P/R: Israeli settlers cut 36 olive trees in the South Hebron Hills

marzo 2, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Israeli settlers cut 36 olive trees in the South Hebron Hills

This is the third Israeli settler’s “price tag” in the last 2 months in the area

(Italian follows)

February 21, 2015

At-Tuwani – South Hebron Hills, West Bank

p1060765On the morning of February 20, Palestinians in the South Hebron Hills awoke to find that 36 olive trees had been cut or seriously damaged during the night, probably by Israeli settlers.  The 25 year-old trees, owned by Hushiy family from Yatta, were located near the village of Qawawis, in the South Hebron Hills, between the Israeli illegal outpost of Mitzpe Yair and the Israeli settlement of Suseya, beside Bypass road 317.

This is the third incident of Israeli settler ‘price tag’ vandalism against the Palestinian inhabitants of the South Hebron Hills in the last two months. On January 9, in the same area  between the Bypass road 317 and Suseya settlement,Palestinians discovered nearly 200 olive trees cut on their property  (read more). On December 31, two settlers threw a molotov cocktail into a Palestinian house in Ad Deirat village (read more). 

Palestinian residents of the South Hebron Hills have suffered from the presence of Israeli settlers since the 70s. By occupying Palestinian agricultural lands and destroying Palestinian olive trees, crops and property the settlers seek to deprive the Palestinians of their main livelihood. Ongoing settler violence deprives Palestinian families of security in daily life, and restricts their freedom of movement.

Despite attempts by settlers to force them from the area through violence and intimidation, the Palestinian communities of the South Hebron Hills remain strong in their commitment to nonviolent popular resistance against the Israeli occupation.

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

Pictures of the damaged trees:  http://goo.gl/1CVzE3

[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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Coloni israeliani tagliano 36 alberi di ulivo nelle colline a sud di Hebron

Nell’area è il terzo “price tag” in due mesi da parte di coloni israeliani

21 Febbraio 2015

At-Tuwani – Colline a sud di Hebron, Cisgiordania

La mattina del 20 febbraio palestinesi delle colline a sud di Hebron hanno scoperto che 36 alberi di ulivo erano stati tagliati o gravemente danneggiati durante la notte, probabilmente da coloni israeliani. Gli alberi di 25 anni di età, di proprietà della famiglia Hushiy di Yatta, si trovavano nei pressi del villaggio di Qawawis, nelle colline a sud di Hebron, tra l’avamposto illegale israeliano di Mitzpe Yair e la colonia israeliana di Suseya, al lato della Bypass road 317.

Questo è il terzo incidente di vandalismo “price tag” da parte di coloni israeliani contro gli abitanti palestinesi delle colline a sud di Hebron negli ultimi due mesi. Il 9 gennaio, nella stessa zona tra la Bypass road 317 e la colonia di Suseya, i palestinesi hanno scoperto circa 200 ulivi tagliati nei terreni di loro proprietà (per saperne di più). Il 31 dicembre due coloni hanno lanciato una molotov in una casa palestinese nel villaggio di Ad Deirat (per saperne di più).

I palestinesi delle colline a sud di Hebron soffrono la presenza di coloni israeliani dagli anni ’70. Tramite l’occupazione di terreni agricoli, la distruzione di ulivi, delle colture e delle proprietà, i coloni cercano di privare i palestinesi del loro sostentamento principale. La continua violenza dei coloni israeliani priva quotidianamente le famiglie palestinesi della sicurezza e limita la loro libertà di movimento.

Le comunità palestinesi delle colline a sud di Hebron rimangono forti nel loro impegno a resistere in modo nonviolento e popolare contro l’occupazione israeliana, nonostante i tentativi da parte dei coloni di cacciarle dall’intera area con la violenza e l’intimidazione.

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

Foto degli ulivi tagliati:  http://goo.gl/1CVzE3

[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.]

P/R: Israeli settlers destroyed 200 olive trees in the South Hebron Hills

gennaio 10, 2015 at 2:06 pm

This is the second Israeli settler’s “price tag” in the last 10 days in the area

(Italian follows)

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January 10, 2015

At-Tuwani – South Hebron Hills, West Bank

On January 9, in the morning, Palestinians found 40 olive trees and 3 almond trees seriously damaged probably by Israeli settlers. In the afternoon, other inhabitants of the South Hebron Hills discovered about 150 olive trees cut and seriously damaged.

At about 10 a.m. some Palestinians from the Awad and Abu ‘Aram families discovered on their properties several 32 year-old olive trees and three almond trees cut. These trees were located near the village of Qawawis, in the South Hebron Hills area, between the Israeli illegal outpost of Mitzpe Yair and the Israeli settlement of Suseya, beside the Bypass road 317.

At about 2:35 p.m. another oversized destruction was discovered in the same area, between the Bypass road 317 and Suseya settlement. Due to bad weather conditions, neither the Israeli police nor the Palestinian owners have been able to verify the exact number of olive trees damaged. One of the 16 Palestinian owners, all from the Shatat family, estimated in about 150 the number of olive trees damaged.

This is the second Israeli settler’s ‘price tag’ against the Palestinian inhabitants of the South Hebron Hills in the last 10 days. On December 31, as witnessed by Palestinians, at about 3:00 am two settlers wrote with black spray near the front door of a Palestinian’s house in the village of Ad-Deirat this sentence: “Revenge of Jewish Kingdom“. Then, settlers broke a window and threw a molotov cocktail inside the house (read more).

Palestinians in South Hebron hills have suffered the Israeli settlers’ presence since the 70s. The settlers, occupying Palestinian-owned lands and destroying their properties, deprive the Palestinians of their main livelihood. Moreover the settlers, with their ongoing violence, prevent Palestinians from having a regular daily life and restrict their freedom of movement, thus forcing them to leave the South Hebron hills area.

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 South Hebron Hills since 2004.

Pictures of the damaged trees: http://goo.gl/aLQia2

[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.]

 

P/R: Operation Dove strongly condemns ‘Protective Edge’ military operation against Gaza

luglio 16, 2014 at 5:56 am

The Israeli occupation continues to “normalize” the violation of the Palestinian human rights

(Italian follows)
July 15, 2014

At Tuwani – Operation Dove, Nonviolent Peace Corps of the Pope John XXIII Community-Association, maintains a constant presence in the South Hebron hills, Palestinian Occupied Territory, continuing from 10 years to accompany and support the Palestinians of the area in their struggle choice by nonviolent methods in order to protect their lives and their rights.

“On the seventh day since the beginning of the Israeli state ‘Protective Edge’ military operation against the Gaza Strip (which has already killed at least 180 people and injured more than 1200), the situation here is alarming,” says a volunteer. “Although no serious things happened during the past 7 days, the local population is very apprehensive and scared. It is expected that in parallel with the Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army and settlers could begin a new massive violence phase in the area. A lot of shepherds, that we usually accompany by non-armed escort during their everyday activities, now they stay in their houses and don’t approach work areas close to Israeli settlements or outposts, because scared of attacks that could attempt on their safety. ”

Operation Dove strongly condemns this further outbreak of violence: in addition to the massacre and the humanitarian disaster in Gaza, the Israeli military operation that followed the kidnapping and murder of three young Israelis, in the West Bank has led to at least 10 people killed including children, and 150 injured during the raids. More than 500 people have been kidnapped and imprisoned, many of them subjected to “administrative detention”, so without charge. More than two thousand properties were raided, damaged or looted. Towns, villages and refugee camps have been put under siege by checkpoints and roadblocks.

Operation Dove strongly condemns the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories  that dehumanizes the occupier and the occupied. This dehumanization, institutionalized, sought and wanted by the occupying state, makes possible the murder of three young Israelis by two Palestinians, as it seems, or the barbaric murder of a 16 year old Palestinian from East Jerusalem, burned alive by Israeli extremists. This occupation “normalizes” the continued human rights violations of the Palestinian people.

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

For further information:
Operation Dove, 054 99 25 773

[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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Operazione Colomba condanna fortemente l’operazione militare “Protective Edge” contro Gaza
L’occupazione israeliana continua a “normalizzare” la violazione dei diritti umani dei palestinesi

 

15 luglio 2014

At Tuwani – Operazione Colomba, Corpo Nonviolento di Pace della Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII, mantiene una presenza costante nelle colline a sud di Hebron, Territori Palestinesi Occupati, continuando ad accompagnare e supportare da ormai dieci anni i palestinesi della zona nella loro scelta di lottare con metodi nonviolenti per la tutela della propria vita e dei propri diritti.

“Al settimo giorno dall’inizio dell’operazione “Protective Edge” dello Stato israeliano contro la Striscia di Gaza (che ha già ucciso almeno 180 persone e ferite più di 1200), la situazione qui è preoccupante” racconta un volontario. “Nonostante non siano successi fatti gravi negli ultimi 7 giorni, la popolazione locale è molto in apprensione e spaventata. Si aspetta che parallelamente ai bombardamenti israeliani sulla striscia di Gaza, militari e coloni israeliani possano dare inizio a una nuova fase di violenza massiccia nell’area. Molti pastori che ogni giorno scortiamo in maniera non armata nelle attività quotidiane stanno in casa e non si avvicinano alle zone di lavoro adiacenti alle colonie e agli avamposti israeliani per paura di attacchi che possano attentare alla loro incolumità”.

Operazione Colomba guarda con sgomento e condanna  questa ulteriore esplosione di violenza: oltre al massacro e al disastro umanitario a Gaza, l’operazione militare israeliana seguita al sequestro e all’uccisione di tre giovani israeliani, in Cisgiordania ha portato ad almeno 10 persone uccise, tra cui bambini, e 150 ferite durante le incursioni. Più di 500 persone sono state sequestrate ed incarcerate, di cui una buona parte sottoposte a “detenzione amministrativa”, cioè senza un’accusa. Più di duemila proprietà sono state perquisite, danneggiate o saccheggiate. Città, villaggi e campi profughi sono stati messi sotto assedio da checkpoint e roadblock.

Operazione Colomba condanna l’ occupazione israeliana dei Territori Palestinesi  che disumanizza l’occupante e l’occupato. E’ questa disumanizzazione, istituzionalizzata, cercata e voluta dallo stato occupante, che  rende possibili l’assassinio di tre giovani israeliani ad opera di due palestinesi, come pare, o il barbaro assassinio di un 16enne palestinese di Gerusalemme est, bruciato vivo da estremisti israeliani. E’ questa occupazione che “normalizza” la continua violazione dei diritti umani del popolo palestinese.

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

Per informazioni:
Operazione Colomba, +972 54 99 25 773

[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.]

+972 Mag: Palestinian teen murdered in suspected ‘revenge kidnapping’

luglio 3, 2014 at 5:34 am

By Michael Omer-Man, 2 July, 2014

Heavy clashes take place in a number of East Jerusalem neighborhoods, leading to dozens of injuries, including two photographers from Activestills; Kerry conveys condolences to the Palestinian people over despicable murder; ‘revenge’ calls spread throughout Israeli social networks, streets of Jerusalem.

Clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli police broke out Wednesday morning when news broke of a suspected kidnapping and murder of a Palestinian teenager in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina hours earlier. Speculation that the killing was a nationalistically motivated and perpetrated by Jewish Israelis as revenge for the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank appeared almost immediately in nearly every Israeli media outlet. Police initially urged caution, saying that no motive had been established, but later said they estimated it was a “nationalistic” crime.

Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir was walking to morning prayers for Ramadan after 3 a.m. Wednesday morning when a car pulled up and a number of passengers forced him in. Police later found his burned body in a Jerusalem-area forest. A gag order covered other details of the investigation. The family reportedly agreed to an autopsy and the funeral was scheduled for Thursday.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday condemned the “despicable and senseless abduction and murder,” adding, “[t]here are no words to convey adequately our condolences to the Palestinian people.”

“Those who undertake acts of vengeance only destabilize an already explosive and emotional situation,” Kerry continued. “We look to both the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to take all necessary steps to prevent acts of violence and bring their perpetrators to justice.”

The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office published a readout from a conversation Prime Minister Netanyahu had with Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, in which he asked police to work quickly to investigate “work as quickly as possible in order to investigate who is behind the reprehensible murder and what the motive was.” The written statement added that “the prime minister calls on all sides not to take the law into their own hands.”

The uncle of one of the murdered Israeli teens said that if there the Palestinian teen was killed as a nationalistically motivated crime or revenge, it would be horrendous. “There is no difference between [Arab] blood and [Jewish] blood.”

In the two days since Israeli troops found the bodies of the kidnapped teenagers, incitement and calls for revenge have been rampant. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon spoke of “settling the score,” Prime Minister Netanyahu called the murderers “human animals” and others called for swift action against Hamas and the Palestinians.

Hundreds of Jewish Israelis, many of them teenagers, marched through the streets of West and East Jerusalem for hours Tuesday night chanting “death to Arabs” and physically assaulting at least five Palestinians along the way. Police also reportedly prevented attacks against a number of Palestinians. Police arrested 50.

A photo posted to the ‘The people of Israel demand revenge’ Facebook page

A Facebook group established Monday night, called “The people of Israel demand revenge,” garnered over 37,000 “likes” by Wednesday afternoon. Followers of the page posted photos of themselves holding signs or with writing on their skin with messages inspired by the name of the Facebook page. A number of the posters appeared to be active duty soldiers, some of whom framed their signs with insignia, military gear and weapons.

Dozens of Palestinians were wounded in the clashes in East Jerusalem on Wednesday, with Ma’an reporting that 17 required hospitalization. Five police officers were reportedly wounded, and at least four journalists were shot with sponge-tipped bullets by police. Among those shot were two journalists from Palestine TV and two Activestills photographers. Activestills photojournalist Tali Mayer, who also works for Walla! News, was shot in the face and will have to undergo surgery.

The demonstrators damaged a number of light-rail stations and maintained a standoff with riot police in the Shuafat and Beit Hanina neighborhoods of East Jerusalem. Police shut down the main roads running through the area, which are also the main arteries connecting Jerusalem and Ramallah.

http://972mag.com/palestinian-teen-murdered-in-suspected-revenge-kidnapping/92841/

P/R: Eighty young olive trees uprooted in South Hebron Hills

febbraio 12, 2014 at 2:38 pm

February 12, 2014

At Tuwani – Yesterday in the afternoon Palestinians discovered about eighty olive trees uprooted alongside bypass road 317 near the Susiya junction in the South Hebron Hills.

The olive tree grove belongs to the Hushiya family from the nearby town of Yatta and had been planted only three weeks ago. Yesterday afternoon the owners and B’tselem staff members gathered near the destroyed trees, waiting for the police. The Israeli police and District Coordination Office arrived on the scene and documented the incident. Today Operation Dove volunteers and B’tselem staff went there to take more pictures.

This field is part of the area that settlers from the nearby settlement of Suseya illegally occupied during 2007, planting a vineyard. Immediately the Palestinians with the help of Rabbis for Human Rights filed a complain and started a legal process concerning this land (for more details click here). In 2013 the Israeli High Court ordered the army to dismantle theese crops and the order was implemented by force.

The number of Palestinian-owned trees uprooted and damaged in the South Hebron Hills area since the beginning of 2014 now rises to 100. Olive trees are an essential resource for the Palestinian community, and their damage causes serious economic loss.

Nevertheless the Palestinian communities of the South Hebron Hills area are still strongly involved in using nonviolence as a way to resist to the Israeli occupation. Just two days ago twenty-five Palestinians planted sixty new olive trees on their own land close to Avigayil illegal outpost (for more details click here).

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

Pictures of the incident: click here

For further information:
Operation Dove, 054 99 25 773

[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.]

The high price of letting Israel’s extremists flourish

dicembre 16, 2013 at 10:49 am

Israel should drop its reluctance to enforce the law against ‘price tag’ attackers.

By Ziad J. Asali, Dec. 15, Haaretz

Violent assaults, desecrating mosques and churches, uprooting trees, destroying cars, and damaging property – these are all examples of “price tag” attacks carried out by extremist Israeli hooligans against Palestinians, mainly in the occupied territories. In a few cases this violence has even been perpetrated against Israeli security personnel. Unfortunately, and consistently, the thugs responsible often enjoy de facto impunity for their crimes.