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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Sunday, March 7 2021 This week – February 28-March 6, 2021 – in the Occupied Territories A settler-colonist from ‘Maskiyot’ rode his car into a flock from En Hilwa, running over 4 sheep and wounding another 15 – but was not arrested; violent attacks against Palestinians by Jewish Purim celebrants in Jerusalem; house demolitions and confiscations on a large scale continue throughout the Occupied Territories; gangs of settler-colonists with the active help of Israeli army and police were busy this week too with incursions into tended Palestinian fields, blocking roads, chasing away Palestinian shepherds from their own grazing grounds, cutting down olive trees and attacking Palestinians […]
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Sunday, February 28 2021 This week – February 21-27, 2021 – in the Occupied Territories The Humsa community in the northern Palestinian Jordan Valley was left without drinking water as the Israeli army confiscated all water tanks, as well as 18 structures donated after previous demolitions – at the very same time, the Regional Commander passed the time of day meeting settler-colonists in ‘Ma’oz Esther’, an illegal outpost; activists are urgently needed for preventing settler-colonists’ daily incursions with their flocks into tended Palestinian fields near Tayibe Junction; the army violently dispersed protest demonstrations in Salfit and Hebron; settler-colonists celebrated Purim with curses and death threats […]
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Sunday, February 21 2021 This week – February 14-20, 2021 – in the Occupied Territories Just as a snow storm approached, the occupation forces confiscated tents that had been donated to the Humsa community after the village was demolished; Palestinian shepherds are expelled from their grazing grounds by settler-colonists and soldiers in the Palestinian Jordan Valley, West Bank Hill Range, and the South Hebron Hills; this week activists managed to prevent settler-colonist flocks from invading Palestinian fields in the West Bank Hill Range; home demolitions in neighborhoods of East Jerusalem; Palestinian Jordan Valley and the West Bank Hill Range On Tuesday, February 16, when the […]
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Sunday, February 14 2021 This week – February 7 – 13, 2021 – in the Occupied Territories Gangs of masked, armed settler-colonists, at times accompanied by dogs, violently attacked Palestinians this week throughout the Occupied Territories, usually while the Israeli army was present and not intervening; another wave of demolitions in the South Hebron Hills and the Palestinian Jordan Valley, including the dwelling tent of Harun Abu ‘Aram, recently shot in his neck when resisting a confiscation of a generator in his village, Al-Rakeez; the occupation forces also demolished again, for the fourth time, the entire community of Humsa, in the Palestinian Jordan Valley photo: Civil Administration […]
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Sunday, February 7 2021 This week – January 31-February 6, 2021 Another round of demolition and destruction of the Humsa community in the northern Palestinian Jordan Valley – 46 structures were demolished and all of the inhabitants’ property confiscated – the next day the villagers and activists began rebuilding, supported by the Palestinian Authority and diplomats who came to express their solidarity; this week the Israeli army held massive maneuvers in the Yatta area for two whole days, during which the forces passed through Palestinian communities and caused heavy damages; settler-colonists attacked Palestinian shepherds near Tawane village, invaded sheep pens around […]
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