VIDEO: Ongoing expansion works in Havat Ma’on illegal Israeli outpost

novembre 26, 2014 at 11:15 am

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P/R: Ongoing expansion works in Havat Ma’on illegal Israeli outpost, South Hebron Hills.

novembre 24, 2014 at 8:36 am

On November 23 Israeli settlers hammered in the ground three meters high iron pylons at the edge of the wood inside of which the illegal Israeli outpost is located.

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At-Tuwani, November 23, 2014

On November 23 Israeli settlers from Havat Ma’on hammered in the ground three meters high iron pylons at the edge of the wood inside of which the illegal Israeli outpost is located, keeping on the ongoing expansion.
Some days before, on November 13, the same settlers (equipped with a white jeep carrying an electricity generator, a drill and cement) had already dug 10 cm diameter holes in the surrounding boundary.

In both occasions South Hebron Hills Popular Committee members and B’tselem operators called the DCO to denounce the illegal works, but Israeli forces didn’t show up.

During the last month in the South Hebron Hills area, Israeli forces carried out several demolitions in the Palestinian village of Um Al Kher and seized materials in the Palestinian village of Susiya. In the meanwhile they have not taken any measure to stop an illegal expansion of an illegal Israeli outpost.

Nevertheless the Palestinian communities of the South Hebron Hills area are still strongly committed to nonviolent popular resistance against the Israeli occupation.

Operation Dove has maintained an international presence in At-Tuwani and the South Hebron Hills since 2004.

Pictures of the incident: http://goo.gl/iTnWri

[Note: According to the Fourth Geneva Convention, the Hague Regulations, the International Court of Justice, and several United Nations resolutions, all Israeli settlements and outposts in the Occupied Palestinian Territories are illegal. Most settlement outposts, including Havat Ma’on (Hill 833), are considered illegal also under Israeli law.]

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P/R: Israeli forces seize tractor and new water tanks in the Palestinian village of Susiya, South Hebron Hills.

novembre 21, 2014 at 2:03 pm

New water tanks were needed to provide Palestinian inhabitants drinkable water.

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November 21, 2014
At Tuwani – On November 20, the Israeli forces seized a tractor, its truck, four water tanks and three tanks’ bases from the Palestinian village of Susiya.
In the early morning DCO officers approached the Palestinian village to take pictures of the ongoing works to install four new water tanks. In the early afternoon DCO officers returned with Israeli army, police, two trucks, one of which with a mechanical arm.

The tractor and its truck, that carried water cisterns and their bases, were seized with the accuse of being used for illegal works, since Palestinians didn’t have permissions to install new water tanks. Tanks and bases were seized without any previous issued demolition order under the pretext that they were not yet installed on the ground.
Water tanks were geared of filters to provide drinkable water and were donated to the Palestinian village because of the lack of drinkable water that effects all the South Hebron Hills area.

The Palestinian village of Susiya is located in area C, under Israeli military and civil administration, and it is surrounded by the Israeli settlement of Suseya, the outpost of Suseya’s Ancient Synagogue and the military base of Suseya North. Around the settlement and the military base there are 26 wells and water cisterns that Palestinians are forbidden to use even if they are on Palestinian private proprieties. Even more, DCO doesn’t allow Palestinian residents of Susiya to connect to Israeli Makorot Company’s water pipes that run right through the Palestinian village and bring water from the settlement of Suseya to the outpost of Ancient Synagogue.

Palestinian residents of Susiya pay 35 NIS per cubic meter of tanked water, six times more than the nearby settlement, which is served by the network. Water consumption of Palestinians in Susiya is 28 liters/capita/day, significantly less than the 70 l/c/d consumed by an average Palestinian and well below the World Health Organization standard of 100 l/c/d. (source OCHA OPT)

The Palestinian inhabitants of Susiya are struggling through the nonviolent popular resistance in order to gain the right to access their own lands and to live a dignified life.
Operation Dove has maintained an international presence in At Tuwani and the South Hebron Hills since 2004.

Pictures of the incident: http://goo.gl/AUCv8x

[Note: According to the Fourth Geneva Convention, the Hague Regulations, the International Court of Justice, and several United Nations resolutions, all Israeli settlements and outposts in the Occupied Palestinian Territories are illegal. Most settlement outposts, including Havat Ma’on (Hill 833), are considered illegal also under Israeli law.]

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Update: Military escort endangered schoolchildren two times this week.

novembre 14, 2014 at 9:22 am

On october 12 and 13 the military escort left schoolchildren waiting for one hour in a dangerous place between Ma’on Israeli settlement and Havat Ma’on illegal outpost. Furthermore, in both occasions the escort left the children alone nearby the outpost, without completing the path.

Every day after school children wait at a dangerous meeting point for the Israeli military escort that since 10 years accompanies schoolchildren from Tuba and Maghayir Al Abeed to and from school.

Since the beginning of the school year the escort was not present in two occasions, forcing the children to walk via a longer and still dangerous way. Between the 15 schoolchildren from Tuba and Maghayir Al Abeed there are two 6 years old children who just began 1st grade and for whom is very hard to walk through the one hour  and half long way.


Update: La scorta militare non adempie al suo dovere, mettendo a rischio la sicurezza dei bambini due volte questa settimana.

Il 12 e 13 ottobre i bambini hanno aspettato la scorta militare per un’ ora in un posto pericoloso situato tra la colonia israeliana di Ma’on e l’avamposto illegale di Havat Ma’on. Inoltre, in entrambe le occasioni la scorta ha lasciato i bambini da soli vicino l’avamposto, facendo retromarcia e tornando indietro, senza completare il percorso.

Ogni giorno dopo la scuola i bambini e ragazzi di Tuba e Maghayir Al Abeed aspettano in un punto pericoloso la scorta militare israeliana che da 10 anni li accompagna lungo il tragitto di andata e ritorno da scuola.

Dall’inizio dell’anno scolastico la scorta non si è presentata in due occasioni, costringendo i bambini  a percorrere una via più lunga e comunque pericolosa. Due dei 15 studenti hanno iniziato quest’anno la prima elementare e per loro è particolarmente difficile percorrere la via più lunga, della durata di un’ ora e mezza.

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Update: IDF demolishes for the third time and seizes building materials in the Beduin village of Um Al Kher, South Hebron Hills

novembre 6, 2014 at 5:35 pm

On October 5 at 4 p.m. a convoy of Israeli forces, with a truck carrying a bulldozer, entered the Beduin village of Um Al Kher. Israeli soldiers, riot squad policemen and DCO officers proceeded to demolish the traditional oven that had already been demolished twice on the previous week and twice re-built by Palestinian inhabitants of the village together with the South Hebron Hills Popular Committee.

The bulldozer was meant to demolish two new tents that Palestinian inhabitants of the village and Israeli activists built on the previous Saturday in response to the five houses and the kitchen demolished on October 27. However, Palestinians had already dismantled the structures after the threats received on November 2 from DCO officers, as a consequence Israeli forces seized all the building materials needed for the new tents.

At 4:20 p.m., when the Israeli convoy was about to leave, three International volunteers were violently brought to Kiryat Arba police station and detained until late night, with the accuse of having being in a closed military area.

Pictures of the incident: http://goo.gl/Wi593n

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Esercito israeliano demolisce per la terza volta e sequestra materiali per la ricostruzione nel villaggio beduino di Um Al Kher, nelle colline a sud di Hebron.

Il 5 ottobre alle 4 del pomeriggio un convoglio militare israeliano, tra cui un camion che trasportava un bulldozer, è entrato nel villaggio beduino di Um Al Kher. Soldati israeliani, poliziotti in tenuta antisommossa e ufficiali della DCO hanno demolito il forno tradizionale per la terza volta nelle ultime settimane, dopo che per due volte era stato ricostruito dagli abitanti del villaggio insieme a membri del Comitato Popolare delle Colline a Sud di Hebron.

Il bulldozer aveva lo scopo di demolire due nuove tende che gli abitanti del villaggio insieme ad attivisti israeliani avevano costruito il sabato precedente in risposta alle cinque case e la cucina demoliti il 27 ottobre. Le due tende erano però state già smantellate dai palestinesi dopo le minacce ricevute il 2 novembre da ufficiali della DCO, di conseguenza le forze israeliane hanno sequestrato i materiali necessari alla costruzione di nuove tende.

Alle 4:20, quando il convoglio israeliano stava per lasciare l’area, tre volontari internazionali sono stati portati con l’uso di violenze fisiche e verbali alla stazione di polizia di Kiryat Arba, dove sono stati detenuti fino a tarda notte con l’accusa di essersi trovati in un area militare chiusa.

Foto dell’accaduto: http://goo.gl/Wi593n

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Freedom Theatre performs “Atuwani”

ottobre 31, 2014 at 4:28 pm

The Freedom Theater permormed their new production “Atuwani” in the village of At Tuwani on October 29th and 30th and toured the West Bank.

The play follows extensive research and interviews with community members, with a special focus on the women who play a central role in At Tuwani’s struggle.

“To me this play is a perfect exercise in cultural resistance”, says Faisal. “We go to a community that is facing unimaginable pressure and harassment from settlers and army. Yet they have managed to stay together, to fight together. We collect their stories, analyze them, turn them into a play, and then our students tell the stories to other communities around the West Bank.”

http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/new-play-atuwani/

Playing the role of the children from Tuba and Maghayir Al Abeed who come to school every day with an Israeli military escort, supposed to protect them from Israeli settlers' attacks

Playing the role of the children from Tuba and Maghayir Al Abeed who come to school every day with an Israeli military escort, supposed to protect them from Israeli settlers’ attacks

Playing the role of Al Mufaqarah inhabitants and South Hebron Hills children during the summer camp

Playing the role of Al Mufaqarah inhabitants and South Hebron Hills children during the summer camp.

Il Freedom Theatre ha portato il suo nuovo spettacolo “Atuwani” nel villaggio di At Tuwani il 29 e 30 di Ottobre e in tour nella West Bank.

Lo spettacolo segue ricerche ed interviste con i membri della comunità, particolare concentrazione è sulle donne che giocano un ruolo fondamentale nella lotta di At Tuwani.

“Per me questo spettacolo è un perfetto esercizio di resistenza culturale”, dice Faisal. “Andiamo da una comunità che sta affrontando inimmaginabili pressioni e violenze da parte di coloni ed esercito. E nonostante ciò riescono a stare insieme, a lottare insieme. Ascoltiamo le loro storie, le analizziamo, le mettiamo in scena, e poi i nostri studenti recitano queste storie in diverse comunità della West Bank.”

http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/new-play-atuwani/

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P/R: IDF demolishes in the Bedouin villages of Um ad Daraj and Um Al Kher, South Hebron Hills.

ottobre 29, 2014 at 4:36 pm

The Israeli forces violently assaulted the inhabitants of Um Al Kher village.

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October 29, 2014

At-Tuwani – On October 29 Israeli forces demolished a total of four structures in the Beduin village of Um ad Daraj and a traditional oven in Um Al Kher beduin village. Men and women from Um Al Kher were assaulted by Israeli soldiers and Border Police officers, while they were peacefully trying to prevent the demolition.

At 7:40 am Israeli military forces broke into Um ad Daraj with two bulldozers. The IDF demolished a toilet, a shelter for the sheep, a cave used as home and a tinplated house, in which were living eight people.
At 9:00 am the Israeli forces arrived at Um Al Kher village and declared a “close military area” for internationals and Israeli civilians, subsequently pushed the international volunteers present to monitor the human rights violations far from the village, threatening them to be arrested. After that a bulldozer, escorted by Israeli army and Border Police went inside the village damaging a fence and an olive tree.
Palestinians inhabitants of Um Al Kher gathered in front of the traditional oven and tried to peacefully prevent the demolition. Israeli soldiers and Border Police officers attacked them, pushing violently away the women and shoving down a boy. After the aggressions the bulldozer destroyed the oven.

The traditional oven was already demolished, without any demolition order issued for it, on October 27 together with other six structures. On October 28, the oven was rebuilt by the South Hebron Hills Popular Committee together with the inhabitants of Um al Kher. (For more informations about the demolitions on October 27 you can see: www.tuwaniresiste.operazionecolomba.it ).
The traditional oven was rebuilt for the second time by Palestinians before the end of the morning.

Palestinians from the South Hebron Hills keep struggling in a nonviolent way to claim justice and defend human rights.

Operation Dove has maintained an international presence in At-Tuwani and the South Hebron Hills since 2004.

Pictures of the demolitions:http://goo.gl/VD2etW

[Note: According to the Fourth Geneva Convention, the Hague Regulations, the International Court of Justice, and several United Nations resolutions, all Israeli settlements and outposts in the Occupied Palestinian Territories are illegal. Most settlement outposts, including Havat Ma’on (Hill 833), are considered illegal also under Israeli law.]

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L’esercito israeliano demolisce nei villaggi beduini di Um ad Daraj e Um Al Kher, nelle colline a sud di Hebron.
L’esercito israeliano ha aggredito gli abitanti del villaggio di Um Al Kher.

29 ottobre 2014

At-Tuwani – Il 29 ottobre l’esercito israeliano ha demolito un totale di quattro strutture nel villaggio beduino di Um ad Daraj e un forno tradizionale nel villaggio beduino di Um Al Kher. Uomini e donne di Um Al Kher sono stati aggrediti mentre tentavano di interporsi pacificamente alla demolizione.

Alle 7:40 le forze militari israeliane sono entrate ad Um ad Daraj con due bulldozer. L’esercito israeliano ha demolito un bagno, un recinto per le pecore, una grotta usata come casa e una casa di lamiera dove vivevano 8 persone.
Alle 9 le forze israeliane sono arrivate ad Um Al Kher e hanno dichiarato “area militare chiusa” agli internazionali e civili israeliani, di conseguenza hanno cacciato i volontari internazionali presenti sul posto per monitorare le violazioni di diritti umani, minacciandoli di arresto. A quel punto i bulldozer, scortati dall’esercito israeliano e polizia di frontiera sono entrati nel villaggio danneggiando una recinzione ed un albero d’ulivo.
Gli abitanti palestinesi di Um Al Kher si sono riuniti di fronte al forno tradizionale per tentare di interporsi pacificamente alla demolizione. Soldati e poliziotti israeliani li hanno attaccati, spingendo violentemente le donne e buttando a terra un ragazzo. Dopo l’aggressione il bulldozer ha demolito il forno.

Il forno era già stato demolito, senza che venisse consegnato nessun ordine di demolizione ufficiale, il 27 ottobre insieme ad altre sei strutture. Il 28 ottobre il forno era stato ricostruito dal Comitato Popolare delle Colline a Sud di Hebron insieme agli abitanti di Um Al Kher (per più informazioni sulle demolizioni del 27 ottobre vedere: www.tuwaniresiste.operazionecolomba.it)

I palestinesi delle colline a sud di Hebron continuano a lottare in modo nonviolento per reclamare giustizia e per la difesa dei diritti umani.

Operazione Colomba mantiene una presenza costante nel villaggio di At-Tuwani e nell’area delle colline a sud di Hebron dal 2004.

Foto delle demolizioni:http://goo.gl/VD2etW

[Note: secondo la IV Convenzione di Ginevra, la II Convenzione dell’Aja, la Corte Internazionale di Giustizia e numerose risoluzioni ONU, tutti gli insediamenti israeliani nei Territori Palestinesi Occupati sono illegali. Gli avamposti sono considerati illegali anche secondo la legge israeliana.]

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Update: Traditional oven re-builded in the Bedouin village of Um Al Kher

ottobre 29, 2014 at 7:19 am

S3890015After the demolitions inflicted yesterday by the IDF, today the South Hebron Hills Popular Committee gathered with the inhabitants of the bedouin village of Um Al Kher to rebuild the structures.

The traditional oven has totally been rebuilt. The Israeli police tried to stop the works saying that the Israeli settlers of Karmel will soon complain again against the smoke. Nevertheless, the Palestinian men, women and children completed the construction and will continue the works in the next days.

2014-10-28 Update: Forno tradizionale ricostruito nel villaggio beduino di Um Al Kher

Dopo le demolizioni inflitte ieri dalle forze dell’ordine israeliane, oggi il Comitato Popolare delle Colline a Sud di Hebron si è riunito con gli abitanti del villaggio beduino di Um Al Kher per ricostruire le strutture colpite.

Il forno tradizionale è stato completamente ricostruito. La polizia israeliana ha tentato di fermare i lavori dicendo che i coloni israeliani di Karmel presto si lamenteranno nuovamente per il fumo prodotto. Nonstante questo, gli uomini, donne e bambini palestinesi hanno completato la ricostruzione e continueranno i lavori nei prossimi giorni.

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Video:IDF demolishes in the Bedouin village of Um Al Kher

ottobre 28, 2014 at 2:13 pm

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PR: IDF demolishes in the Bedouin village of Um Al Kher, South Hebron Hills

ottobre 28, 2014 at 2:08 pm

PRESS RELEASE

IDF demolishes in the Bedouin village of Um Al Kher, South Hebron Hills.

An Israeli activist and an international volunteer arrested.

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October 28, 2014

At-Tuwani – On October 27 Israeli forces demolished a total of seven structures in the Bedouin village of Um al Kher. The structures demolished are: three houses made of concrete, a caravan donated by the United Nations (United Nations Human Rights Response Fund with the support of Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom) to be used as a home, a tinplated house, a tinplated kitchen, a traditional oven. The structures belonged to five families, for a total of thirty people affected. An Israeli activist and an international volunteer were brought and detained in Kiryat Arba Israeli police station.

At 9:20 am a convoy of eleven Israeli army vehicles and two bulldozers reached the Bedouin village of Umm Al Kheer. At 9:34 the bulldozers started the demolitions while Israeli soldiers, Border policemen and DCO officers kept Internationals and Israeli activists away from the village, declaring “closed military area”. Around 10 am the Israeli police arrested an international volunteer and an Israeli activist with the accuse of remaining inside the area. Both were released during the same day.

Um Al Kher is a Bedouin village in area C, under Israeli civil and military administration. It’s located very close to the Israeli settlement of Karmel, established during the beginning of the ’80s and expanded in the recent years, especially in 2013. The village routinely experiences harassment from Israeli settlers and army.

Palestinians from the South Hebron Hills keep struggling in a nonviolent way to claim justice and defend human rights. The South Hebron Hills Popular Committee together with international volunteers and Israeli activists will soon gather to re-build the demolished structures in Um Al Kher.

Operation Dove has maintained an international presence in At-Tuwani and the South Hebron Hills since 2004.

Pictures of the demolitions: http://goo.gl/EmtJqE

[Note: According to the Fourth Geneva Convention, the Hague Regulations, the International Court of Justice, and several United Nations resolutions, all Israeli settlements and outposts in the Occupied Palestinian Territories are illegal. Most settlement outposts, including Havat Ma’on (Hill 833), are considered illegal also under Israeli law.]

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COMUNICATO STAMPA

L’esercito israeliano demolisce nel villaggio beduino di Um Al Kher, nelle colline a sud di Hebron.

Attivista israeliano e volontario internazionale sono stati arrestati.

28 ottobre 2014

At-Tuwani – Il 27 ottobre le forze armate israeliane hanno demolito un totale di sette strutture nel villaggio beduino di Um Al Kher. Le strutture in questione sono: tre case di cemento, un caravan donato dalle Nazioni Unite (United Nations Human Rights Response Fund con il supporto dell’Irlanda, la Norvegia, la Spagna, la Svezia, la Svizzera e il Regno Unito) per essere utilizzato come abitazione, una casa in lamiera, una cucina in lamiera e un forno tradizionale. Le strutture appartenevano a cinque famiglie, per un totale di trenta persone colpite. Un attivista israeliano e un volontario internazionale sono stati portati e detenuti alla stazione di polizia israeliana nell’insediamento di Kiryat Arba

Alle 9:20 del mattino un convoglio di undici veicoli militari e due bulldozer sono arrivati nel villaggio beduino di Um Al Kher. Alle 9:34 i bulldozer hanno iniziato le demolizioni mentre i soldati israeliani, gli agenti della Border Police e i funzionari della DCO hanno trattenuto a distanza gli internazionali e gli attivisti israeliani, dichiarando l’area “militare chiusa”. Intorno alle 10:00 la polizia israeliana ha arrestato un volontario internazionale e un attivista israeliano con l’accusa di essere all’interno dell’area. Entrambi sono stati rilasciati nel corso della giornata.

Um Al Kher è un villaggio beduino nato nel 1948, situato nelle colline a sud di Hebron in area C, sotto controllo civile e militare israeliano. Trovandosi a pochi metri dall’insediamento israeliano di Karmel, sorto negli anni ’80, il villaggio è soggetto a vessazioni ed a maltrattamenti da parte dei coloni dell’insediamento e dall’esercito israeliano.

I palestinesi delle colline a sud di Hebron continuano a lottare in modo nonviolento per reclamare giustizia e per la difesa dei diritti umani. Il Comitato Popolare delle Colline a Sud di Hebron con volontari internazionali e attivisti israeliani si riuniranno a breve per ricostruire le strutture demolite ad Um Al Kher.

Operazione Colomba mantiene una presenza costante nel villaggio di At-Tuwani e nell’area delle colline a sud di Hebron dal 2004.

Foto delle demolizioni: http://goo.gl/EmtJqE

[Note: secondo la IV Convenzione di Ginevra, la II Convenzione dell’Aja, la Corte Internazionale di Giustizia e numerose risoluzioni ONU, tutti gli insediamenti israeliani nei Territori Palestinesi Occupati sono illegali. Gli avamposti sono considerati illegali anche secondo la legge israeliana.]

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