UPDATE: Human rights activist SAMI HUREINI arrested at Sumud Camp in Sarura village

settembre 4, 2017 at 1:14 pm

Israeli police unmarked car drive away from Sarura village after the arrest of the Palestinian human rights activist

Sami Hureini during a nonviolent demonstration

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On the morning of September 3 an Israeli unmarked car arrived on the Palestinian village of Sarura and four policeman without uniform arrested a young Palestinian man, Sami Hureini, 20-years-old. He leads the nonviolence resistance of Sumud camp. Israeli military did not give any explanations.

UPDATE: L’attivista per i diritti umani SAMI HUREINI arrestato al Sumud Camp nel villaggio di Sarura

La mattina del 3 settembre quattro poliziotti in borghese sono arrivati nel villaggio palestinese di Sarura con una macchina civile israeliana e hanno arrestato un giovane palestinese, Sami Hureini, di soli 20 anni. Il ragazzo arrestato ha guidato in questi mesi le azioni di resistenza nonviolenta del Sumud camp. La polizia non ha dato nessuna spiegazione.

Israeli policemen in plainclothes arrest the Palestinian human rights activist in Sarura on September 3, 2017

SARURA VILLAGE: being arrested because of Sumud

settembre 2, 2017 at 2:16 pm

UPDATE: Palestinian well damaged in Qawawis

agosto 24, 2017 at 2:12 pm

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In the night of August 23 the well used by the Palestinian shepherds of the village of Qawawis was damaged. The day after with the support of Od volunteers and Israeli activists the Palestinian owner complained to the Israeli Police.

During the last years the Palestinians living in Qawawis suffered several harassments and damages from the Israeli settlers living in the surrounding settlements and illegal outposts.

UPDATE: Danneggiato pozzo palestinese nel villaggio di Qawawis

Nella notte del 23 agosto un pozzo usato dai pastori palestinesi del villaggio di Qawawis è stato danneggiato. Il giorno seguente il proprietario palestinese, supportato dai volontari di Operazione Colomba e da attivisti israeliani, ha denunciato l’accaduto alla polizia israeliana.

Negli ultimi anni gli abitanti di Qawawis sono stati attaccati o hanno subito danni materiali in diverse occasioni, ad opera dei coloni israeliani che vivono nelle colonie e negli avamposti illegali circostanti il villaggio.

VIDEO UPDATE: 2017-05-25 Israeli Army raid in Sarura

maggio 27, 2017 at 9:05 am

VIDEO: 2016 another year of occupation

marzo 28, 2017 at 2:12 pm

UPDATE: At-Tuwani schoolchildren on the nonviolent path

marzo 9, 2017 at 7:03 pm

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On March 9 all the students from At-Tuwani school and their teachers gathered near the illegal Israeli outpost of Havat Ma’on and Ma’on settlement.
They flew kites and ate food cooked by the Palestinian women from the village.
With this simple and nonviolent action children, teachers, and women from the South Hebron Hills claimed all togethers their basic rights, as the right to education and freedom of movement. These rights are denied daily by the Israeli occupation.
Indeed the schoolchildren from the Palestinian villages of Tuba and Maghayr al Abeed have to face with the settlers’ violence and Israeli Army misconduct on their way to school.
The nonviolent action continued despite the presence of Israeli Army, DCO ( Israeli Civil Administration) and settlers.

UPDATE: Gli studenti della scuola di At-Tuwani sulla strada della non violenza

Il 9 marzo gli studenti della scuola di At-Tuwani e i loro insegnanti si sono riuniti vicino all’avamposto illegale israeliano di Havat Ma’on e la colonia di Ma’on.

Hanno fatto volare aquiloni e mangiato il cibo cucinato per loro dalle donne del villaggio di At-Tuwani.

Con questa semplice e non violenta azione i bambini, gli insegnanti e le donne delle colline a sud di Hebron vogliono ribadire i loro diritti fondamentali, come il diritto all’educazione e alla libertà di movimento. Questi diritti sono negati ogni giorno dall’occupazione israeliana. Infatti gli studenti dei villaggi palestinesi di Tuba e Maghayr Al Abeed devono affrontare la violenza dei coloni e le negligenze dell’esercito israeliano per raggiungere la scuola.
L’azione non violenta è continuata nonostante la presenza di soldati israeliani, amministrazione civile e coloni.

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.

A DANGEROUS ROAD TO EDUCATION: SUMMARY OF THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR – 1 st SEMESTER

gennaio 30, 2017 at 5:33 pm

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data collected on the period: 2016/08/28 – 2017/01/10

Children from the Palestinian villages of Tuba and Maghayir Al-Abeed began the first semester of the 2016-17 school year with Israeali soldiers escorting them to their school in the nearby Palestinian village of At-Tuwani. This is the thirteenth continuous year that these children have needed a military escort in order to walk to school safely.
To get to school the children must walk along a road which once provided easy travel between the villages, but which now runs between the Israeli settlement of Ma’on and the illegal outpost of Havat Ma’on. For the past thirteen years violent behavior by settlers from the outpost, the existence of which is illegal under both Israeli and International law, has made the road inaccessible to Palestinians. Even escorted by Israeli soldiers the schoolchildren continue to face the possibility of violence, harassment and intimidation as they walk to and from school.
During the first semester of the 2016-2017 school year an average of eight children between the ages of six and 16 walked with a military escort to and from school in the Palestinian village of At- Tuwani. Under Israeli Knesset Committee for Children’s Rights order, the military escort is responsible for protecting the children from settler violence and intimidation throughout their walk to school in the morning, and their return trip home in the afternoon.

Operation Dove volunteers documented multiple instances in which the military escort failed to provide protection to the children, leaving them vulnerable to settler violence on many occasions during the first semester of the 2016-2017 school year.

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VIDEO UPDATE: Havat Ma’on settlers attack Israelis and Internationals

gennaio 8, 2017 at 7:10 pm

UPDATE: Karmel settlement’s sewer pipe poisons Palestinian farmland in Umm Al Kheir

gennaio 2, 2017 at 1:23 pm
Karmel settlement's sewage system drains in the Palestinian farmland

Karmel settlement’s sewage system drains in the Palestinian farmland

Palestinian olive trees reached by Karmel settlement’s sewage

On the first of January 2017 the new sewer pipe of the Israeli settlement of Karmel started to work, poisoning Palestinian farmlands in Umm Al Kheir village, in the South Hebron hills.

The start up of the sewer pipe entailed the spilling of noxious liquid in the near Palestinian farmland where are planted dozens of olive trees.

The sewage also is poisoning a part of land used every day by the Palestinian shepherds to graze their flocks. For this reason the spilling of liquid is also dangerous for their sheep.

On December 8 the Israeli forces leveled Palestinian lands in order to install the sewer pipe to service the Israeli settlement of Karmel that lies few meters away from Umm al Kheir.

Palestinian sheep cross the poisoned land in Umm Al Kheir village

Palestinian sheep cross the poisoned land in Umm Al Kheir village, in the background Karmel settlement

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Israeli settlers work at the new sewage system

UPDATE:  Il nuovo impianto fognario della colonia di Karmel avvelena le terre palestinesi di Umm Al Kheir

Il 1 Gennaio 2017 il nuovo impianto di scarico fognario della colonia di Karmel ha iniziato a lavorare, inquinando la terre coltivate palestinesi del villaggio di Umm Al Kheir, nelle colline a sud di Hebron.

L’avvio dell’impianto ha comportato la fuoriuscita di liquidi nocivi nei terreni agricoli palestinesi dove sono piantati decine di alberi di ulivo.

La acque di scolo stanno inoltre inquinando le terre che sono utilizzate dai pastori palestinesi per pascolare le greggi, con grave rischio di avvelenamento di queste ultime.

Lo scorso 8 dicembre le forze israeliane hanno livellato le terre palestinesi per installare il muovo impianto fognario che serve la vicina colonia israeliana di Karmel, sita a pochi metri dal villaggio di Umm al Kheir.