Palestine—Part 1 of 2 Photo Captions (clink the link, above, to see photos in the original article): Bedouins from Um al-Hayyari having difficulty watering their flocks: the settlement in Carmel (right) expanding their military defense. Bottom: Ta’ayush’s Tamar confronts soldiers defending the settlement consuming Palestinian lands. The Oslo Accords (1993) between Israel and the Palestinians predicted that a five-year interim period would lead up to enacting the permanent agreement in which the West Bank (and Gaza) would be […]
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Saturday, October 19 2013 Umm al-Ara’is and Susya by David Shulman Autumn in the South Hebron hills. Thick sun, in and out of cloud. Wind: a taste of winter. Blue hills trimmed with green. Crstyal light, unearthly clarity. Mauve ridges rushing in waves down into the desert. Scattered rocks that look like sheep, and sheep that could be rocks. The smell of wood ovens in Twaneh; someone is baking pitta. It’s good to be back. I’m here, among other reasons, as a way of remembering, a quiet, intimate gesture for my mother, Deana, who died last month at 96, lucid, witty, […]
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Sunday, September 22 2013 On the Road to the Protest Vigil in Susya Watch how the Israeli police and army forces try to prevent activists from reaching a protest vigil in Susya. The vigil was held in front of a music festival that took place in the stolen village of Susya, from which the Palestinian residents were expelled. Watch the video made by Taayush activists  
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Friday, September 20 2013 Vigil at Susya September 22nd in the afternoon‎ This coming Sunday, A musical concert will be held in the stolen village of Susya, in South Hebron hills. The expelled residents of Susya are planning a protest vigil in front of the concert. They call upon each and every person who supports their struggle to join them. Read the article on 972+ Blog concerning the issue  Please make the effort and join them  this coming Sunday,September 22nd,  for a vigil in support of their struggle. Transportation will depart from Jerusalem. Warm clothing recommended For details, please call Sara 0546543955 (not by SMS)
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Thursday, June 27 2013 On Authors, Porta-Potties, and Other things by Amitai Ben-Abba A blow to the ribs is the small token I received from the soldiers for coming once again to accompany people to their land in Umm al-Ara’is. This time we staged some resistance. We approached the land from three different directions. In a sub-group of five we entered from the south and met confused soldiers telling us we are not allowed to go further. We told them there is absolutely no legal justification to stop us as we kept on roaming through. They demanded our ID’s but we dismissed them […]
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 The Struggle for Being by Amitai Ben-Abba In the insane, maniacal strive to live life at its fullest I have found the most meaning in the perseverance and generosity of the Palestinian strugglers in the South Hebron Hills. The mechanics of disenfranchisement are so horrendously well-oiled, that the strugglers of the Wild South resist simply by being. And so, the rest of us, that come from safe(r) surroundings and secure(r) socioeconomic backgrounds, resist simply by being with them. That is the meaning of Ta’ayush – living together, living the end of apartheid and separate-ness. Waking up at […]
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Saturday, February 23 2013 Shamasteh Family lands, Susya, Zanuta by David Shulman — It’s cold, blustery, a grey-green day. This is that evanescent moment when the hills turn green, like in Ireland, and the red anemones break through the hard surface of the soil. Dark clouds, dark earth. We’re at a bus-stop on the highway near Susya, waiting for the Shamasteh family to pick us up. Here’s their story. They own a large swathe of good land, and they have the registry documents to prove it, but the Susya settlers have stolen, in broad daylight, a big chunk of these holdings; now […]
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Saturday, November 17 2012 Mitzpe Yair and Susya by David Shulman 10 AM. A dusty blue tractor, idle at the edge of the field. Some twenty soldiers, including many officers and a Druze super-officer from the Civil Administration. Six army vehicles plus the big police van. A dozen settlers or so, held at bay by the soldiers.  Fifteen Palestinians of the ‘Awad and Jabareen families, whose land we are standing on. Sa’id ‘Awad, restrained, dignified, is their spokesman today. Children—like Latif, in school in Yata, and Sara, in a long brown coat and pink boots and a knitted scarf for the […]
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