Sunday, April 18 2021 This week – April 11-17, 2021 – in the Occupied Territories With the start of Ramadan, Jerusalem police is focusing on disturbing the Palestinians’ prayers and holiday celebrations around Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, causing friction and arrests; the violent expropriation operation by settler-colonists in the South Hebron Hills is expanding, and more and more Palestinian communities in the region remain without grazing grounds for their flocks and without grain crops – Israeli activists accompany shepherds all days of the week, and sleep overnight in threatened communities; this week’s massive protest demonstration in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah went unhampered; East […]
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Sunday, April 11 2021 This week – April 4-10, 2021 – in the Occupied Territories Throughout the Palestinian Jordan Valley, West Bank Hill Range and the South Hebron Hills, the harvest season has begun – exposing the extent of damage wrought in Palestinian fields by malevolant invasions of settler-colonists’ herds ; the Jerusalem police dispersed a quiet protest vigil in Sheikh Jarrah with stun grenades and severe violence – a Member of Knesset and 4 participants were wounded – residents call upon the public to join a large protest demonstration there this coming Friday; the occupation forces fired a sponge projectile at a boy in […]
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Sunday, April 4 2021 This week – March 18-April 3, 2021 – in the Occupied Territories Increased presence of activists allowed for relatively quiet grazing this week in the Palestinian Jordan Valley and the South Hebron Hills, also preventing incursions of settlers’ flocks into Palestinian tended fields in the West Bank Hill Range; a settler from ‘Havat Yaacov Talya’ chased away Palestinian surveyors and when they returned with accompanying activists, he fired live ammunition; a new settler-colonist outpost was erected near ‘Meitarim’ industrial zone in the South Hebron Hills, settlers are already chasing away Palestinian shepherds in its vicinity; a gang from ‘Esh Kodesh’ outpost attacked […]
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Sunday, March 28 2021 This week – March 21-27, 2021 – in the Occupied Territories Residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem call upon activists and supporters to join the weekly demonstration this Friday in order to stop eviction of Palestinian families from their homes by Jewish settlers – the date set by the court for the eviction is close; having wounded an activist near Tayibe Junction on Sunday, this week settlers ceased incursions with their herds into Palestinian lands in the area, apparently under pressure of the Israeli police; settlers built a swimming pool near En Al Hilwa spring, the only water source […]
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Wednesday, March 24 2021 After Ten Years at Umm Al-‘Ara’is, March 13, 2021 * texts: Margaret Olin and David Shulman Read more: https://touchingphotographs.com/2021/03/22/after-ten-years-at-umm-al-arais-march-13-2021-texts-margaret-olin-and-david-shulman/
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Sunday, March 21 2021 This week – March 14-21, 2021 – in the Occupied Territories Settlers from ‘Havat Talya’ attacked and beat up a boy picking gundelia herbs, stabbed his donkey and stole the herbs; many Palestinians and activists came to Umm Al Ara’is to protest the criminal attack by settlers from ‘Mitzpe Yair’ outpost against the Palestinian landowner; activists were attacked again and again this week by settlers from the West bank Hill Range outposts, but they continued accompanying Palestinian shepherds and farmers there every day; soldiers and the “Green Patrol” confiscated a Palestinian flock near the village of Jinba and arrested the shepherd […]
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Sunday, March 14 2021 This week – March 7-13, 2021 – in the Occupied Territories A gang of settler-colonists attacked a Palestinian family with stones and metal bars on the Palestinian family’s land in the South Hebron Hills, smashing the father’s face and beating the mother in front of her children; at the bidding of the ‘Havat Ma’on’ settler-colonists, Israeli soldiers arrested five children aged 8 to 13, for picking gundelia herbs near the outpost; a settler-colonist shot a boy grazing his flock near the outpost ‘Havat Yaacov Talya’ – the Israeli police is not investigating; settler-colonists ran amok under protection of the Israeli army […]
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Wednesday, March 10 2021 A-Rakiz, February 23, 2021 A-Rakiz is perched on the sharp spine of a rocky ridge in the South Hebron hills. It would be a charming, if rugged, place to live were it not for the ruins of its houses scattered over the village lands and for the two illegal settlements of Avigail and Chavat Maon on either side. A-Rakiz has a history of house demolitions going back some years. On November 25, 2020, the army destroyed another five houses there, including that of Harun’s parents, Rasmi and Farsi, and the one Rasmi built for […]
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