Articles tagged with: South Hebron Hills
Beit Ommar, Betlehem District, Direct Action, Farming, Features, Hebron District, Other, Politics, settlement expansion, Settler Attack, Settler Violence, Soldier Violence, South Betlehem »
Since its invasion of the West Bank in 1967, the state of Israel has launched a vast campaign of colonization throughout the territories. According to the last statistics, in 2015, the occupier state has established 196 settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Moreover, by adding the 232 settler outposts, this colonization policy has captured 45% of the West Bank area. The expansionist ambition of the settlers has no limit and it follows a systematic master plan, which is orchestrated behind the curtain by the Israel government, which put in place various legal policies to confiscate the land from the Palestinians…. Continue reading
Beit Ommar, Direct Action, Features, Hebron District, House Demolitions, Other, Politics, settlement expansion, Soldier Violence, Susiya, Yatta »
On August 9, the Palestinian village of Um Al Kheir in the South Hebron Hills have been targeting by the Israeli Civil Administration, which conducted the demolition of five homes. Early in the morning, the IDF invaded and surrounded the village and started the demolishing operation, which included 3 houses donated by the European Union. In total, the operation left 27 Palestinians homeless including 16 children. Moreover, according to witnesses, during the process of razing the homes, the IDF beat up and detained a Palestinian old man.
Unfortunately, it is not the first time that the village of Um Al Kheir has been targeted and attacked by the … Continue reading
Israeli authorities ordered the demolition of homes in a village south of Hebron to be carried out after Ramadan, Israeli watchdogs said on Wednesday.
Rabbis for Human Rights and B’Tselem said in a statement that pressure from Israeli settlers had led to the decision to carry out demolition orders in the village of Khirbet Susiya after Ramadan, although a high court hearing regarding the case is currently scheduled for August 3.
The Israeli Civil Administration, the Israeli army, and the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) office announced the demolition order to the villagers in a meeting on Sunday.
Khirbet Susiya has … Continue reading
Direct Action, Features, Hebron District, House Demolitions, Other, Politics, settlement expansion, Settler Attack, Settler Violence, Soldier Violence, South Betlehem, Susiya »
The Palestinian village of Khirbet Susiya has existed in the South Hebron Hills at least since the 1830s. Its residents have traditionally earned a living from shepherding and growing olive trees. In 1983, the Israeli settlement of Susiya was established near the village, on Palestinian land that had been declared state land by Israel. In 1986, about 25 families were living in Khirbet Susiya, in caves and structures. That year, the Civil Administration declared the village’s land an “archeological site”; the land was confiscated “for public purposes” and the Israeli military expelled its residents from their homes. Having no other option, the families relocated to other caves in the area and to flimsy wood frame shelters and tents … Continue reading
Hebron District, Soldier Violence, Yatta »
From Ma’an News Agency:
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces shot and killed three Palestinians late Tuesday near Hebron in the occupied West Bank, Israeli security officials said.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told Ma’an that the Palestinians were in a car near Hebron and fired on security officers, who responded by shooting and killing the occupants.
Rosenfeld said explosive devices were found in the vehicle. He said a security operation was ongoing in the Hebron area.
The Palestinians “were members of a Salafi Jihad terrorist cell that was planning an attack in the coming days. At the moment operations are continuing in that area,” Rosenfeld said.
Locals identified the killed Palestinians as Moussa … Continue reading
Hebron District, House Demolitions, Susiya »
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On Tuesday morning (28/08/12), Israeli occupation forces demolished 5 tents and 3 wells in Znota and two tents in Susiya, south of Hebron. Settlers also burned 3 cars near the town of Seir, situated east of Hebron.
Local sources said that a force of Israeli soldiers, accompanied by a bulldozer, demolished 5 tents and 3 wells in Khirbet Znota and, over the course of the demolition, beat a number of citizens who were protesting against this action.
According to sources, this property is owned by Oudah Abu Sharkh, Adeis Abu Sharkh, Nabil Smamrh and Mohammed Khaled Smamrh. In Susiya, two tents, which were home to Mohammed Moussa and … Continue reading
In Um Elkhair, a village in the South Hebron Hills, the people face a daily existential struggle caused by the Israeli occupation.
What strikes you the most when entering this area is the coexistence, separated by few meters, of two totally different worlds. The chain-link fence holds back leafy green trees and bushes, which give way to a rocky, dry and barren landscape. The discrepancy between water supplies for Palestinians and colonists is a nationwide problem but in few places is it as stark as Um Elkhair.
While the colonists have lush, green gardens the locals Palestinians have no other option then to travel over 2 km, daily, to get water for … Continue reading
Beit Ommar, Features »
On July 9 and 10 the Second Popular Resistance Conference was held in two towns, Yatta, center of the South Hebron Hills, and Kufr Qaddoum, in Qalqilya District. The conference was a continuation of the process that was initiated in a simliar conference held the year before in three villages: Beit Ommar, Ni’lin, and Budrus.
This year’s conference focused on the situation of residents in area C, particularly those in the South Hebron Hills such as the community of Susiya which is facing complete demolition, and the new areas of popular resistance, such as Kufr Qaddoum. Additionally, panelists and workshops addressed the current state of the popular … Continue reading
Arrest, Hebron District, Yatta »
On Saturday, May 26th, 2012, locals together with more than 35 Palestinian, Israeli and international activists (from the USA, Canada, Britain, France, Italy, and Chile, amongst others) built a third single story prefabricated building in the village of Um Faqara (Al Mufaqara, South Hebron Hills). Most of the walls of the new house were finished. The event in Um Faqara has become a weekly occurrence following the erecting of a new mosque and a house in previous weeks. The construction of the three new structures was organized by the Popular Committee and activists with the aim of peacefully resisting the Israeli occupation by affirming the right to live of the … Continue reading
Direct Action, Hebron District, Other »
On Saturday, May 19th, 2012, locals together with more than 30 Palestinian, Israeli and international activists (from Norway, the USA, Britain and Italy, amongst others) built a single story prefabricated house in the village of Um Fagara (South Hebron Hills). The event was organized by the Popular Committee and activists with the aim of peacefully resisting the Israeli occupation by affirming the right to live of the community of Um Fagara.
Um Fagara is in area C, under both Israeli military and administrative control. It has been subject to a range of evacuations, abuse and demolitions by the Israeli military in recent years. On 24 November, 2011, the … Continue reading