Saturday, December 16, 2017

Settlers attacks

  • Another week of unsanctioned settler violence in Nablus | March 01, 2014
    Israeli human rights group Yesh Din concluded that settlers are largely operating with impunity throughout the West Bank. Between 2005 and 2013, Yesh Din monitored 938 investigation files. Just 8.5% of them ended in the indictment of Israelis suspected of harming Palestinians and their property. .....
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  • Israeli settlers torch mosque in ‘price-tag’ attack | January 19, 2014
    Before dawn on Wednesday 15 January, Israeli settlers set fire to a mosque in the West Bank village of Deir Istiya, in the Salfit district. The attack came in retaliation for the public humiliation of several settlers the previous week, and locals say the culprits left behind identifiable information. .....
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  • Olive harvest in Burin: Israel stifles Palestinian agriculture | November 10, 2013
    Surrounded by the Israeli settlements of Yitzhar and Bracha, residents of Burin experience settler violence throughout the year, especially during the fall olive harvest. Burin‘s agricultural land has been and continues to be subjected to poisoning, burning and the uprooting of precious olive, almond and fig trees. Over 6,830 olive trees ... .....
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  • Palestinian annual olive harvest, a struggle to survive | November 07, 2013
    Every year, throughout October and November, Palestinians carry out an ancestral tradition: the olive harvest. Palestinians farmers along with their relatives, friends and international supporters begin picking olives from the eight and a half million productive olives trees that bring economic sustenance to around 100,000 families in West Bank. .....
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  • Settlers attack Bedouin camp in Huwwara, Nablus district | July 10, 2013
    It was three in the morning on Saturday, July 6th when a group of some 50 settlers stormed a Bedouin village on the outskirts of Huwwara, Nablus District. Mahmoud Rahaide, father of eleven, was injured when he attempted to stop the settlers from damaging his car and tractor. The attack came in response to the alleged theft of some sheep from .....
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  • Escalation of Price Tag Attacks in West Bank and East Jerusalem | June 24, 2013
    Twenty-one cars had their tires slashed and racist graffiti was painted on nearby Palestinian buildings in the Jerusalem Neighborhood of Beit Hanina this Sunday, in the most recent in a string of “Price Tag” attacks committed by right wing activists and settlers in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. .....
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  • East Jerusalem: Settler violence and demolition orders on the rise | June 11, 2013
     Last week Palestinians in East Jerusalem witnessed a sharp escalation in settler violence. Israeli Settlers burn a vehicle in Sheikh Jarrah, damaged vehicles in the neighborhood of al-Tur and attacked a Palestinian taxi driver in the Pisgat Zeev settlement. Additionally, demolition orders were issued by Israeli authorities on buildings in ... .....
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  • Old City of Jerusalem under attack | March 16, 2013
    The past two weeks has seen a dramatic escalation in attacks and violations in the Old City of Jerusalem by Israeli settlers and soldiers.    The recent catalogue of assaults began on March 4 when Israeli soldiers attacked two female students inside the Al-Aqsa compound and kicked the Qur’an one of the students had dropped.  A few days later... .....
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  • “Every village has its ups and downs” | January 28, 2013
    Burin is a village of around 2,500 inhabitants situated just south of Nablus, surrounded by the illegal Israeli settlements Yizthar and Bracha, in addition to an Israeli military base. It is one of countless Palestinian villages throughout the West Bank to be enclosed by Israeli hilltop settlements. .....
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  • Hebron families struggle for existence | January 19, 2013
    This report is the first in a new Palestine Monitor series on life in the Old City of Hebron. The Palestine Monitor will publish one report a week on Hebron leading up to the ‘Open Shuhada Street’ protest on Feb. 25 organized by the nonviolent resistance group Youth Against Settlements. The demonstration marks the anniversary of Baruch Goldstein’s .....
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  • Settler violence continues in Qusra | January 17, 2013
    Since the beginning of the new year the village of Qusra, South of Nablus has seen increasing acts of violence towards its residents and agricultural lands by settlers in the surrounding outposts. Less than one month into 2013, the residents claim that 600 trees have been destroyed or uprooted, in addition to 8 people wounded from rubber bullets an .....
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  • Mukhmas: Let the harvest begin! | October 25, 2012
    Olive trees are everywhere in the West Bank, dotting the semi-arid hills with swaths of green for as far as the eye can see. The resilient and weathered olive tree is symbolic of the Palestinian people. They too are resolute and connected to the soil, willing to weather whatever may come their way. This fall, like every other year, the annual olive .....
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