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.
Locals estimate it may have been leaking for at least 6 months, killing surrounding trees and possibly polluting underground water resources.
How a pregnant donkey was threatening the security of illegal Israeli colonies in occupied Palestine and almost got itself arrested.
Jordan Valley: daily resistance against the occupation’s efforts to drive Palestinians from their land through house demolitions, movement restrictions, curfews, arbitrary arrest and detention, land confiscations, denial of access to water, electricity, health and education.
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.
There are three illegal settler colonies surrounding Iskaka and the army have been going through the village every night the last months. At the same time there are thousands of wild pigs destroying the villagers crops. Still the mayor is determined, “we will not leave, this is our home”.
Illegal Israeli settler-colonialists have gotten used to impunity. This time they attacked Bilal, a father of four, while he was working the land. Attacked him AGAIN.
The Village of Bruqin has always been quiet and peaceful – but the Israeli occupation is working hard to make sure it doesn’t remain so. IWPS report from the ground.
“The ravens will not leave until you have a smile in your eyes”: IWPS update on Deir Istiya and neighbouring villages.
Land being stolen from Palestinian farmers for the expansion of the illegal settler colony of Bruchin.
This nightly terrorizing of the people of Hares and Kifl Hares by the Israeli military is constantly exacerbated by the expanding presence of the neighboring illegal settler colonies of Ariel, Revava, Yaqir, and Immanu’el. The rapid growth of these illegal settlements and their aggressive populace, known as the “Ariel finger”, threatens Hares and Kifl Hares on a daily basis.
The farmer suspects that the donkey somehow managed to release itself from the rope and the stone it had been tied to in the field, and wondered off; he then saw a man from Revava take it inside the settlement.
The events of the past week are part of a continuous campaign by the Israeli military to harass and intimidate the people of Kufr Qaddum into passively accepting the human rights violations the Israeli occupation, military and the illegal settlers inflict upon them.
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.