What are summer days like here in the
South Hebron Hills? It depends. On a good day, we sit with
Palestinian shepherds as they nonviolently resist Israeli settlers,
who have used violence to seize the land. The Palestinians graze
sheep on lands where Israeli settlers have attacked, stoned, shot at,
and threatened Palestinian shepherds. We sit, listen to the shepherds
tell us stories of life on the land before the Israeli occupation.
We laugh together, and the shepherds teach us how to flick tiny
pebbles between our two index fingers.