Sunday, February 6 2022 This week – January 30 – February 5, 2022 – in the Occupied Territories Terrorists from the new settler outpost near ‘Meitarim’ attacked a Palestinian shepherd from Zanounta wounding him with a stun grenade, fired live ammunition and set their dog at the flock – many sheep were wounded and aborted – the Israeli army arrested 3 Palestinian shepherds in response; Invasions of settlers with their flocks into tended Palestinian fields in the West Bank Hill Range continue, as well as attacks against Palestinian flocks and shepherds; Soldiers on escort of the Touba children to school are preventing activists from accessing the meeting point […]
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Thursday, February 3 2022 February 2, 2022. Twaneh. I spent part of today wondering which I hated more: sheer stupidity or pure human malevolence. I guess it’s what might be called an academic question. As our friend Guy said, the real killer is when the two come together. * Text by David Shulman; Photographs by Margaret Olin * Read more: https://touchingphotographs.com/2022/02/06/february-2-2022-twaneh-text-by-david-shulman-photographs-by-margaret-olin/#more-9327
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Sunday, January 30 2022 This week – January 23-29, 2022 – in the Occupied Territories The occupation forces demolished a dwelling in the A-Tour neighborhood of East Jerusalem on Wednesday, leaving two Palestinian families homeless in the snow; terrorist-colonists from ‘Yitzhar’ celebrated the release from prison of their friend by holding a pogrom in Huwwara, wounding three Palestinians, among them a 3-year-old child; Minister Isawi Freij came to tour the South Hebron Hills escorted by army and GSS forces, but was chased out of the area by a drone flown by settlers from a nearby outpost; The outpost terrorists continue to attack and threaten Palestinian […]
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Sunday, January 23 2022 This week – January 16-22, 2022 – in the Occupied Territories Dozens of armed Special Police Forces broke into the home of the Salehiya family in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in the middle of the night, at a temperature below zero degrees centigrade, arrested the family members and activists sleeping over with extreme violence, and razed the house to the ground – after they destroyed the nursery in the yard the previous day; Thousands from all over the West Bank attended the funeral of Haj Suleiman Hadhalin who was run over to death by an Israeli police tow truck in his […]
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Wednesday, January 19 2022 January 18, 2022. Umm al-Khair, Hajj Suleiman’s Funeral He was like one of those rocky hills in South Hebron, a living, breathing, feeling mass of sunlight, rain, wind, earth, and stone. Though he wasn’t all that tall, he always dwarfed everyone around him. The soldiers and the border police were afraid of him, because he told them the truth and gave no quarter. * Text: David Shulman, Photographs: Margaret Olin * Read here: https://touchingphotographs.com/2022/01/20/january-18-2022-umm-al-khair-hajj-suleimans-funeral-text-david-shulman-photographs-margaret-olin/
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Sunday, January 16 2022 This week – January 9-15, 2022 – in the Occupied Territories Terrorists from the settlers’ outposts in the Palestinian Jordan Valley regularly attack flocks of Palestinians with ATVs and stones – this week they also beat up a shepherdess and her son near Auja, and ran over and killed sheep in Rashash, in the West Bank Hill Range; ‘Carmel’ settlers tried to steal lands belonging to Umm Al Kheir village by moving the route of the seperation fence between the settlement and the village, but the attempt was thwarted by Palestinian villagers; Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint detained, shackled and beat […]
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Sunday, January 9 2022 This week – January 2 – 8, 2022 – in the Occupied Territories A police tow-truck ran over an elderly Palestinian in Umm Al Kheir, wounding him critically, the police present at the scene drove off leaving the wounded man unassisted; Gangs of settlers from ‘Avigail’ outpost had nightly celebrations on privately-owned Palestinian fields in Mufaqara, while the army dispersed the landowner and activists by throwing stun grenades; Agricultural invasions and intimidation of Palestinain shepherds in the South Hebron Hills, Palestinian Jordan Valley, and the West Bank Hill Range; ‘Homesh’ Jewish terrorists attacked Burqa village again, vandalizing houses and gravestones – the Israeli […]
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Sunday, January 2 2022 This week – December 26, 2021 – January 1, 2022 – in the Occupied Territories Palestinian shepherds, held for 4 days in custody after being beaten and wounded by gangs of settlers (assisted by Israeli soldiers), were released without bail or restraints; intimidation raids by settlers in the South Hebron Hills communities continue; eviction date of the Salem family from Sheikh Jarrah remains undecided, police brutality against activists in protest there continues; Israeli army prevents Palestinian plowing in South Hebron Hills and the Palestinian Jordan Valley; Occupation forces secured yet another settlers’ march to ‘Homesh’ by blocking the village of Burqa, on whose lands the […]
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