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

novembre 26, 2014 at 11:15 am

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.]

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.

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