Report – January 2017: Human Rights Violations and Popular Struggle in South Hebron Hills

febbraio 17, 2017 at 7:44 am

Read full report (PDF):
http://www.operationdove.org/docs/report/Report_HR_SHH_2017-01_Jan.pdf

General Overview

The month of January 2017 saw the approval of a massive construction program of new settlement homes, in clear opposition of December’s UN security council resolution, which described settlement building as a “flagrant violation” of international law and an obstacle to peace. Israeli authorities announced the plan to build almost 600 new houses in occupied East Jerusalem and other 2,500 in the West Bank, the possibility of annexing Ma’ale Adumim settlement, and the willingness to give the Palestinians “not exactly a state with full authority, rather a state minus”.

In the South Hebron Hills area Operation Dove volunteers recorded a wide range of human rights violations against Palestinians carried out by both Israeli forces and Israeli settlers.

Protetto: SIMAP JANUARY 2017

febbraio 11, 2017 at 7:11 pm

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INTERACTIVE MAP: The closure of Yatta and Bani Na’im

luglio 2, 2016 at 12:29 pm

In the last three days Israeli military forces closed all the main entrances to the Palestinian cities of Yatta and Bani Na’im, including several secondary roads in the south-east Hebron area.

The presence of roadblocks, earthmounds, road gates and checkpoints, set up by Israeli Army, prevents Palestinian to use the roads, also to reach basic services as the hospitals, in violation of the right to freedom of movement (Art.13 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights). This is a clear collective punishment, which is banned under the International law, after the escalation of violence of this day.

Operation Dove condemns this collective punishment that the Israeli government is inflicting once again on the Palestinian population, especially during this days of Ramadan, the holy month for muslims.

 

MAPPA INTERATTIVA: Il blocco delle città di Yatta and Bani Na’im

Le forze militari israeliane, in seguito all’ondata di violenza di questi giorni, hanno bloccato tutti i principali accessi, incluse numerose strade secondarie, alle città palestinesi di Yatta e Bani Na’im, nell’area a sud est di Hebron.

La presenza di blocchi stradali (cumuli di macerie, blocchi di cemento, sbarre..) e checkpoint posizionati dall’esercito israeliano, impediscono ai palestinesi di potersi muovere liberamente, soprattutto per raggiungere servizi essenziali come gli ospedali, in violazione al diritto alla libertà di movimento (Art.13 della Dichiarazione Universale dei Diritti dell’Uomo)

Operazione Colomba condanna queste punizioni collettive, vietate dal diritto internazionale, che il governo israeliano per l’ennesima volta infligge alla popolazione palestinese, in particolare durante questi giorni di Ramadan (mese sacro per la popolazione musulmani).

Video: Israeli military forces keep blocking the access roads to Yatta

giugno 11, 2016 at 7:49 am

HP – La tecnologia dell’oppressione israeliana #IoNonComproHP

maggio 27, 2016 at 2:23 pm

Guy Butavia speaks

marzo 3, 2016 at 3:15 pm

Ha’aretz: Israel demolishes 23 homes in Hebron area to make way for IDF training zones

febbraio 6, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Amira Hass Feb 03, 2016 1:23 AM

The Civil Administration in the West Bank on Tuesday demolished 23 homes and three outhouses in the southern Hebron hills villages of Jinba and Halawa. According to Israeli activists who reached Jinba by midday, shortly after the demolitions, 78 people had been living in the newly-built homes, including 60 children.

These are two of the 12 villages in the area that have been waging a legal battle for 17 years in an attempt to prevent their evacuation and demolition so they can be used as army training areas. The European Union has been closely following the villagers’ campaign, and has repeatedly stated it would view their evacuation as a coerced uprooting of a protected population, a contravention of international law.

Video: Palestinian Kids Dodge Settler Attacks

gennaio 16, 2016 at 8:02 am

PSCC Statement and Call to the International Solidarity Movement all over the world

ottobre 11, 2015 at 2:10 pm

10th October, 2015 | Popular Struggle Coordination Committee | Ramallah, Occupied Palestine

Hundreds of Palestinians were injured in the past ten days, around 450 arrests from all over the West bank were reported. Israeli settlers and occupation forces have murdered 17 Palestinians since the beginning of October 2015, including 5 children, eleven year old Abdelrahman Ebeidallah, fifteen year old Muhamad Hisham, sixteen year old Is-haq Badran, seventeen year old Amjad Hatem, and Huthayfa Sulayman age eighteen.
The roads are not safe for Palestinians. The settlers are armed with guns, knives, stones, and the support of the occupation forces-one of the most heavily armed militaries in the world- ready to shoot and kill Palestinians on our own land.
Jerusalemites do not feel safe walking in the streets. In the last week alone Palestinian women were beaten and thrown on the ground by Israeli settlers in the old city of Jerusalem, and at least one instance of this was captured on video.
The Israeli occupation forces not only protect the settlers and their illegal attacks on Palestinians, they also use different kinds of rubber and live bullets to maim Palestinians. In the last several days of attacks against Palestinians in the West bank, the injuries seen at Ramallah Hospital’s Emergency Room are on the arms, chests, and heads of Palestinian journalists, frontline defenders, and youth- these injuries indicates that the barrel of Israeli guns are aiming to kill.
Undercover occupation agents, the “mustaribeen”, with kaffiyah’s covering their faces wearing t-shirts tucked out of their pants to hide their guns, infiltrated a march held by students from Birzeit University. The mustaribeen got close to the Palestinian protesters, kidnapped three of the young men, after shooting them from a point of zero distance. Till the moment no one knows the destiny of the three kidnapped young men, with and assumption of the death of at least one of them according to eye witnesses.
The Israeli settlers and the occupation forces should be held accountable for their actions against the Palestinian people, and since the settlers, the army that serves them , and the occupation they exist within, are all protected by international impunity, regardless to the fact that the existence of the Israeli settlers within the 67 borders is considered illegal according to International Law . We call for the international community to organize demonstrations, and to take serious actions to support the international BDS campaign against Israel, and to put pressure over their governments to take actions towards the Israeli government and settlers’ violations.
in the time that Palestinian children, men, youth and women are all united in resisting the occupation, risking their lives in face to face encounters with the occupation army, demonstrating in Gaza City, Jerusalem, Haifa, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Yaffa, and Hebron. United from all over Palestine.
As long as the occupation continues, we will keep resisting for a life of freedom and dignity.
We the people need to scream out for Muhanad Halabi’s family who are threatened to have their house demolished at any minute, after having their son murdered. And it is not only Muhanad’s family who are mourning, thousands of people across Palestine are grieving the loss of loved ones murdered by the occupation.
We the people have a voice, that neither the Israeli government, Zionist entities, nor members of the international community complicit with Israel’s
crimes against Palestinians, can ever silence.

Ha’aretz: Even Gandhi would understand the Palestinians’ violence

ottobre 11, 2015 at 2:06 pm

Gideon Levy Oct 09, 2015 5:23 AM // Ha’aretz

Through the haze of self-righteousness, media propaganda, incitement, distraction, brainwashing and victimhood of the past few days, the simple question returns in full force: Who’s right?

There are no justified arguments left in Israel’s arsenal, the kind a decent person could accept. Even Mahatma Gandhi would understand the reasons for this outburst of Palestinian violence. Even those who recoil from violence, who see it as immoral and useless, can’t help but understand how it breaks out periodically. The question is why it doesn’t break out more often.

From the question of who started it to the question of who’s to blame, the finger is rightfully pointed at Israel, at Israel alone. It’s not that the Palestinians are blameless, but the main blame lies on Israel’s shoulders. As long as Israel doesn’t shake off this blame, it has no basis for making even a scrap of a demand from the Palestinians. Everything else is false propaganda.