Sunday, May 15 2022 This week – May 8-14, 2022 – in the Occupied Territories Israeli army forces – violently, and with stun grenades – blocked hundreds of activists and Masafer Yatta inhabitants who were on their way to protest the Supreme Court’s ruling to evict Palestinian villagers from ‘firing zone 918’. Under the aegis of soldiers, terrorists from the colonist outpost ‘Mitzpe Yair’ stoned the demonstrators and with brass knuckles fractured the nose of a Palestinian villager; Another demonstrator was smashed to the ground by a policeman and fractured her arm; Soldiers beat up a Palestinian activist who photographed them destroying a shed inside […]
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Thursday, May 12 2022 An urgent message from the South Hebron Hills Please help us spread this urgent call to stop the expulsion of Palestinian communities from Masafer Yatta: On May 4, 2022, the eve of Israel’s Independence Day, the Israeli Supreme Court, in session as the High Court of Justice, issued a ruling allowing the State to destroy eight Palestinian villages in the area of Masafer Yatta in the South Hebron hills, and to expel their inhabitants permanently. This ruling is a travesty of justice, an act of extreme judicial cruelty, and a severe blow to basic, universal human values and […]
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Sunday, May 8 2022 This week – May 1-7, 2022 – in the Occupied Territories On May 4, the eve of Israel’s Independence Day, close to 11 p.m., the Supreme Court issued a ruling unanimously rejecting the petitions presented by the inhabitants of Palestinian villages in the Massafer Yatta region against their eviction from the area declared by the Israeli army as ‘firing zone 918’, thus enfding 22 years of legal debates and deferments by the state. The petitions were presented on behalf of villages with a population of some 1,500 people, located in the area the army has designated for training in live ammunition. […]
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Sunday, May 1 2022 This week – April 24-30, 2022 – in the Occupied Territories Israeli peace activists joined the Palestinian Jordan Valley Coalition on Saturday and cut 1.5 kilometers of a fence, erected by colonists illegally to prevent passage of Palsetinian shepherds and their flocks; Terrorists from an outpost in the South Hebron Hills invaded fields in Widada and their dog bit the Palestinian landowner in full view of the soldiers present – a policeman summoned to the site butted a woman activist in the head and arrested her; Palestinian teachers were once again detained on their way to school in Massafer Yatta, and […]
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Sunday, April 24 2022 This week – April 17-23, 2022 – in the Occupied Territories A colonist minor hit an activist in Simra with a club and wounded him in the head, the activist was hospitalized; Occupation soldiers fired in the air while chasing Palestinian workers trying to enter Israel in Massafer Yatta; The Israeli police caused again an accident in Umm Al Kheir while trying to confiscate a vehicle, which overturned, the driver was denied medical care and arrested; Palestinian teachers on their way to school in Massafer Yatta were detained for hours at a checkpoint and released only after the school day was […]
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Saturday, April 23 2022 April 22, 2022. ‘Auja. Text: David Shulman Abu Isma‘il calls at 7 in the morning, in a panic. Four or five settlers are lined up to block the shepherds’ path to their grazing grounds. What to do? Still half-asleep, I make some phone calls and learn that two of our activists are on their way. I let Abu Isma‘il know. I can hear the relief in his voice. In the end he and the other herds take a long, roundabout way into the hills, and the sheep get to eat their fill. Enough for one day. Read […]
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Sunday, April 17 2022 This week – April 10-16, 2022 – in the Occupied Territories Colonists attacked Palestinian farmers and activists near Susya, in the presence of soldiers, during a plowing session coordinated with the Israeli army; The occupation forces put up roadblocks at the entrance to villages in the Massafer Yatta area and kept villagers blocked for many hours; ‘Im Tirzu’ thugs harassed a woman lawyer representing Palestinian Susya landowners during a hearing of their petition in the Supreme Court; Invasions by colonists and their flocks into tended Palestinian fields in Massafer Yatta villages, Tawane and Umm Al Arais; Soldiers detained activists at a […]
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Sunday, April 10 2022 This week – April 3 – 9, 2022 – in the Occupied Territories Colonists from the terrorist outpost ‘Havat Maon’ beat up Palestinian shepherds and activists in Tawane village, tried to strangle an activist and smashed a camera; A police car crashed into a ‘mashtuba’ (jalopy) car at Umm Al Kheir, injuring a woman passenger and her children; An officer flew a drone over flocks near Auja for ‘identification’ purposes; Invasions by colonists and their flocks and attacks against Palestinians in the South Hebron Hills, the Palestinian Jordan Valley and throughout the West Bank; Closure of 28 Palestinian associations and institutions in Jerusalem […]
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