Tagged: West Bank

As Israeli Bulldozers Circle, a Tiny Village Takes Center Stage in Palestinian Struggle News Roundup
Loveday Morris and Sufian Taha, The Washington Post

As Israeli Bulldozers Circle, a Tiny Village Takes Center Stage in Palestinian Struggle

Growing up herding sheep and goats in the hills east of Jerusalem, Eid Jahalin never expected to find himself one day lobbying in the halls of the U.S. Congress. But that is how the 51-year-old spent last week, as the small cluster of shacks he calls his home village comes under threat of demolition by Israeli bulldozers.

about 1 week ago
Protests Erupt at Bedouin Village Israel Plans to Demolish News Roundup
Ali Sawafta, Reuters

Protests Erupt at Bedouin Village Israel Plans to Demolish

Palestinian protests broke out on Wednesday at a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank facing Israeli demolition in what rights groups have condemned as a bid to expand Jewish settlement.

about 1 week ago
‘We will still resist’: West Bank Village Digs In As Demolition Looms News Roundup
Ian Lee and Abeer Salman, CNN

‘We will still resist’: West Bank Village Digs In As Demolition Looms

A hair-raising dash across a busy highway is one of two ways of reaching the West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar. The other is to navigate a rugged and barely passable dirt track.

about 1 week ago
Israeli Forces Assault Palestinians, Prepare to Demolish Village News Roundup
Al-Jazeera

Israeli Forces Assault Palestinians, Prepare to Demolish Village

At least 35 Palestinians wounded as Israeli forces prepare to demolish the entire Khan al-Ahmar village near Jerusalem.

about 1 week ago
Bedouin Village Emerges As Test Case for Israeli Settlers News Roundup
Mehul Srivastava, Financial Times

Bedouin Village Emerges As Test Case for Israeli Settlers

Within weeks, if not days, the Israeli army is planning a complete demolition of the Arab village to make space for the expansion of the nearby Jewish settlement of Kfar Adumim, the Red Village. “They could come at any time,” said Ahmed Abu Daud, who lives in Khan al Ahmar. “You go to sleep not knowing what will happen tomorrow.”

about 2 weeks ago
Ahed Tamimi’s Father: We Will Continue to Resist Israel’s Occupation as a Family Op-Eds & Analysis
Bassem Tamimi, Newsweek

Ahed Tamimi’s Father: We Will Continue to Resist Israel’s Occupation as a Family

Last week, a video of my 16-year-old daughter Ahed resisting an Israeli soldier who was trespassing on our land in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh went viral. The contrast could not have been clearer and was on display for the entire world to see: a heavily armed soldier from Israel’s army of occupation and a young Palestinian woman armed with nothing but her courage and a righteous desire for justice and freedom. And for that reason, she had to be punished by Israel.

on December 24, 2017
Palestinian Teacher of the Year on How to Help Traumatized Children News Roundup
Lucy Westcott, Newsweek

Palestinian Teacher of the Year on How to Help Traumatized Children

Like many teachers around the world, Hanan Al Hroub deals with many challenges in her job. Huge class sizes mean teachers can’t spend as much time individually with each child, salaries are low and much of the education budget goes on administrative costs instead of programs for her students, she says. But there are some concerns unique to places like the West Bank...

on September 27, 2016
Don’t Call Us ‘Israeli Arabs’: Palestinians in Israel Speak Out News Roundup
Sam Bahour, Haaretz

Don’t Call Us ‘Israeli Arabs’: Palestinians in Israel Speak Out

When Israel’s founding fathers removed by force the native Palestinian Arab population living where they intended to establish their state, they murdered or displaced more than 80% of that population. This act of ethnic cleansing — to borrow one of Benjamin Netanyahu’s newly found phrases  — was given a name in Arabic: the Nakba, or catastrophe.

on September 26, 2016
New Attack on Free Speech: Pro-Israel Groups Wage War on Campus Freedom News Roundup
David Palumbo-Liu, Salon

New Attack on Free Speech: Pro-Israel Groups Wage War on Campus Freedom

College campuses traditionally have been the sites of social and political protest — the combination of youth, intellectual energy, free speech, and academic freedom is a powerful catalyst for vibrant and often heated debate. Given the strain this can sometimes place on the equilibrium of universities, it is not surprising...

on September 24, 2016
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