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Israel-Palestine: This week – February 6-13, 2022 – in the Occupied Territories

Saturday 19 February 2022, by siawi3

Source: https://taayush.org

Taayush Report:

This week – February 6-13, 2022 – in the Occupied Territories

Kahanist Member of Knesset Ben Gvir opened a makeshift office in a Palestinian family’s backyard in Sheikh Jarrah, igniting war in the neighborhood – right-wing Jewish mobs rally in the area attacking Palestinian homes – violent street fights between Palestinian and Jewish youth – the police responded with stun grenades, blocked the neighborhood and arrested 12 persons; All week, colonist terrorists hurled stones at Palestinian cars, invaded Palestinian villages, vandalized vehicles, cut down trees and sprayed racist hate graffiti throughout the West Bank; Activists documented another new colonist outpost in the Palestinian Jordan Valley; The occupation army carried out maneuvers on tended Palestinian fields in the Jordan Valley causing massive damage, also killing two cows; ‘Ma’ale Ahuviya’ terrorists were documented rebuilding their dismantled outpost, vandalizing Palestinian property in the area, and going on a car-chase after activists;

The office of Ben Gvir in the yard of the Salem family home, Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem, February 13, 2022

South Hebron Hills

Colonists invaded a Palestinian field officially out-of-bounds for Israelis in Susya, on Sunday, February 6. They carried out surveyor work and were escorted by the settlement’s security officer as well as Israeli soldiers.

The colonists of the new outpost near ‘Meitarim’ continue to terrorize Palestinian shepherds around Zanouta. On Tuesday, a colonist arrived on his tractor to harass the flocks. On Saturday, the terrorist who had turned his dog loose on the flock last week (and caused the sheep serious wounds and failed births) – returned ti harass shepherds, accompanied by his mates and the same dog. The terrorists arrived on their ATVs, escorted by soldiers. The soldiers remained to watch over the ATVs while the terrorists descended towards the flocks. The presence of activists apparently prevented another attack.

On Saturday, a colonist with his flock from ‘Mitzpe Yair’ invaded a tended Palestinian-owned field at Umm Al Arais. Soldiers and Border Police present there refused to get them out and the landowner was forced to do it himself, and also summoned the police. The same day, two colonists invaded the village of Touba and threatened villagers.

Protest action was held on Saturday in En Al Beida, opposite the cowsheds of the colonies ‘Carmel’ and ‘Maon’, against the expulsion of local shepherds there during the past week. However, the next day, February 13, the colonists again chased out Palestinian shepherds, and were only stopped by the arrival of activists.

To join Ta’ayush in The South Hebron Hills this Saturday call 055-2770168

Please make an effort to register no later than Thursday evening. Please bring an ID/passport, a hat, water and food for the day. It is advised to take into consideration cultural differences in the choice of clothing.

Palestinian Jordan Valley and the West Bank Hill Range

All week, the violent terrorist from the ‘illegal’ outpost near Hamra attacked Palestinian shepherds in the area, either by flying a drone or galloping into the flocks on his ATV or on horseback, accompanied by other colonists, and in the presence of soldiers. Activists who summoned police on Tuesday were threatened with arrest, and the army responded by issuing a ‘closed military zone’ order for the area. The next day, soldiers tried to prevent grazing there without any authorization, and on Thursday the terrorist on horseback was back, dispersing the flocks, while the army stood aside and watched, and finally chased away the shepherds and activists with a ‘closed military zone’ order.

Villagers of Khalat Makhoul and Samra in the northern Palestinian Jordan Valley, too, suffered harassment and invasions of colonist herds this week from the illegal outpost near tended fields. In Farisiya and En Al Hilwa activists accompanied the shepherds unhampered.

In Auja in the southern Palestinian Jordan Valley, Palestinian shepherds reported being chased out of grazing grounds by the colonists from ‘Havat Omer’, who came all the way to their homes to threaten them. Most days this week, activists accompanied the shepherds to pasture unhampered. On Friday, February 11, soldiers tried to chase away the shepherds without authorization, but activists prevented this. Then two Jewish terrorists riding an ATV arrived and attacked the shepherds and the flock. A Palestinian shepherd was wounded and taken to hospital by ambulance. A complained was lodged with the police.

At Tayibe Junction and in Deir Jarayer colonists continued invading tended Palestinian fields with their flocks this week. On Tuesday, activists accompanied shepherds and were harassed by colonists. The activists documented the rebuilding of terrorist outpost ‘Ma’ale Ahuviya’. A vehicle with masked Jewish terrorists started a car chase after the activists. The next night, Wednesday, February 9, the terrorists from ‘Ma’ale Ahuviya’ vandalized a car and a tractor of a Deir Jarayer villager living nearby, as a ‘response’ to the demolition of structures in their outpost.

Military maneuvers were held this week for three days in Palestinian-owned tended fields belonging to villagers of Bardala, and caused heavy damages. During the military maneuvers held throughout the Jordan Valley, two cows were killed at Khirbet Jabaris.

To join activity in the Jordan Valley, please contact Arik: 050-5607034

Jerusalem

On Thursday, February 10, activists held a solidarity demonstration outside the courthouse along with 27 Palestinian families who own land in Wadi Al Rababa, and against whom the municipality issued ‘gardening orders’ at the bidding of the colonist association El’ad.

On Thursday night, fire broke out in a colonist home in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, and was put out thanks to alert Palestinian neighbors. The weekly protest vigil against the eviction of Palsetinian families from their homes in the neighborhood was held unhampered on Friday. However, on Saturday heavy clashes broke out following the announcement of Ultra-right Member of Knesset Itamar Ben Gvir that he intends to open an office at the site of the claimed arson. Colonists roamed the streets and pepper-sprayed Palestinians. The police threw stun grenades. On Sunday morning, Ben Gvir opened his makeshift ‘office’ in the yard of the Salem family home, intended for eviction, and was accompanied by dozens of cursing Judeo-Nazis. The clashes escalated in the evening, as hundreds of Jewish and Palestinian youth threw stones in the neighborhood and shot fireworks at the policet. Members of Knesset of the Joint List party who came to support the Salem family were attacked and barely rescued. Judeo-Nazis held siege to the house and threw stones and building blocks into it. The police used water-cannons, stun grenades and rubber-coated ammunition to disperse the crowd. 12 people were arrested, among them Jews and Palestinians.

The weekly protest in Sheikh Jarrah takes place every Friday. We will meet at the Sheikh Jarrah Garden, Nablus Road and Dahlmann St. at 3 p.m

Throughout the West Bank

A colonist gang invaded the area of the ‘Evyatar’ outpost on the robbed land of Palestinian village Beita (Nablus district) on Monday, February 7. The army secured the invaders. The next day, Tuesday, as preparation for demolishing the outpost ‘Ma’ale Ahuviya’, the army blocked the roads leading to Beita and the town of Huwwara.

On Wednesday, after the Israeli army executed three Palestinians in the heart of Nablus city, protests and confrontations with soldiers began around Hebron, Salfit, Beita and Burqa. A Palestinian was wounded by gunfire. Colonists threw stones at Palestinian cars around the Kiryat Arba colony. An Israeli taxi driver was attacked in Nablus.

The same day, Wednesday, terrorists from ‘Ramat Migron’ invaded lands belonging to the village of Burqa, and when Palestinians tried to block them, the Israeli army came and chased them out of their own fields with a ‘closed military area’ order.

Thursday night, Jewish terrorists invaded the village of Kifl Harith (Salfit district), prayed in a building they claim to be the ‘tomb of Yehoshu’a Ben Nun’, and as a reminder to the sanctity of the site, vandalized many villagers’ cars.

On Friday, the weekly demonstration protesting land theft of the village of Beita was held, and this week, too, soldiers targeted and attacked journalists and photographers documenting the protest.

Saturday, the cutting down of 80 olive trees (12-15 years-old) was reported in Yasouf village (Salfit district). On the same Sabbath, their sacred day, terrorists from ‘Bat Ayin’ uprooted over 50 olive trees in Sourif village (Hebron district) and attacked the Palestinian farmers who tried to stop them. That day, Saturday, terrorists from ‘Ma’ale Amos’ – built on the lands of Kisan village (Bethlehem district) – attacked two sisters from the village who came out to graze their flock, and beat and wounded the sheep. The occupation forces detained the sisters, and forced them to sign a commitment not to graze there any more, or else the sheep would be confiscated and the sisters fined.

Demolitions throughout the West Bank

Arab a-Rashaida (Bethlehem district) – 2 structures on Monday.
Al Mania (Bethlehem district) – one dwelling building on Monday.
Furush Beit Dajan (Nablus district) – one dwelling building on Tuesday.
Jayous (Qalqiliya district) – 2 structures on Tuesday.
Beit Kahil (Hebron district) – 3 structures on Wednesday.
Idna (Hebron district) – 2 structures on Wednesday.

Jewish Terrorism inside the ‘Green Line’ (Israel-proper)

27 cars were vandalized during a Jewish terrorist action in Kafr Qassem on Monday night. The terrorists sprayed Hebrew hate-graffiti and a Star of David.