Published on 25 July 2013
Written by Alternative Information Center (AIC)
Israeli settlers from the South Hebron Hills area in the occupied West Bank are currently establishing an action committee to fight against the actions of “anarchists who incite Arab terror in the area”.
The settler-affiliated media outlet Arutz 7 reports that “anarchist actions”, i.e. the solidarity and direct actions conducted by Palestinian, Israeli and international activists in the West Bank to protest Israel’s occupation, involve “both a danger of consciousness and an existential danger”.
Yuval Avidan from the local settlement of Mitzphe Yair and who reportedly “personally suffers from the anarchist”, told Arutz 7 that “it is important to bring to the consciousness of area residents the extent of the problem, which threatens our very existence in this land”.
Settler Yochai Damri noted that the “anarchist actions” often “involve the taking over of land located with the settlement area or which represents the potential for…new settlements. The positioning of Har Hebron in the media (South Hebron Hills – AIC) as a conflict area further harms development and growth of the Har as a region which also wishes to attract tourists and export its products”.
The action committee has outlined initial steps to be taking, including a “mapping of the problem” and documentation of “every event, tour and penetration of settlements” by the activists. The action committee will track internet and social media sites while tours of the South Hebron Hills area will be conducted for opinion-makers so they “receive the full picture of the anarchists’ actions”. The action committee further plans to request that Israel’s Defence Ministry issue distancing orders to keep the regular protesters “who break the law and violate order” away from the area.
The full article by the settler-affiliated media Arutz 7: http://snipurl.com/27jiqxu