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  5. <title>International Solidarity Movement</title>
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  21. <title>Settlers of Yitzhar set fire to olive fields and attack farmers the next day</title>
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  23. <pubDate>Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:57:46 +0000</pubDate>
  24. <dc:creator>[email protected] (ISM Palestine)</dc:creator>
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  33. <description><![CDATA[15th November 2017 &#124; International Solidarity Movement, Nablus team &#124; Huwarra, Occupied Palestine Israeli settlers of Yitzhar, set fires in two places in Palestinian olive fields around their illegal outposts, and attacked a group of farmers a day later, under the eyes of around 30 border police, present at the site. On Sunday 5 November, ...]]></description>
  34. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<h5><strong>15th November 2017 | International Solidarity Movement, Nablus team | Huwarra, Occupied Palestine</strong></h5>
  35. <p><strong>Israeli settlers of Yitzhar, set fires in two places in Palestinian olive fields around their illegal outposts, and attacked a group of farmers a day later, under the eyes of around 30 border police, present at the site.</strong></p>
  36. <p>On Sunday 5 November, at about 10 o&#8217;clock in the morning, ISM activists saw smoke coming from olive fields on both hillsides underneath an outpost of Yitzhar, the illegal settlement south of Nablus, built on the Hill between the Palestinian villages Huwarra and Burin.</p>
  37. <p>It wasn&#8217;t the first time this has happened. Since the expropriation of the farmland of Huwarra, Burin and Madama, and the illegal <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yitzhar" target="_blank" rel="noopener">creation and steady expansion</a> of the Israeli settlement Yitzhar, violent settlers do anything they can to harm the Palestinian farmers and families without any risk of being punished for these crimes.</p>
  38. <div id="attachment_50092" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="wp-image-50092 size-large" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/destroyed-by-fire-600x450.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="450" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/destroyed-by-fire-600x450.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/destroyed-by-fire-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/destroyed-by-fire-768x576.jpg 768w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/destroyed-by-fire.jpg 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Attacked in 2016. No sign of life a year later.</p></div>
  39. <p>A farmer from Burin, whose olive field was set on fire, explained to us that the settler group chased him and his two companions and that they managed to escape.</p>
  40. <p><a href="https://youtu.be/tjFXMEdttnc" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-50059" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/settlers-set-fire-in-olive-fields.jpg" alt="" width="365" height="206" /></a></p>
  41. <p>The Palestinian Fire-brigade of Burin waited for permission from the Israeli authority to extinguish the fire, which they apparently did not get.</p>
  42. <blockquote>
  43. <h6><em>Israel is authoritative for the security in Area-C, and should instead of blocking the Palestinian Fire brigade, fight any fire in Area-C themselves, which it has not done in the 25 year since this authority was agreed on in the Oslo accords.</em></h6>
  44. </blockquote>
  45. <p>Instead of this, we saw border police, settler security and the settlers side-by-side in the illegal Hilltop outpost, looking at the burning fields.</p>
  46. <p>The next day, 6 November 2017 already at 8:30 AM, a group of nine settlers tried to attack farmers and workers who had official permission of the Israeli security authority, to harvest and cultivate the fields of the Owda family, which was partly burned down the previous day.</p>
  47. <p>The large group of border police refused us entrance to the the area, which apparently was declared a closed military zone. The commander showed us the declaration on a paper, which didn’t show many details.</p>
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  52. <td><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-50089" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/forced-away-by-borderpolice-600x450.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="450" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/forced-away-by-borderpolice-600x450.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/forced-away-by-borderpolice-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/forced-away-by-borderpolice-768x576.jpg 768w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/forced-away-by-borderpolice.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></td>
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  56. <p>Instead of assisting the farmers, we could only be remotely present and filmed the situation from a distance. We again witnessed a close cooperation between the settlers, the settler-security and the border police. The threat of an instant attack was constantly felt that day.</p>
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  60. <td><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-50116" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/police-army-settlers-800px-600x333.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="333" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/police-army-settlers-800px-600x333.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/police-army-settlers-800px-400x222.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/police-army-settlers-800px-768x426.jpg 768w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/police-army-settlers-800px.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></td>
  61. <td><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-50117" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/hilltop-youth-800px-600x335.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="335" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/hilltop-youth-800px-600x335.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/hilltop-youth-800px-400x224.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/hilltop-youth-800px-768x429.jpg 768w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/hilltop-youth-800px.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></td>
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  65. <p>Around 14:30, a group of around 20 settlers attacked the farmers, and most border-police did little to avoid it and arrested none of the settlers. Instead it commanded the farmers to stop their work and quickly leave their land.</p>
  66. <p><a href="https://youtu.be/fUKL2YEm-7M" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-50060" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/settlerboys-attack-farmers-in-huwarrah-ism-600x390.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="390" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/settlerboys-attack-farmers-in-huwarrah-ism-600x390.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/settlerboys-attack-farmers-in-huwarrah-ism-400x260.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/settlerboys-attack-farmers-in-huwarrah-ism-768x499.jpg 768w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/settlerboys-attack-farmers-in-huwarrah-ism.jpg 877w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></a></p>
  67. <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%;">Settlement outpost are illegal, even by Israeli law, although that law may change one day.</p>
  68. <blockquote>
  69. <h6><em>In February 2017, the Israeli Knesset passed a <a href="https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/charlotte-silver/west-bank-israel-replacing-one-land-theft-another" target="_blank" rel="noopener">new law</a> to legalize all 4000 illegal outposts. But, the High Court had concerns and postponed the implementation in August 2017.</em></h6>
  70. <h6><em>However, if that law ever comes to reality, it would accept these 4000 outposts as new settlements ready to expand, and would give legality to the expropriation of more private Palestinian land, in a clear violation of the Oslo Agreements of 1993.</em></h6>
  71. </blockquote>
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  75. <title>‘Feast of Sarah’ Holiday Draws Thousands of Settlers to Al-Khalil</title>
  76. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/palsolidarity/~3/0mpwMkIaIcw/</link>
  77. <pubDate>Sun, 12 Nov 2017 14:24:27 +0000</pubDate>
  78. <dc:creator>[email protected] (ISM Palestine)</dc:creator>
  79. <category><![CDATA[Reports]]></category>
  80. <category><![CDATA[Feast of Sarah]]></category>
  81. <category><![CDATA[Hebron]]></category>
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  85. <description><![CDATA[12th November 2017 &#124; International Solidarity Movement, al-Khalil team &#124; al-Khalil, Occupied Palestine The Feast of Sarah did not pass unnoticed for the Palestinian residents of al-Khalil (Hebron). Jewish worshippers had been arriving from Israel in large numbers for days prior, together with a consequent increase of military presence. Yesterday morning, at 9:00 AM, soldiers ...]]></description>
  86. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><strong>12th November 2017 | International Solidarity Movement, al-Khalil team | al-Khalil, Occupied Palestine</strong></p>
  87. <p>The Feast of Sarah did not pass unnoticed for the Palestinian residents of al-Khalil (Hebron). Jewish worshippers had been arriving from Israel in large numbers for days prior, together with a consequent increase of military presence. Yesterday morning, at 9:00 AM, soldiers started to isolate the road in H1 – the area of the city that is supposed to be Palestinian controlled – from the Shuhada Street checkpoint (Checkpoint 56) up towards the bus station in order to let the feast visitors pass from the H2 area to a prayer site. Two Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) and two Jeeps surrounded by numerous soldiers, border police, and riot police blocked the intersection at the base of Bab Al-Zawiya, and snipers were placed on the roofs of the main buildings.</p>
  88. <div id="attachment_50110" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-50110" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4326-copy-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4326-copy-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4326-copy-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4326-copy-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">An Israeli soldier aims her rifle at the chest of an international observer as a tactical unit gathers in Bab al-Zawiya.</p></div>
  89. <p>Around 1:00 PM, the worshippers started to walk down the road, many of them stopping to yell insults to the Palestinians watching the scene from behind the blockade.</p>
  90. <div id="attachment_50111" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-50111" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4317-copy-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4317-copy-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4317-copy-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4317-copy-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Jewish worshippers, both from Israel and from the illegal settlements in al-Khalil, gather to taunt Palestinians in Bab al-Zawiya.</p></div>
  91. <p>After the settlers went back into H2, the soldiers and police stayed in the area, and gathered at the cement roadblocks in front of the checkpoint. They continued down towards the market, which led to some stone throwing from protesters up the street. Soldiers replied by throwing sound bombs into crowds of civilians and journalists.</p>
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  94. <p>The soldiers ultimately retreated into the checkpoint, only because they had to carry a 25-year-old Palestinian man that they had brutally beaten and placed under arrest. The man was carried to Checkpoint 56, where he was held for almost three hours while the Red Crescent ambulance staff was disallowed from giving him medical treatment.</p>
  95. <div id="attachment_50112" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-50112" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4356-copy-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4356-copy-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4356-copy-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4356-copy-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">A protester is finally allowed access to medical treatment from the Red Crescent after being brutally beaten and kept for three hours in Checkpoint 56.</p></div>
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  97. <p>Settler tours into H1 from H2 occur every Saturday under the protection of Israeli forces, fanning Israeli support for migration to and the expansion of the illegal settlements in al-Khalil, both of which necessarily lead to the expulsion of Palestinian civilians from their home. However, during Jewish holidays, the number of Israelis increases dramatically, often forcing Palestinian civil society to come to a grinding halt without warning.</p>
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  103. <title>A Tale of Zero Cities</title>
  104. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/palsolidarity/~3/PuBGJX8zt9I/</link>
  105. <pubDate>Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:52:49 +0000</pubDate>
  106. <dc:creator>[email protected] (ISM Palestine)</dc:creator>
  107. <category><![CDATA[Journals]]></category>
  108. <category><![CDATA[Demolitions]]></category>
  109. <category><![CDATA[Settlers]]></category>
  110. <category><![CDATA[Um al Kheir]]></category>
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  113. <description><![CDATA[11th November 2017 &#124; International Solidarity Movement, al-Khalil team &#124; Um al-Khair, Occupied Palestine Last month in northern Palestine brought stories of Israeli settlers from the illegal Yitzhar settlement that, however horrifying, all suffered an important shortcoming: the scope of the stories lent to individual scapegoats, and in doing so provided a vivid, but ultimately penny-deep ...]]></description>
  114. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><strong>11th November 2017 | International Solidarity Movement, al-Khalil team | Um al-Khair, Occupied Palestine</strong></p>
  115. <p>Last month in northern Palestine brought <a href="http://palsolidarity.org/2017/10/when-buildings-break-bones/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">stories of Israeli settlers</a> from the illegal Yitzhar settlement that, however horrifying, all suffered an important shortcoming: the scope of the stories lent to individual scapegoats, and in doing so provided a vivid, but ultimately penny-deep look at the Palestinian condition. Today’s news is flooded with such dramatic examples.</p>
  116. <p>This past month, I lived in and began to learn the story of Um al-Khair, a Palestinian Bedouin village in the South Hebron Hills. Again the case presented a challenge of conveyance – perhaps even more so. While it&#8217;s certainly every bit as troubled as the villages in the shadow of the Yitzhar settlement, Um al-Khair&#8217;s story is much less made-for-TV than the photogenic, headline-grabbing brutality of physical violence.</p>
  117. <p>There&#8217;s no getting around it: it&#8217;s a small village, and reversing the injustices there wouldn&#8217;t move the needle on injustice in Palestine a whole lot.</p>
  118. <p>However, it does offer itself as a worthy placeholder – an exemplary microcosm for the nation of Palestine, and what happened, is happening, and will happen to it if nothing is done.</p>
  119. <div id="attachment_50098" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-50098" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3701-600x450.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="450" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3701-600x450.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3701-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3701-768x576.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Tariq (left) and Eid Hathaleen, with Tariq&#8217;s nephew Muhammad in his arms. Tariq’s house, which he shares with his mother, has been demolished 3 times already (&#8217;08, &#8217;12, and &#8217;14). Eid recently had both of his cars, one less than a week old, confiscated by the Israeli army. A tattered &#8211; but still standing &#8211; Palestinian flag waves behind them.</p></div>
  120. <p>This isn’t to say that tragic physical violence doesn’t occur there. One of the first stories new visitors hear is that of a resident who, as his brother Tariq says, “lost his life without losing his life.&#8221; About 17 years ago the young man, Muhammad, was herding his goats and – so claimed a settler – ventured onto a far corner of settlement property. An Israeli soldier chased him down (after the fact and within his own village), and beat him most of the way to death for it. Today, the man who would&#8217;ve been one of the leading breadwinners for the village walks the roads mentally handicapped, unable to contribute to the survival of the community. As the soldier was leaving the village that day, he turned and pointed at Muhammad in the dirt – the young man already having left his body for the last time – and shouted &#8220;Look at your brother, let him be an example! I&#8217;ll make every single person in this village handicapped!&#8221;</p>
  121. <p>As it turns out, the soldier didn&#8217;t have to. Seventeen years later, the pen would again prove mightier than the sword, and the true kneecapping of Um al-Khair would come not in the form of an excessively forceful soldier, the optics of which might provoke international outrage, but rather bureaucratic, pseudo-legal land-grab policies.</p>
  122. <p>To that end, in the 17 years since the martyrdom of Muhammad, by far the most high ranking targets of the Israeli army in Um al-Khair have been peaceful, inanimate objects – their traditional Bedouin oven, among the kind of objects Pierre Nora coined &#8220;<em>les lieux de mémoire</em>” in 1989, as well as a proposed community garden – the first of which has been built or rebuilt and subsequently destroyed 3 times over, and the other disallowed before construction could even begin (though there&#8217;s an <a href="https://travelandencounter.holylandtrust.org/sumud-freedom-tour/home" target="_blank" rel="noopener">international campaign</a> to support it anyway).</p>
  123. <p>As Tariq, a budding community leader, said, “The soldiers that try to break us aren’t enemies of terrorism. They don’t like us, but even they know we are not terrorists. They are enemies of life. They are enemies of our presence here. Look at the oven, the garden.”</p>
  124. <div id="attachment_50099" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-50099" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3749-600x450.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="450" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3749-600x450.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3749-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3749-768x576.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">The future of Um al-Khair. Their demands are simple: to live in peace, which means an end to the ongoing demolition of their homes, as well as an end to settler violence against them during the night.</p></div>
  125. <p>Clearly the real threat isn’t any one person, but anything palpable for Palestinians to hold on to,<em> </em>and with it the motivation to continue resisting.<em> </em>Homes, homelands, even ovens and community gardens are brought to ashes – as Israel admits with shameless candor – to make room for people of a different ethnicity.</p>
  126. <p>Taken together, what happened to Muhammad the individual and what’s happening to Um al-Khair’s lifeblood structures span the spectrum of violence, from physical to structural. Though they&#8217;re specific to Um al-Khair, they speak volumes about the post-1948 Palestinian story.</p>
  127. <p>The notion that a bread oven or community garden could be threatening should be preposterously silly and, at the same time, make all the sense in the world when the very acknowledgement of a Palestinian people is threatening to an ideology whose implementation required their ethnic cleansing. After all, one of the most repeated go-to’s for stewards of Zionism – that Palestine was &#8220;a land without a people&#8221; – reveals itself as the only option short of confronting the question of what happened to those people, and who was responsible.</p>
  128. <p>The result was that incorrect and racist revision: pre-1948 Palestine – a rich bastion of culture, cuisine, art, music, academia – was really a land of zero cities. After all, it didn&#8217;t even have a people.</p>
  129. <div id="attachment_50097" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-50097" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3657-600x450.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="450" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3657-600x450.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3657-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3657-768x576.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Suleiman Hathaleen, the elder in Um al-Khair, himself 6 years older than Israel. Born in Arad, Palestine (now Arad, Israel), he was made a refugee in 1948, and has lived in Um al-Khair since.</p></div>
  130. <p>Of course, any rational person knows that Palestinians do exist, and that they didn&#8217;t come to Palestine simply to meet the arriving Jewish immigrants with weapons. Sentient, living evidence for this – for the bustling Palestinian society and what happened to it – exists in refugee camps in- and outside of Palestine to this day.</p>
  131. <p>Since 2007, roughly 20 families from Um al-Khair have joined them, after the State of Israel – not a rogue extremist, not an individual settler, but the real-life manifestation of Zionism – has come to their village to make them homeless. This, unfortunately, is what defines the struggle at large for many indigenous Palestinians –<em> </em>to stay and survive at all under the threat of expulsion and extermination. There’s been virtually no evidence even of an attempt to maintain a second-class, exploitable Palestinian population, making this – what’s occurring in the West Bank and Gaza as opposed to the State of Israel – not apartheid, but unvarnished ethnic cleansing.</p>
  132. <div id="attachment_50100" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-50100" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3768-600x450.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="450" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3768-600x450.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3768-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3768-768x576.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">The ruins of a family&#8217;s demolished home in Um al-Khair.</p></div>
  133. <p>And so, ceding for a moment the possibility that Um al-Khair’s situation is controversial, the fact remains that the international community has yet to be told what justifies it. What justifies the fact that the people with the deed to the land, who’ve lived completely on the straight and narrow, without sin and within the law, are forced to stand there crying out for help, physically weak from humankind’s deepest sadness – the gutting, emptying kind that you feel in your body – as a Caterpillar D9 military bulldozer thunders to life and starts towards their home.</p>
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  137. <title>Settler holidays violently disrupting Palestinian every day life</title>
  138. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/palsolidarity/~3/5bA5IilsIto/</link>
  139. <pubDate>Fri, 10 Nov 2017 20:27:35 +0000</pubDate>
  140. <dc:creator>[email protected] (ISM Palestine)</dc:creator>
  141. <category><![CDATA[Hebron]]></category>
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  150. <description><![CDATA[10th November 2017 &#124; International Solidarity Movement, al-Khalil team &#124; Hebron, Occupied Palestine Yesterday in the Palestinian city Al-Khalil(Hebron) there was a large military presence in the area due to the coming Jewish holiday, The feast of Sarah. Solders from the Israeli military detained Palestinians, prevented children from getting to their schools, and shot rounds ...]]></description>
  151. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><strong>10th November 2017 | International Solidarity Movement, al-Khalil team | Hebron, Occupied Palestine</strong></p>
  152. <p>Yesterday in the Palestinian city Al-Khalil(Hebron) there was a large military presence in the area due to the coming Jewish holiday, The feast of Sarah. Solders from the Israeli military detained Palestinians, prevented children from getting to their schools, and shot rounds of tear gas and sound bombs at school children.</p>
  153. <div id="attachment_50065" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="wp-image-50065 size-large" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3632-600x450.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="450" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3632-600x450.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3632-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3632-768x576.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Two teachers are turned back from the checkpoint at Ziad Jaber School. They were prevented from accessing the school for a good 15 minutes.</p></div>
  154. <p><strong>Israeli Military forces prevent teachers from getting to work</strong></p>
  155. <p>At around 9 am this morning, a group of 100 soldiers and 9 military vehicles moved from the area of the Ibrahimi Mosque, gathering at the checkpoint by the Ziad Jaber Elementary school. There, Israeli soldiers blocked two Palestinian teachers from moving through the checkpoint to get to work for 10-15 minutes. Students were slowly allowed to find their way through the large group of soldiers to the school. A group of soldiers then attempted to intimidate ISM activists monitoring the situation.</p>
  156. <p>Large groups of soldiers were observed searching streets around the school and looking over the school walls with their weapons. One of the soldiers justified the excessive military presence with the claim that a child had thrown some stones. During the blockade and search of the area local people were prevented from passing for over half an hour.</p>
  157. <div id="attachment_50069" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="wp-image-50069 size-large" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4130-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4130-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4130-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4130-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">A pregnant Palestinian woman maintains her dignity with occupations soldiers who have invaded the H1 Palestinian area of the Salaymeh neighbourhood. Her request to pass was finally granted after a 10 minute delay.</p></div>
  158. <p>Though the school has suffered many difficulties for years as a result of the occupation a teacher commented, “We have never had anything like this before.” When the situation had dissipated, the ISM activists followed a large group of soldiers down prayer road through the Salayme checkpoint to the Tareq Bin Ziad shopping centre. Soldiers randomly stopped Palestinians who were with younger children sometimes holding their passport at least for 15 minutes and restricted movement of cars and pedestrians through the area. Soldiers entered at least four buildings around the intersection and were seen on roofs and in upstairs windows with their weapons as others patrolled side streets sometimes letting off sound bombs for no observable reason. After approximately half an hour the soldiers began to retreat into the H2 Israeli controlled area. As they retreated Palestinians emerged from their houses and young people began to protest the invasion of their neighbourhood and the suppression of their commemoration of Yasser Arafat’s death. The retreating soldiers responded with sound bombs and tear gas.</p>
  159. <p><b>A Palestinian school declared a closed Military zone</b></p>
  160. <p>During this time, another ISM team were at the other end of the neighbourhood down the street from the Qeitun checkpoint. Students from the Tareq Bin Ziad School had been prevented by the Israeli army from doing the annual parade by their scout group to commemorate Yasser Arafat’s death. Many soldiers blocked the area around the school and declared it a military zone. A teacher told the activists that the army tried to enter Hajirriya School, where students had found refuge to, arrest some of them. Luckily, teachers managed to stop the soldiers who still blocked off the street forbidding anybody to pass. Some soldiers took up positions on a neighbour’s roof here too.</p>
  161. <div id="attachment_50076" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="wp-image-50076 size-large" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4144-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4144-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4144-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4144-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Soldiers positioned on a roofs in Salaymeh.</p></div>
  162. <p>From the outset, the soldiers made it clear that the parade was out of question. After the initial attempt to enter the school, they kept blocking the entrance as many more soldiers showed up. After more than half an hour of negotiation between the soldiers and the school Principle, other teachers and some observers from the organization TIPH, the commander authorised the passage of Tareq Bin Ziad Secondary School teachers and their respective pupils. They eventually reached the Tareq Bin Ziad school under the strict surveillance of soldiers to start their school day.</p>
  163. <p>Meanwhile, back in the Hajirriya School, the daily activities started as normally as possible. “We’re used to that” said a teacher in the Headmaster’s office, while he poured the coffee for one of the ISMers who was there.</p>
  164. <div id="attachment_50068" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="wp-image-50068 size-large" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4114-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4114-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4114-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_4114-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Soldiers and armoured Vehiciles at the Jaber Junction checkpoint.</p></div>
  165. <p><b>Soldiers throw sound bombs into groups of children</b></p>
  166. <p>At roughly 12:00 PM, following the clashes in the Salaymeh neighbourhood the younger half of the students were leaving the Zaid Jaber School for the day. Another ISM activist witnessed the detention of the headmaster of the school, Muhanned Azam. The soldiers at the checkpoint near the school kept him in the sun for over half an hour without any reason or charges against him. As the older half of the students were leaving, many gathered around him in support, sitting with peace signs raised and singing Palestinian songs. As they sang more soldiers arrived to suppress their nonviolent protest.</p>
  167. <div id="attachment_50066" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="wp-image-50066 size-large" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3801-600x450.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="450" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3801-600x450.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3801-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3801-768x576.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">The Headmaster of Ziad Jaber School is detained by Israeli occupation forces.</p></div>
  168. <p>At roughly 12:35, two teachers who were leaving for the day, Ibrahim Zahida and Rashad Irziqat were pulled aside, arbitrarily detained, and ultimately arrested on the pretence that they were interfering with the soldiers’ operations. They were taken to the Jabara Police Station in H2 for questioning. The soldiers also threw a sound bomb into a crowd of children, teachers, and journalists who had gathered to observe and document the scene.</p>
  169. <div id="attachment_50067" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="wp-image-50067 size-large" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3819-600x450.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="450" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3819-600x450.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3819-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_3819-768x576.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Student from the school gather in solidarity with the detained headmaster.</p></div>
  170. <p>Later that afternoon groups of settlers from nearby illegal settlements were seen peeing on the streets and filming Palestinian children aggressively. Two settlers were spotted in a window yelling at young Palestinian children “Porn, Pornography” and other sexual references. When confronted about it by Palestinians, the settlers just laughed. “We were just sitting there drinking coffee when they came out of the windows yelling dirty words at the kids. They have no respect,” an nearby ISMer said. A few minutes after that incident a 30-year-old Palestinian man was arrested by the Ibrahimi mosque after being detained for over three hours.</p>
  171. <div id="attachment_50064" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="wp-image-50064 size-large" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_2802-600x450.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="450" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_2802-600x450.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_2802-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_2802-768x576.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Soldiers from the Israeli military pose in front of a Palestinian house in H2.</p></div>
  172. <p>The situation in Hebron is tense at the moment due to the Jewish holiday, The Feast of Sarah. The Israeli Military has, from this afternoon, prevented Palestinians from entering the Ibrahimi mosque. The large military presence and the restrictions of Palestinian daily life are expected to continue over the weekend.</p>
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  174. <p>Teachers negotiating with soldiers to reach the school with their students.</p>
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  179. <title>Remembering Balfour under Apartheid</title>
  180. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/palsolidarity/~3/DfKZfU01JYw/</link>
  181. <pubDate>Tue, 07 Nov 2017 18:42:07 +0000</pubDate>
  182. <dc:creator>[email protected] (ISM Palestine)</dc:creator>
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  197. <description><![CDATA[6th November 2017 &#124; International Solidarity Movement, al-Khalil team &#124; Hebron, Occupied Palestine Yesterday in al Khalil (Hebron) the Palestinian group Youth Against Settlements held an event to mark the 100th years anniversary of The Balfour Declaration. The Balfour Declaration is viewed as a foundational document of the Israeli states ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Despite ...]]></description>
  198. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><strong>6th November 2017 | International Solidarity Movement, al-Khalil team | Hebron, Occupied Palestine</strong></p>
  199. <p>Yesterday in al Khalil (Hebron) the Palestinian group Youth Against Settlements held an event to mark the 100<sup>th</sup> years anniversary of The Balfour Declaration. The Balfour Declaration is viewed as a foundational document of the Israeli states ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Despite promises to the Palestinian population the British government, in an act of betrayal, made a declaration that was viewed by the zionist as a promise of Palestine becoming a homeland for the Jewish people.</p>
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  201. <div id="attachment_50047" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-50047" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/unnamed-1-600x400.jpg" alt="sadadada" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/unnamed-1-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/unnamed-1-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/unnamed-1-768x512.jpg 768w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/unnamed-1.jpg 1440w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">“The event was colourful and different,“ an ISM&#8217;er says.</p></div>
  202. <p>A large group of Palestinians and internationals gathered at the “Beeping Gate” which is one of the closuers in al Khalil (Hebron). The “Beeping Gate” is at the bottom of “apartheid road” where a fence divides a Palestinian pathway from the road Israelis walk on. An extension to the apartheid fence finishes at a new gate which fences in part of the Salaymeh neighbourhood. The gate is locked at night forcing Palestinians to walk a longer route on foot to their houses. When the people of the neighbourhood use the gate it sets off an ear-piercing beep adding a tormenting repetitive noise to the harsh realities of discrimination and occupation the neighbourhood suffers.</p>
  203. <p>“The event was colourful and different,“ an ISM’er that attended the event says. “Kids and clowns gathered to mark the Palestinian rejection of the colonial Balfour Declaration which supports the Zionist project.“</p>
  204. <div id="attachment_50048" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-50048" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/unnamed-2-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/unnamed-2-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/unnamed-2-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/unnamed-2-768x512.jpg 768w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/unnamed-2.jpg 1440w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Border Police from the Israeli military push Internationals away while a settler from a nearby settlement films.</p></div>
  205. <p>Even tough the event was light-hearted a group of Boarder Police Officers, Civil Police and Soldiers from the Israeli army showed up and watched the Palestinians and internationals. The children chanted, speeches were made and clowns interacted with the children with balloons, dances and face painting.</p>
  206. <div id="attachment_50049" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-50049" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/unnamed-4-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/unnamed-4-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/unnamed-4-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/unnamed-4-768x512.jpg 768w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/unnamed-4.jpg 1161w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">A settler from a nearby illegal settlement films the Palestinians at their event through the gate.</p></div>
  207. <p>An aggressive Zionist settler from a nearby settlement, who had previously intimidated ISM activists during the day showed up at the event. His attempted intimidation failed to disrupt the colourful and joyful celebration of the Palestinian resistance of the occupation. After a while he was led away from the celebration by Israeli Border police. He continued to film from outside attempting to provoke the Palestinians behind the fence.</p>
  208. <p>“I think the colourful event expressed the Palestinian&#8217;s Sumud (Arabic for stedfastness) against the occupation and discrimination they face on a daily basis,“ another ISM’er said.</p>
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  210. <feedburner:origLink>https://palsolidarity.org/2017/11/remembering-balfour-under-apartheid/</feedburner:origLink></item>
  211. <item>
  212. <title>Kfar Qaddum demo marking 100 years since Balfour suppressed by Israeli military</title>
  213. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/palsolidarity/~3/fm6R0XBViSM/</link>
  214. <pubDate>Sat, 04 Nov 2017 11:32:37 +0000</pubDate>
  215. <dc:creator>[email protected] (ISM Palestine)</dc:creator>
  216. <category><![CDATA[Press Releases]]></category>
  217.  
  218. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://palsolidarity.org/?p=50037</guid>
  219. <description><![CDATA[3rd November 2017 &#124; International Solidarity Movement, Nablus team &#124; Occupied Palestine The weekly demonstration had around 30 participants, with three of them being international women. As usual, the demonstration takes place to protest the closing of the road leading to Nablus. This measure was explained to satisfy “the need of security” for the Kedumin ...]]></description>
  220. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-50038" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DSCF3811-600x450.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="450" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DSCF3811-600x450.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DSCF3811-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DSCF3811-768x576.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p>
  221. <p><strong>3rd November 2017 | International Solidarity Movement, Nablus team | Occupied Palestine</strong></p>
  222. <p><span style="color: #222222;"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">The weekly demonstration had around 30 participants, with three of them being international women. As usual, the demonstration takes place to protest the closing of the road leading to Nablus. This measure was explained to satisfy “the need of security” for the Kedumin settlers that illegally have occupied the hill in front of the village. The road, which previously took ten minutes to Nablus now takes up to 40 minutes.</span></span></span></p>
  223. <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-50040" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DSCF3865-600x450.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="450" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DSCF3865-600x450.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DSCF3865-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DSCF3865-768x576.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p>
  224. <p><span style="color: #222222;"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">The march started with children and adults showing signs denouncing the Balfour agreement, which recently reached its 100 year anniversary. Following this anniversary, protests has been taking place all over the West Bank and Gaza. </span></span></span></p>
  225. <p><span style="color: #222222;"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">As the protestors got closer to the gate built by the settlers, a jeep with six armed soldiers arrived. The leader of the nonviolent movement in the village, Murad held a short speech. This was followed by the soldiers arriving with their rifles. They shot rubber coated steel bullets and launched sound bombs.</span></span></span></p>
  226. <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-50041" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DSCF3870-600x437.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="437" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DSCF3870-600x437.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DSCF3870-400x291.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DSCF3870-768x559.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p>
  227. <p><span style="color: #222222;"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Fortunately no one was injured. Nor when the soldiers, after a drone had hovered over the demonstration for a long time, made two ambushes trying to capture and arrest the protestors by encircling them and running behind them trough the olive groves. The soldiers didn&#8217;t manage to reach the protesters.</span></span></span></p>
  228. <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-50042" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DSCF3893-450x600.jpg" alt="" width="450" height="600" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DSCF3893-450x600.jpg 450w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DSCF3893-300x400.jpg 300w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DSCF3893-768x1024.jpg 768w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DSCF3893-600x800.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 450px) 100vw, 450px" /></p>
  229. <p><span style="color: #222222;"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Before the ambushing Murad invited three soldiers up on the top of a hill to throw away their uniform and live in peace without guns, as they are told lies by their government and above all he spoke to the Afro-Israeli soldier pointing how Israelis coming from Africa are the most neglected and isolated in the Israelian social classes. An ISMer at the demo said: “The three soldiers listened a lot. But we know how many of the soldiers are indroctinated since they are children. But we will never stop spreading the words of freedom.”</span></span></span></p>
  230. <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-50039" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DSCF3844-600x450.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="450" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DSCF3844-600x450.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DSCF3844-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DSCF3844-768x576.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p>
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  232. <feedburner:origLink>https://palsolidarity.org/2017/11/kfar-qaddum-demo-marking-100-years-since-balfour-suppressed-by-israeli-military/</feedburner:origLink></item>
  233. <item>
  234. <title>Israeli armed forces and settlers harassing farmers in As Sawiya</title>
  235. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/palsolidarity/~3/CQUumkIrwyM/</link>
  236. <pubDate>Tue, 31 Oct 2017 22:00:59 +0000</pubDate>
  237. <dc:creator>[email protected] (ISM Palestine)</dc:creator>
  238. <category><![CDATA[Nablus]]></category>
  239. <category><![CDATA[Photo Story]]></category>
  240. <category><![CDATA[Press Releases]]></category>
  241. <category><![CDATA[Reports]]></category>
  242.  
  243. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://palsolidarity.org/?p=50027</guid>
  244. <description><![CDATA[31st October 2017 &#124; International Solidarity Movement, Nablus team &#124; Nablus, Occupied Palestine On Sunday the 29th of October 2017 &#8211; near the Palestinian village As Sawiya &#8211; Palestinians and Internationals harvesting olives were met by the Israeli army. Three ISM’ers joined two Palestinian women harvesting in their family land. The family has been facing ...]]></description>
  245. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>31st October 2017 | International Solidarity Movement, Nablus team | Nablus, Occupied Palestine</p>
  246. <p>On Sunday the 29th of October 2017 &#8211; near the Palestinian village As Sawiya &#8211; Palestinians and Internationals harvesting olives were met by the Israeli army. Three ISM’ers joined two Palestinian women harvesting in their family land. The family has been facing major problems in the area because of an illegal Israeli outpost close to the village, which is a part of the illegal settlement Eli.</p>
  247. <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-50033" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/23163574_10155165345157252_603859105_n-600x449.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="449" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/23163574_10155165345157252_603859105_n-600x449.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/23163574_10155165345157252_603859105_n-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/23163574_10155165345157252_603859105_n-768x575.jpg 768w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/23163574_10155165345157252_603859105_n.jpg 960w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p>
  248. <p>The group of Palestinans and Internationals walked for half an hour to reach the olive trees since the road next to the olive trees is for settlers and the Israeli army only. After picking for around an hour a group of five boarder police officers, three soldiers from the Israeli army accompanied by settlers from the nearby outpost stormed up to the group demanding to see their ID’s. &#8220;They were very threatening and did not give any reason for taking our passports. We were just five women picking olives,“ an ISM’er says.</p>
  249. <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-50031" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/23114931_10155165345167252_1595313863_n-1-600x449.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="449" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/23114931_10155165345167252_1595313863_n-1-600x449.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/23114931_10155165345167252_1595313863_n-1-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/23114931_10155165345167252_1595313863_n-1-768x575.jpg 768w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/23114931_10155165345167252_1595313863_n-1.jpg 960w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p>
  250. <p>The Israeli border police demanded that the Internationals would leave the land immediately, showed the passports to the settlers and scanned them. &#8220;The settler stood on the olives and smiled at us, he even asked us if we were afraid of him,“ another ISM’er says. The Palestinians had been prevented from pruning the trees earlier this year which made the olive picking more difficult since it is an important part of the olive groves.</p>
  251. <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-50029" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/22894987_10155160305897252_1786781752_n-1-600x450.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="450" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/22894987_10155160305897252_1786781752_n-1-600x450.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/22894987_10155160305897252_1786781752_n-1-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/22894987_10155160305897252_1786781752_n-1.jpg 720w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p>
  252. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  253. <p>After a while the army agreed that the Palestinians were allowed to harvest their olives until three o clock the same day and that internationals were not allowed in the area the following day. The armed forces stayed close to the group harvesting for the rest of the day, and kept watching them and sometimes circled trees.</p>
  254. <p>The day before a group of Palestinians and Internationals had also been prevented from picking olives in the area that is owned by the Palestinians.</p>
  255. <p><img class="wp-image-50030 aligncenter" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/23023861_10155165276307252_1191488415_n-600x449.jpg" alt="" width="593" height="444" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/23023861_10155165276307252_1191488415_n-600x449.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/23023861_10155165276307252_1191488415_n-400x300.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/23023861_10155165276307252_1191488415_n-768x575.jpg 768w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/23023861_10155165276307252_1191488415_n.jpg 960w" sizes="(max-width: 593px) 100vw, 593px" /></p>
  256. <p><img class="wp-image-50032 aligncenter" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/23140434_10155165276227252_257502502_n-450x600.jpg" alt="" width="363" height="484" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/23140434_10155165276227252_257502502_n-450x600.jpg 450w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/23140434_10155165276227252_257502502_n-300x400.jpg 300w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/23140434_10155165276227252_257502502_n-600x800.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/23140434_10155165276227252_257502502_n.jpg 720w" sizes="(max-width: 363px) 100vw, 363px" /></p>
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  258. <feedburner:origLink>https://palsolidarity.org/2017/11/israeli-armed-forces-and-settlers-harassing-farmers-in-as-sawiya/</feedburner:origLink></item>
  259. <item>
  260. <title>Israeli army arrest son during night raid in Fasayel family house</title>
  261. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/palsolidarity/~3/fRG37Ax_7Gw/</link>
  262. <pubDate>Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:18:26 +0000</pubDate>
  263. <dc:creator>[email protected] (ISM Palestine)</dc:creator>
  264. <category><![CDATA[Reports]]></category>
  265. <category><![CDATA[Jordan Valley]]></category>
  266.  
  267. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://palsolidarity.org/?p=50023</guid>
  268. <description><![CDATA[21st October 2017 &#124; International Solidarity Movement &#124; Nablus Team &#124; Jordan Valley Solidarity &#124; Occupied Palestine The night between Wednesday and Thursday the house of Abu Jamil got raided by the Israeli military. At one AM four military jeeps arrived to upper Fasayel and about 20 Israeli armed soldiers entered Abu Jamils house, forcing the family of 9 ...]]></description>
  269. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>21<sup>st</sup> October 2017 | International Solidarity Movement | Nablus Team | Jordan Valley Solidarity | Occupied Palestine</strong></span></span></span></p>
  270. <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">The night between Wednesday and Thursday the house of Abu Jamil got raided by the Israeli military. At one AM four military jeeps arrived to upper Fasayel and about 20 Israeli armed soldiers entered Abu Jamils house, forcing the family of 9 outside and started searching the three rooms. The soldiers showed no documents of a search warrant.</span></span></span></p>
  271. <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">After one and a half hour the military had destroyed food in the kitchen, stolen two kilos of farming chemicals (value of 200 NIS) and stolen the six mobile phones (value of 4000 NIS) that the family had. They then kidnapped the 22-year old son Jamil who is still in Salem military base awaiting a court hearing. Together with another young man from the village, the 25-year old Ishteyan, he is accused of having broken into the illegal settlement of Tomar stealing farming chemicals.</span></span></span></p>
  272. <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Recently another young man have been arrested and accused for the same break in. He was released after several days since he was falsely accused. The family of Abu Jamil does not have enough money to afford a lawyer for their son. Jordan Valley Solidarity and International Solidarity Movement will work for supporting the court process.</span></span></span></p>
  273. <p><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;">In total, 95% of the land in the Jordan Valley is off-limits to Palestinians: 50% is controlled by Israel’s illegal settlements, and the other 45% is military bases, ‘closed military zones’ and ‘nature reserves’ (areas controlled by the occupation, that Palestinians are refused access to). This matrix of oppression suffocates Palestinian life in the Valley and stifles traditional forms of subsistence farming and grazing undertaken by the Bedouin throughout history.</span></span></span></p>
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  276. <item>
  277. <title>Israeli Forces closed media production companies in Bethlehem, Ramallah, Hebron and Nablus last Wednesday night.</title>
  278. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/palsolidarity/~3/7pyr9zv1toA/</link>
  279. <pubDate>Fri, 27 Oct 2017 06:35:10 +0000</pubDate>
  280. <dc:creator>[email protected] (ISM Palestine)</dc:creator>
  281. <category><![CDATA[Hebron]]></category>
  282. <category><![CDATA[Nablus]]></category>
  283. <category><![CDATA[Ramallah]]></category>
  284. <category><![CDATA[Reports]]></category>
  285.  
  286. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://palsolidarity.org/?p=50019</guid>
  287. <description><![CDATA[18th October 2017 &#124; International Solidarity Movement, Nablus team &#124; Nablus, Occupied Palestine The army raided the Pal Media and Trans Media headquarters in Ramallah and seized their equipment and video material. Also other companies and branches of the two companies in Nablus, Bethlehem and Hebron were raided the same night.  Soldiers closed the entrances ...]]></description>
  288. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<div id="attachment_50020" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-50020" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/DSC06546-600x338.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="338" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/DSC06546-600x338.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/DSC06546-400x225.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/DSC06546-768x433.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Foto: Dunia</p></div>
  289. <p>18th October 2017 | International Solidarity Movement, Nablus team | Nablus, Occupied Palestine</p>
  290. <p>The army raided the Pal Media and Trans Media headquarters in Ramallah and seized their equipment and video material. Also other companies and branches of the two companies in Nablus, Bethlehem and Hebron were raided the same night.  Soldiers closed the entrances of the Pal Media and the Trans Media offices with iron plates and left a poster which warns journalists and other workers not to work for both companies in the next six months.</p>
  291. <p>This means a shut down of the work from thesr two major Palestinian media companies and also saboutages the other media and news sources within Palestine. Pal Media and Trans Media work together with news agency&#8217;s like the BBC, RT and Al Jazeera from outside Palestine to share information about the occupation.  It&#8217;s not the first time that the Israeli army targeted media companies to silence the Palestinian cause and also to interrupt Palestinians in their daily life of consuming television and radio shows.</p>
  292. <div id="attachment_50021" style="width: 610px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-50021" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/DSC06504-600x338.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="338" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/DSC06504-600x338.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/DSC06504-400x225.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/DSC06504-768x433.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Foto: Dunia</p></div>
  293. <p>During the raids in the occupied city&#8217;s, three of them declared  Area A zones under full Palestinian control according to the Oslo agreement, the youth gathered around the army and tried to prevent the Israeli forces from maintaining the illegal closures of the media outlets and from accessing their cities. In the following clashes several Palestinians were shot with rubber coated steel bullets in all cities or injured by stun grenades and two journalists in the city of Hebron were arrested by the Israeli forces. With these new acts of violence against the freedom of speech from Palestinian journalists and media companies and the several night raids all over the West Bank, Israel shows yet another ugly face of it&#8217;s occupation politics to silence and interrupt Palestinians on a daily basis.</p>
  294. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/palsolidarity/~4/7pyr9zv1toA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>]]></content:encoded>
  295. <feedburner:origLink>https://palsolidarity.org/2017/10/israeli-forces-closed-media-production-companies-in-bethlehem-ramallah-hebron-and-nablus-last-wednesday-night/</feedburner:origLink></item>
  296. <item>
  297. <title>Israeli Armed Forces use Live Ammunition in Al-Khalil and Detain Two Boys</title>
  298. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/palsolidarity/~3/YNHG7fxAWTQ/</link>
  299. <pubDate>Sat, 07 Oct 2017 08:51:38 +0000</pubDate>
  300. <dc:creator>[email protected] (ISM Palestine)</dc:creator>
  301. <category><![CDATA[Press Releases]]></category>
  302. <category><![CDATA[Hebron]]></category>
  303. <category><![CDATA[Live Ammunition]]></category>
  304. <category><![CDATA[Tear-Gas Canister]]></category>
  305.  
  306. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://palsolidarity.org/?p=49998</guid>
  307. <description><![CDATA[06th October 2017 &#124; International Solidarity Movement, al-Khalil team &#124; Hebron, Occupied Palestine On Friday the 06th of October, around 30 Israeli soldiers entered the H1 area of Al-Khalil with three armoured military vehicles. The Israeli armed forces entered the area at around 2.00pm, using sound grenades and tear gas around the central hub of ...]]></description>
  308. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>06th October 2017 | International Solidarity Movement, al-Khalil team | Hebron, Occupied Palestine</p>
  309. <p>On Friday the 06th of October, around 30 Israeli soldiers entered the H1 area of Al-Khalil with three armoured military vehicles.</p>
  310. <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-50012" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IMG_2602-1-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IMG_2602-1-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IMG_2602-1-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IMG_2602-1-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p>
  311. <p>The Israeli armed forces entered the area at around 2.00pm, using sound grenades and tear gas around the central hub of the city leading up to the Manara roundabout. The vehicles drove back and forth between two roundabouts firing tear gas and sound grenades randomly.<br />
  312. Bystanders and street vendors were affected by tear gas. Live ammunition was also used.</p>
  313. <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-50013" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IMG_2576-1-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IMG_2576-1-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IMG_2576-1-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IMG_2576-1-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p>
  314. <p>Throughout the rest of the afternoon and into the evening soldiers were stationed around the city which many interpreted as a provocation.<br />
  315. In the evening at around 6.00pm, two boys aged 17 and 16 were detained by the soldiers and taken to the nearby police station by Israeli police despite attempts by family members to have them freed. They were accused of throwing stones at soldiers and were detained without providing any evidence to their accusations.</p>
  316. <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-50014" src="https://palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IMG_2609-1-600x400.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" srcset="//palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IMG_2609-1-600x400.jpg 600w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IMG_2609-1-400x267.jpg 400w, //palsolidarity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/IMG_2609-1-768x512.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p>
  317. <p>This is one of several occasions the Israeli armed forces have entered the H1 area of Al-Khalil, using weapons and vehicles to counter small protests on Fridays.</p>
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