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 […]
Saturday, January 7 2017 7.1.2017 Ta’ayush activity in the Jordan Valley We paid a visit to two Israeli outposts and heard how the settlers and army are threatening the Palestinian communities on a daily basis. With dogs, vehicles driving into the herd, just pick your method. We met a shepherd who insisted she is not afraid and was quite an inspiration.
Saturday, December 24 2016 Saturday activity, December 24th It’s plowing season. We escorted people to their lands, to places that they unfortunately were not able to access with out us. In the picture: a land near the military base of Susya. The soldiers told the farmers not to come or they will bring the entire army on them. Today was quiet, cold and a bit rainy. picture: Guy Butavia.
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 […]
Tuesday, April 26 2016 Taayush activity, Satrday, 23.4.16 | photo: Amir Bitan | Amitai Ben Abba: During Ta’ayush work on Saturday 4/23/2016, our friend Na’el was forbidden from accessing grazing land close to the Susya settlement. Civil Administration, police, and soldiers forced him out of the area, showing an outdated and irrelevant warrant, threatening him with arrest if he stays with his sheep on that thin stretch of barley. Being intimately familiar with the brutality of the occupation, Na’el chose to herd his sheep away, although his access to this land has been legally confirmed countless times before. […]
Sunday, April 17 2016 Join Ta’ayush activity in the Jordan Valley! Following a decade of successful activity in the South Hebron Hills, Ta’ayush is expanding its model to the Jordan Valley, where the Israeli Occupation has been systematically demolishing Palestinian villages, restricting access to water supplies and grazing lands, and incessantly limiting Palestinian’s freedom of movement. Join us to accompany shepherds and farmers in the Valley! People from all over the country are invited to join, specifically from the Tel Aviv area and from the north. We expect to go to the Jordan Valley about once a week (not on Saturdays), […]
Saturday, March 26 2016 Taayush activity, Saturday, 26.3 Today at the South Hebron Hills we accompanied Palestinian shepherds from several villages. Shepherds from Zanuta are afraid to arrive to the grazing lands near the Israeli outpost Havat-Mor. Every week another shepherd there is taken by the army and is detained for couple of hours, then released after a deposition of a few hundreds Shekels. We had a quiet and rainy day.