Saturday, November 5 2016 November 3, 2016, al-Hammeh, Umm Zuqa, Ra’s al-Ahmar By David Shulman Three vignettes from the Jordan Valley, after the first rains: 1. We race up to the top of the ridge at Umm Zuqa, turn left past the army base. Suddenly a vast slice of the Jordan Valley opens up beneath us, rows of corrugated grey sandstone, the green winding sliver of the river, the pink hills of Transjordan—surely one of the most breathtaking views in the Middle East. Not by chance, settlers have started building a new (illegal) outpost here. I, too, would be happy to live […]
Saturday, October 29 2016 A Funny Thing Happened in the Jordan Valley Last Thursday “It was 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 Fahrenheit) in the Jordan Valley. We went for another day of work and accompaniment with the villagers who face constant harassment from Israeli authorities, and we happened to be there when the Forces of Israeli Defense came to demolish a gravel road, the only access road to Al Hadidiyye, a village which has no water supplies except for the overly priced water tanks delivered on this gravel road.” Read more of the Jordan Valley here in a post by Radical Monkey Clown.
Friday, October 21 2016 Escorting children to school It’s quite absurd that 7 Palestinian children need 2-3 leftist and a Jeep full of soldiers to accompany them on their way to school. This is because the road that leads to school passes near the violent settlement of Havat-Maon. Apparently this is easier than actually solve the problem. Early Monday morning with Ta’ayush תעאיוש تعايش. First published on Facebook by Li Lorian.
Monday, September 12 2016 Saturday, 10.9, Um al-Kheir On Saturday, 10.9.16, Ta’ayush, All That’s Left and Combatants For Peace activists, joined together in the residence of Um al-Kheir in the South Hebron Hills, and other Palestinians from the nearby communities, clearing up the rubble of the house demolitions Israel has done this last month.
Thursday, July 7 2016 Al-Hadidiya, Jordan Valley | photograph: Guy Hircefeld | Four months away provide just enough distance to see the madness and the cruelty for what they are. Who has set up this crazy system and kept it running for half a century? Is it not mad to deliberately deprive human beings—families, children, the elderly– of water at the height of summer in a scorching desert? It was at least 37 or 38 degrees Centigrade, almost 100 degrees Fahrenheit, today in Al-Hadidiya. No running water, of course, and almost no water at all. You can’t […]
Saturday, June 25 2016 Israel Demolishes Structures in Palestinian Village Despite written commitment not to enforce construction laws during the holy month, civil administration brings bulldozers to Susya. Read more
Sunday, April 10 2016 Taayush activity, Satrday, 10.4.16 | photo: Amir Bitan | Amitai Ben-Abba: Kids in Umm Al Kheir playing in the ruins of their houses, joyfully shattering pieces of styrofoam formerly used as insulation between the thin copper walls. Israeli forces demolished six homes in this small South Hebron Hills village last week. Meanwhile, new two-storied houses stand vacant in the Jewish settlement of Karmel 50 meters away, on the other side of a fence. A wave of demolitions has been washing the West Bank in 2016, hitting particularly hard in the South Hebron Hills and […]