At-Tuwani

Armed man kills two animals; Escapes to Havat Ma'on settlement

Maghayir Al-Abeed, South Hebron Hills, West Bank – In the early afternoon of 23 January 2011, an armed man killed two animals near the South Hebron Hills village of Maghayir Al-Abeed. Two teenage shepherds reported that they were watering their family's flock at a well just above their village when a man running through the area, carrying an M-16, fired four or five shots at the dog which accompanies their flock. The shooter proceeded to chase the flock, kicking a ewe and throwing rocks at its head.

MAGHAYIR AL-ABEED: Armed man kills two animals; Escapes to Havat Ma'on settlement

Maghayir Al-Abeed, South Hebron Hills, West Bank – In the early afternoon of 23 January 2011, an armed man killed two animals near the South Hebron Hills village of Maghayir Al-Abeed. Two teenage shepherds reported that they were watering their family's flock at a well just above their village when a man running through the area, carrying an M-16, fired four or five shots at the dog which accompanies their flock. The shooter proceeded to chase the flock, kicking a ewe and throwing rocks at its head.

Israeli settlers lay in front of tractors; attempt to prohibit Palestinian agricultural work

At-Tuwani, South Hebron Hills, West Bank – On Saturday, 22nd of January, Palestinian farmers successfully plowed fields in Khoruba valley, despite heavy harassment by settlers from the nearby  settlement of Ma'on.

AT-TUWANI REPORT: “The Dangerous Road to Education. Palestinian Students Suffer Under Settler Violence and Military Negligence”

 

Operation Dove (Nonviolent Peace Corps of Association “Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII”) and Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) announce the publication of the 2009-2010 report on the Israeli military escort to the Palestinian schoolchildren from the villages of Tuba and Maghayir al-Abeed.

SOUTH HEBRON HILLS: Israeli Settlers set fire to a house-tent in the Palestinian village of Susiya

During the night of the 28 December 2010, Israeli settlers attacked the Palestinian village of Susiya, setting fire to a house-tent containing a sleeping family.  Around 3.00 a.m., the fire, caused by bottles filled with a flammable substance, awoke the villagers.  They then saw three settlers from the nearby settlement of Suseya running toward a car.

PALESTINE REFLECTION: Getting a good night’s sleep

"It's been a hard day's night, and I should be sleeping like a log.”

A couple weeks ago, I started downloading some of those old Beatles songs that I didn't yet have in my collection and it occurred to me I did sleep like a log despite the following:

a) An armed Israeli soldier less than thirty metres away was keeping us and of course some neighbouring Jewish settlers “safe”.  His radio crackled constantly; and his guard dogs were barking.
b) The CPT Apartment in the old city Al-Khalil/Hebron is a chicken market with cockerels crowing all night and every night
c) It was my fifteenth different bed in thirty-five nights.

SOUTH HEBRON HILLS: Israeli military demolishes three cisterns and two wells in arid region.

SOUTH HEBRON HILLS – On Tuesday, 14 December 2010, the Israeli military demolished three water cisterns and two wells in the arid and hilly Khashem Ad Daraj/Hathaleen region, about twenty-six km southeast of Hebron/al-Khalil.  The military gave no reason for the destruction of the wells and cisterns.

Israeli soldiers detain five Palestinian schoolboys

November 21, 2010

At-Tuwani - Claiming that the children were throwing stones, Israeli soldiers detained five Palestinian schoolboys.
Since the beginning of 2005, the children from the village of Tuba wait every morning for an Israeli army escort to accompany them to the school in At-Tuwani, along the shortest road that goes through the Israeli settlement of Ma’on and the illegal outpost of Havat Ma’on. The escort’s task is to protect the children from the violence of the Israeli settlers of Havat Ma’on.

AT-TUWANI UPDATE: October 2010

School Patrol

Together with the members of Operation Dove, the team monitored the Israeli military accompaniment of the school children from the Tuba area as they passed near the Israeli settlement of Ma'on. Twice the soldiers failed to arrive in the afternoon, and the internationals accompanied the children back to Tuba. Four settlers, with faces masked, chased the children during one of these accompaniments, but no verbal or physical contact with the settlers occurred, and no one was injured. On another occasion, two high school students were returning to Tuba when two masked settlers stole the donkey they were riding.  Later the donkey appeared back in Tuba missing its saddle.

SOUTH HEBRON HILLS: Israeli Army arrests young Palestinian man in South Hebron Hills

On the morning of Saturday, 30 October 2010, around 10:30 a.m., Israeli soldiers arrested a young Palestinian man from the village of Tuba, in the South Hebron Hills, who had been filming Israeli soldiers chasing two young Palestinian shepherds from Tuba.