Clowns Without Borders bring joy to the summer camp of the Jahalin children: photography, Yehiel Grenimann, June 26th 2012
Last week we protested against the demolitions in Susya in South Hebron Hills (Please read David Shulman’s article). we joined the social struggle in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. We found out that the police used violence against the protesters and therefore we sent a letter to the Interior Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich. Shabbat Shalom.
On Thursday we participated in a meeting with Jewish and Muslim from the “Tag Meir” coalition in the Mosque which was recently set on fire in the Palestinian village of Jabah.
Here are pictures taken by Rabbi Yehiel Grenimann of the Jahalin children’s summer camp.
Our support of the Susya residents against the Regavim petition was published in the media: An opinion article of Akiva Eldar that was published in Haaretz mentioned our petition against Regavim in connection with the Palestinians evictions from area C; in addition, Akiva Eldar also wrote about the meanings of Regavim petition; An AP article against the planned demolition of Susya; Walla reported about our demonstration; In YNET an article on the planned apartheid in area C, especially in Susya; Gideon Levi from Haaretz also wrote about Susya. We forgot to mention last week that Rabbi Arik Ascherman was interviewed on Thursday, June 7th by Channel 2 and talked against the eviction of Sudanese refugees.
We, together with other organization, signed a letter to the Defense Minister demanding the preparation of the army for settler violence against Palestinians following the evacuation of Givat Haulpena. The writing is on the wall: Defense Minister must act to prevent next “Price Tag” incident (Btselem, Acri, Scoop, Australian Jewish Voices, New Israeli Fund).
Announcements from other organizations (we are not responsible for the content):
- Moriel Rotman updates us with:1. “Susya,” a Spoken Word Poem (on a village that recently received demolition orders. For the entire village). On his blog (with lyrics, and a line of context).2. On an amazing, creative women’s action that took place in Hebron last week (with photos by my friend Irene Nasser).3. On Breaking the Silence, the ways in which Hebron broke/changed/shaped me as a person and an activist, and BtS’ latest campaign, directly explicitly towards Americans and American Jews
- Azezet Kidane, an Eritrean nun and nurse who volunteers at Physicians For Human Rights-Israel’s Open Clinic will receive today the prestigious U.S. State Department’s Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Heroes Award
- Emek Shaveh: Archaeology in the Shadow of the Conflict
- Amos Gvirtz: Eleven settlements are situated on land stolen from the Palestinian village Deir Istia, and the number is increasing.In 2011, the IDF uprooted some 200 young olive trees, planted by a Deir Istia farmer on his land about 500 metres from the village. In February this year, trees were replanted with outside help. On 22nd May, 2012 a vehicle similar to a civil administration vehicle turned up, and people inside it sprayed herbicide on the 50 young trees. In a few days all the trees died.On 23rd May, 2012, Deir Istia residents received an order of confiscation of 32 dunums (dunum=1000 sq.m) for expansion of the security fence of the Emmanuel settlement.On 30th May, 2012, a truck and bulldozer came to the village lands and quarried and then stole earth.***On Monday, 11th June, 2012, government representatives escorted by police came to demolish three homes and a chicken coop in the unrecognized village El-Batel, a home in the township Segev Shalom, and a home in Umm Batin, all in the Negev. Questions & queries: email@example.com
instructed Bedouin in Eil Al HIlwe to leave the area for military training between 14:00 Monday to 18:00 Tuesday for military training. Israeli Forces demolished 3 homes and 6 additional structures in Jamamat Al Maleh, displacing three families. 21.6 Demolition of animal shelter and confiscation of latrine in Kebit Ar Rahwa 18.06 At night the IDF demolished 7 homes and 11 animal structures in Al Kurshan