Friday, June 22 2012 Demonstration in Susiya – by David Shulman I doubt if Palestinian Susya has ever seen so many people. Some 500, maybe more, have arrived from Jerusalem (including a large Palestinian delegation from East Jerusalem), Tel Aviv, Beer Sheva, and various sites in the occupied territories:  Beit Umar, Mufagara, and the khirbehs close to Susya. It’s a mixed Palestinian-Israel crowd. I see many veterans of the early years of Ta’ayush, some of them returning to Susya after a long time. We know the Susya people well:  we have stood by them in the face of many violent attacks […]
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Saturday, June 16 2012 Israeli court finds Ezra Nawi guilty of calling soldiers ‘war criminals’ On Sunday, June 10, Judge Cjana Lomp of the Jerusalem magistrate’s court convicted Taayush veteran activist Ezra Nawi of ‘offending a pubic servant’, after Ezra called Israeli soldiers ‘war criminals’. The incident to which this allegation refers took place in July 2009. Palestinians and Israeli activists were holding a picnic on a hill near Palestinian Susya in protest of the attempt by Susya settlers to build up an outpost on that same hill in order to sieze additional Palestinian land. This outpost became known by the name Givat Hadegal (Flag […]
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Thursday, June 14 2012 Six immediate demolition orders for Susya Following “Regavim” petition, which requires the state to destroy the village of Susya, yesterday the “civil administration” issued six immediate demolition orders. These are based on old orders from the 90s and from 2001. Orders that Israel chose not to implement so far. Although original orders applied to individual structures, these new compounds are applied to intact, thousands of square meters, includes dozens of buildings in some of them. The orders apply to most of the village of Susia. Among the expected to be demolished, kindergarten, clinic and renewable solar […]
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Monday, May 21 2012 settlers attack in front soldiers During Harvest that took place yesterday, 21 May 2012 near the outpost of “Mitzpe Yair”, arrived number of settlers led by Avidan Ofir, “Hebron Regional Council land inspector.” One of the settlers snatched one of the reapers sickle and began to attack and threaten him. He went and grabbed a camera from one of the activist’s hand that was filming, and began smash it on a rock. Ezra, who continued to shoot, although was under several attacks, miraculously managed to protect the camera. At the same time, other settlers attacked […]
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Saturday, April 21 2012 Um al-‘Amad – By David Shulman April 21, 2012   Um al-‘Amad Several large families—among them, Ihrizat, Ihraini, and Abu Samra—belong to Um al-‘Amad, perched on a high hill west of the desert and directly across from the drab and violent settlement of Otniel.  In fact, Otniel sits on the Abu Samra family’s lands. Like all other settlements, Otniel has also drawn a wide perimeter fence around itself, effectively annexing another large chunk of Palestinian land; still worse, for the last thirteen years the settlers and soldiers have denied the Palestinians access to the relatively fertile grazing […]
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Monday, April 2 2012 soldiers throwing stones at shepherds Three Israelis soldiers came to the hill Southeast to the outpost of Havat Maon. On the hillside, Palestinian shepherds were grazing with their flocks. The soldiers that wanted to expel them from their land throw at them stones. The videos were filmed by Operation Dove team.
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Saturday, March 10 2012 routine of expelling Palestinians from their lands
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Friday, March 9 2012 Raising funds to pay our legal costs The Ta’ayush movement has worked for more than ten years to support the Palestinian residents in South Hebron Hills in their struggle to preserve their homes and agricultural lands.  Palestinians in South Hebron Hills face constant harassment and violence by Israeli settlers and the army. Preventing access to agricultural lands and water cisterns, house demolitions, setting fire to tents and physical attacks are common methods in the authorities’ and settlers’ attempt to push the Palestinian residents out of their homes towards the area’s urban centers (for example, Yatta, Samua, Dura […]
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