Sunday, June 6 2021 This week – May 30-June 5, 2021 – in the Occupied Territories Terrorists from settler outposts in the South Hebron Hills started fires in the Palestinian villages of Harouba and Touba – the Israeli army and police refused to intervene; after a lull during the fighting in Gaza, the occupation forces returned to demolish structures and roads of Palestinian communities in Area C – at the same time the Jewish settlers are fully backed up in their ‘illegal’ works on expansion, paving new roads and building new outposts; In Beita village, Palestinian demonstrating against a new outpost on their lands were teargased […]
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Sunday, May 30 2021 This week – May 23-29, 2021 – in the Occupied Territories Large army forces raded the Palestinian village of Tawane in the South Hebron Hills twice this week, arresting several of its inhabitants as ‘wanted men’; A Palestinian landowner was again blocked by settlers from accessing his land at Umm Al Arais, then arrested at their bidding along with another activist; Palestinian and Israeli activists harvested at Tayibe Junction; Incursions of settlers’ flocks and expulsions of Palestinian shepherds continue, backed by Israeli army and police, in the West Bank Hill Range and the Palestinian Jordan Valley; Occupation forces killed a Palestinian […]
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Sunday, May 23 2021 This week – May 16-22, 2021 – in the Occupied Territories Settlers from ‘Havat Maon’ set fire to Palestinians’ fields, an olive grove and a dwelling cave in the South Hebron hills, then attacked the village of Tawane backed up by Israeli army forces that shot live fire at the Palestinians when the latter tried to resist; Demos were held in Jerusalem to put an end to violence, a similar demo in the Tunnels Checkpoint was violently dispersed and 8 protestors arrested; Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood is partly still out of bounds for non-resident Palestinians, while the police enables Jewish settlers and […]
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Sunday, May 16 2021 This week – May 9 – 15, 2021 – in the Occupied Territories The Jerusalem police violently attacked a peaceful demonstration against violence in the city’s centre; A police force commanded by Chief Superintendent Ronen Hazut violently dispersed the weekly protest vigil at Sheikh Harrah, later blocking entrance to the neighborhood to non-resident Palestinians, while Jewish settlers and right-wingers enter freely; Settlers attacked activists in the South Hebron Hills, smashed their car, robbed them and wounded one of them – the police detained the activists, who were distanced from the area by edict; Soldiers and settlers entered Tawane shooting live fire, stun and […]
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Sunday, May 9 2021 This week – May 2-8, 2021 – in the Occupied Territories At the height of the Ramadan month, Jerusalem police attacked Palestinians with extreme violence at Haram Al Sharif and inside the Al Aqsa Mosque, at the Damascus Gate and in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, with hundreds of wounded and arrests, all week long – provocations by settlers and Judeonazis against Palestinians in the city were backed up by Israeli ‘security forces’ – protests by young Palestinians against the eviction of Sheikh Jarrah inhabitants are ongoing in spite of police violence – the Israeli Supreme Court postponed hearing the appeal […]
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Sunday, May 2 2021 This week – April 25 – May 1, 2021 – in the Occupied Territories In the West Bank Hill Range, incursions of ‘Maale Ahuviya’ settler-colonists and their flocks into grain fields and a vineyard of Palestinians are ongoing, and in the Auja area, the Israeli army openly follows instructions given by settler-colonist Omer Atidiya and chases away Palestinian shepherds from their authorised grazing grounds; the vandals of ‘Havat Maon’ have re-erected their new outpost, lately dismantled, and are harassing Palestinian locals, while settler-colonist gangs from ‘Mitzpe Yair’ invade the lands of Umm Al Aarais and threaten their Palestinian owner whom they have seriously wounded, […]
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Monday, April 26 2021 April 24, 2021. Homra text: David Shulman Photograph: Michal Hai * I am not sure I can find the words for what we went through today. We are at al-Rakiz, clearing away the rubble that is what is left of the house that was meant for Harun and his bride-to-be, the house that the army destroyed,when we get news that settlers are attacking at Homra. Five of us—Guy, Amiel, Michal Hai, Eyal, and me—rush over there. It’s midday, and the sun is white fire. Read more: Here in the blog *
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Sunday, April 25 2021 This week – April 18-24, 2021 – in the Occupied Territories Dozens of bullies from the ‘Havat Maon’ outpost attacked with stones, blows and live ammunition shots Palestinian farmers and Israeli activists in the South Hebron Hills, wounding several and causing severe damage to vehicles – Israeli army forces summoned to the site took their time, and when they arrived, joined the bullies and hurled stun grenades and teargasat the Palestinians; Jerusalem police managed to fire up the city in the Ramadan month with systematic and violent harassments of Palestinians, joined by gangs of Lehava activists (Hebrew for “flame”, name of […]
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