Don't Say We Did Not Know

Don't Say We Didn't Know #444

Reposted from Amos Gvirtz

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Don’t say we didn’t know #444

On Thursday, 26th February, 2015, residents of the Palestinian village ‘Izbet Tabib (east of Qalqilia) together with some of their Israeli supporters demonstrated near the access road to their village, near Highway No. 55. They did not block the road. Suddenly soldiers arrived and without any warning started shooting tear gas grenades at the demonstrators.

On Sunday, 22nd February, 2015, government representatives escorted by police arrived at the Bedouin village Sa’wa, east of Hura, and demolished four homes.

On Thursday, 26th February, 2015, they arrived in the Bedouin village Tel ’Arad and demolished two structures.

Questions & queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il 

                                                  אל תגידו לא ידענו

   ביום חמישי, 26.2.2015,  הפגינו תושבי הכפר הפלסטיני איזבאת טביב (השוכן מזרחית לקלקיליה), יחד עם תומכים ישראלים, ליד כביש הגישה לכפרם (היוצא מכביש 55). המפגנים לא חסמו את הכביש. לפתע הופיעו חיילים והחלו לירות, ללא אזהרה, רימוני גז לעבר המפגינים.

   ביום ראשון 22.2.2015 הגיעו נציגי הממשלה מלווים בשוטרים, לכפר הבדואי בנגב סעוה, מזרחית לחורה, והרסו ארבעה מבני מגורים.

   ביום חמישי 26.2.2015 הם הגיעו לכפר הבדואי, תל ערד והרסו שני מבנים. 

Don't Say We Didn't Know #443

Reposted from Amos Gvirtz

Don't Say We Didn't Know 443

On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Israeli army forces entered an area belonging to a Palestinian of the village of Tyassir near Tubas (northern West Bank) and uprooted 9 dunams of olive trees, claiming they had been planted in a nature reserve.

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On Thursday, February 19, 2015, government agents escorted by police had a demolition day in Bedouin localities in the Negev. They destroyed a structure in Rahat and proceeded to demolish Al Arakib yet again.

For further information: amosg@shefayim.org.il

                                אל תגידו לא ידענו

  ביום שלישי 17.2.2015 הגיע כוח צה"ל לשטח השייך לפלסטיני מהכפר תיאסיר, שליד טובאס ועקרו תשעה דונם של עצי זית, בטענה שניטעו בשמורת טבע.

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   ביום חמישי 19.2.2015 הגיעו נציגי הממשלה מלווים בשוטרים ליום הריסות בישובים בדואים בנגב. הם הרסו מבנה ברהט ולאחר מכן הרסו שוב את אל עראקיב. 

שאלות וברורים: amosg@shefayim.org.il

 

Don't Say We Didn't Know #442

Reposted from Amos Gvirtz

Don't Say We Didn't Know 442

One of the ways to rob Palestinians' lands is to apply Draconian interpretation to Ottoman land laws. The Ottoman law stipulates that land that has not been tended for several years becomes 'state land'.

Palestinians of the village of Al Shuyukh, north-east of Hebron, planted 300 fruit trees on their land. The Civil Administration required them to leave the grounds, claiming that the land had been declared 'state land' in the past.

On Wednesday, February 11, 2015, government agents escorted by police arrived at the Negev Bedouin village of Um Battin, near Tel Sheva, and demolished a structure. The next day they came to the village of Tel Al Malah near the Nevatim army base, and demolished a house.

For further information: amosg@shefayim.org.il

 אל תגידו לא ידענו

   אחת הדרכים לגזול קרקעות מידי פלסטינים היא פרשנות דרקונית לחוקי הקרקע העותומאניים. החוק העותומאני אומר שאדמה שלא עובדה במשך כמה שנים, עוברת לרשות המדינה.

   פלסטינים מהכפר אל שויוח, צפונית מזרחית לחברון, שתלו 300 עצי פרי על אדמתם. המנהל האזרחי באמצעות צוו דרש מהפלסטינים לעזוב את השטח, בטענה שהקרקע הוכרזה בעבר כאדמת מדינה.

   ביום רביעי 11.2.2015 הגיעו נציגי הממשלה מלווים בכוח משטרתי לכפר הבדואי בנגב אום בטין, ליד תל-שבע, והרסו מבנה. למחרת הם הגיעו לכפר תל אל מלח, ליד בסיס נבטים, והרסו בית. 

שאלות וברורים: amosg@shefayim.org.il

 

Don't Say We Didn't Know #441

Clarification:

After publicizing the news about destroying crops in the South Hebron Hills, I found out that I had been mistaken: the lands concerned are located inside Israel proper. They had been the property of the said villagers prior to 1948. Following the war, as they were on the Israeli side of the border, Israel's government took over their ownership. The original owners claim their right to have them back.

 Don’t say we didn’t know #441

On Wednesday, 4th February, 2015, tractors from the Parks and Nature Reserves Authority, with a military escort, destroyed nearly 800 dunums (dunum = 1000 sq.m) of crops belonging to Palestinians in the South Hebron Hills, on lands belonging to villagers from Jinba, Halawa and Markaz.

On Tuesday, 3rd February, 2015, government representatives escorted by the Yoav unit of the police force came to Bedouin localities in the Negev to plough and destroy crops.  First they destroyed in Abu Grinat, near Aroer junction, and then in Hura.  On their way back from Hura, they were involved in an accident in which eight Bedouin women from Hura were killed and thirty injured.

Questions & queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il

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ביום רביעי 4.2.2015 טרקטורים של ראשות שמורות הטבע, מלווים בחיילים, חרשו קרוב ל-800 דונם שטחים של גידולי תבואות של פלסטינים בדרום הר חברון, בשטחים השייכים לכפריים מג'ינבה, חלווה ומרכז.

ביום שלישי 3.2.2015 הגיעו נציגי הממשלה מלווים בכוח משטרה מיחידת יואב ליישובים בדואים בנגב וחרשו והשמידו גידולי תבואות. תחילה חרשו באבו גרינת, ליד צומת ערוער, ולאחר מכן בחורה. בדרכם מחורה, הם היו מעורבים בתאונה, בה נהרגו שמונה בדואיות מחורה ושלושים נפצעו.

 שאלות וברורים: amosg@shefayim.org.il

 

Don't Say We Didn't Know #440

Reposted from Amos Gvirtz

Don't Say We Didn't Know 440

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, the Israeli army held maneuvers in the north-west part of the Palestinian village of Bardalah, in the northern Occupied Paletsinian Jordan Valley. Hundreds of soldiers entered the village while firing weapons and throwing stun grenades. They also conducted searches in village homes. On Friday the maneuvers were still ongoing throughout all of the northern part of the Palestinian Jordan Valley. 

For further information: amosg@shefayim.,org.il

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  ביום שלישי 27.1.2015  ערך צה"ל אימונים בחלק הצפוני-מערבי של הכפר הפלסטיני ברדלה, שבצפון בקעת הירדן הכבושה. מאות חיילים נכנסו לכפר ביריות ובהשלכת רימוני הלם. הם גם ערכו חיפושים בבתים בכפר. ביום שישי עדיין נמשכו האימונים. האימונים התפרסו בכל צפון הבקעה.

 

 

Don't Say We Did Not Know #439

Reposted from Amos Gvirtz

On Tuesday, 20th January, 2015, IDF soldiers arrived at Rifa'iyya, a Palestinian village between Dirat and Zif in the South Hebron Hills and demolished three homes and a sheepfold. 28 people were left without a roof over their heads.

Questions and queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il 

 אל תגידו לא ידענו

 ביום שלישי 20.1.2015 הגיעו חיילי צה"ל לכפר הפלסטיני רפעייה, השוכן בין דיראת לזיף בדרום הר חברון, והרסו שלושה בתים ודיר צאן. 28 נפשות נותרו ללא קורת גג.

שאלות וברורים: amosg@shefayim.org.il

Don't Say We Did Not Know #438

Reposted from Amos Gvirtz

On Saturday, January 10,2015, Palestinian youngsters came out of their village Bourin, just south of the city of Nablus, to the hilltop close to their home, to play in the snow. On their way they ran into Jewish settlers of the settlement outpost "Sne Yaacov", next to the settlement of Beracha. The settlers assaulted the youngsters. Soldiers arrived at the scene and instead of arresting the assailants, attacked the Palestinians. Two boys were hurt in their legs by the soldiers' gunfire and were taken to hospital in Nablus.

On Saturday, January 14, 2015, government agents escorted by police carried out further demolitions in Bedouin localities in the Negev desert. They destroyed a structure in Rahat and a house in Hura. And they demolished Al Arakib yet again.

Questions and queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il


אל תגידו לא ידענו

   בשבת 10.1.2015 יצאו צעירים פלסטינים מהכפר בורין, דרומית לשכם, להר הקרוב לכפרם כדי לשחק בשלג. בדרכם נפגשו עם מתנחלים מהמאחז 'סנה יעקב' של ההתנחלות ברכה. המתנחלים תקפו את הצעירים. חיילים שהגיעו למקום במקום לעצור את התוקפים, תקפו את הפלסטינים. שני נערים נפגעו מירי החיילים ברגליהם ונלקחו לבית חולים בשכם. 

   ביום רביעי 14.1.2015 הגיעו נציגי הממשלה מלווים בכוח משטרתי לישובים בדואים בנגב והרסו בתים. הם הרסו מבנה ברהט ובית בחורה. הם הוסיפו והרסו שוב את אל עראקיב.

 

 

Don't Say We Did Not Know #436

Reposted from Amoz Gvirtz

The Israeli army  persists in its attempts to expel Palestinians from the Palestinian Jordan Valley.

On Thursday, January 1st, 2015, soldiers came to Umm Jamal, near the settlement of Maskiot, and demolished thirty structures: ten homes and twenty sheep pens and storerooms. Eighty persons remained homeless. The Red Cross brought six tents as well as mattresses.

The same locality was demolished by the Israeli army one year ago.

On Sunday, December 28th, 2014, government agents escorted by police arrived at the Bedouin locality in the Negev – Awajan near the town of Lakiya, plowed and destroyed wheat fields.

On Tuesday, December 30, 2014, they demolished a structure at Tell Sheva.

In Umm Batin, north of the Jewish suburb of Omer, government agents uprooted dozens of olive trees.

In Kseife, they demolished a structure.

At Ar'ara they destroyed the floor of a home. 

For further information: amosg@shefayim.org.il

Don't Say We Did Not Know #435

Reposted from Amos Gvirtz

On Monday, December 22, 2014, with the approval and coordination of the Israeli army, Palestinian farmers of the villages of Tukuah and Genta entered farmland that have been out of bounds for everyone. The security official of Nokdim settlement entered the area and assaulted the Palestinian farmers. Soldiers present did not prevent him from doing so. Later, the official tried to run over two village council chairmen with his vehicle.

Unlike the DCO officers on the ground, at DCO Headquarters anger was expressed at the conduct of the security official and the assaulted Palestinians were encouraged to lodge a complaint.

On Monday, December 22, 2014, government agents escorted by police arrived at the Bedouin village of Sa'wah, near Hura, and instructed seven residents to demolish their homes or else they would be demolished by the authorities. On the next day, all seven did as instructed.

On Thursday, December 25, 2014, government agents escorted by police arrived at the Bedouin village a-Za'arura, east of Road no. 80, and demolished three homes. 39 persons have remained homeless.

For further information: amosg@shefayim.org.il

Don't Say We Did Not Know #437

Reposted from Amos Gvirtz

On Friday, 9th January, 2015, Palestinians from Qawawis (in the South Hebron Hills) discovered that forty olive trees and three almond trees had been vandalised on a plot of land between the Susya settlement and the outpost Mitzpe Yair.

The same day other Palestinian farmers in the area discovered that on their plots, too, near Susya junction, some 200 young olive saplings had been vandalized as well.

Questions and queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il

Don't Say We Did Not Know #434

Reposted from Amos Gvirtz

According to the Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality’s home demolition statistics, there were 859 Negev Bedouin homes demolished between July 2013 and June 1014!

78% were demolished by the owners under threat by the inspectors that if they didn’t demolish their homes themselves, the  State would demolish them, and the owners would have to pay the State’s demolition costs.

On Wednesday, government representatives escorted by police came to demolish homes in Bedouin localities in the Negev. In Tel Arad, north of Kseife, a large addition to a mosque was destroyed.  In A-Zarnug, north of the Beer Sheva – Dimona highway, they demolished two structures.  In Al-Ghara, west of Nevatim air force base, they demolished a structure, and in Laqiya, they demolished a structure.

Questions and queries: amosg@shefayim.org.il