Palestinians who own land in Deaf Valley are nearly surrounded by illegal settlements and settler roads and are under constant alert to the possibility of harassment or attacks by illegal settlers.
“Salfit region is like Jerusalem, covered in settlements and very much wanted by the Israelis.”
A skunk truck doused the main street in smelly water and the bulldozer removed several lines of stones that villagers had placed on the road to prevent army jeeps form entering the village.
Harassment and arrests by the army is just a part of the issues residents of Qarawat have to deal with day in day out.
An estimated 200 Israeli soldiers conducted training raids in Deir Istiya last night. One man reported that the street in front of his house looked ‘like a war zone’, to which his friend responded: ‘Yes, but this is normal.’
Settler colonists begin bulldozing, in attempt to steal land from Kufr ad-Dik village (Salfit area).
Farmer from Deir Istiya digs a ditch to divert the sewage from olive trees onto those that can better tolerate the poisoning. Trying to fix the source of the leak he would risk his life because of settler and army violence.
UPDATE: During the past two weeks, the Abu Jamal family in Khan al-Luban has experienced additional attacks, a road closure, and imprisonment.
One popular song that is played multiple times before the demo to boost morale repeats the line “Hada al yum, al yum al thawar” – “Today is the day of revolution”!
Faced with the threat of unarmed children waiving Palestinian flags and holding posters of political prisoners, the Israeli army attacked the non-violent protesters during the weekly protest in Nabi Salih.
On Friday 14 June, the Israeli army detained a 10-year-old child during the weekly protest in Kufr Qaddum. Israeli soldiers fired tear gas canisters and sound bombs at the villagers; many local residents suffered from tear gas inhalation.
Every week the farmers and herders of South Hebron hills request accompaniment from international activists to access their lands. Here we document the aftermath of a settler attack.
Over 100 people gathered at An-Nabi Saleh for their weekly demonstration against the Israeli occupation. The community of An-Nabi Saleh was present with people from all ages alongside national, international activists and media.