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Bir el Eid

  • In South Hebron Hills, Palestinians always fear the next demolition

    Dolev Rahat returns with experiences and impressions from the journey of destruction wrought by the Israeli Civil Administration at the Palestinian village of  Bir El Id, located in the South Hebron Hills By Dolev Rahat | Originally published by Rabbis for Human Rights On Monday, June 20th, 2011 the Israeli Civil Administration, accompanied by a private Israeli contracting company, destroyed the village of Chirbat Bir El Id, in the South Hebron Hills. During the course of one morning the forces demolished six residential structures and  tents, and one toilet structure. The forces also uprooted fruit and vegetable patches, and cut…

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  • Update from South Hebron Hills: The IDF on cruise control

    Israeli activists that try to escort Palestinian farmers to their water holes are met with smoke grenades and threatened with arrests Bir-el Eid, South Hebron Hills - Last Saturday, Taa’yush activists escorted again Ziyad Yunis from Bir el Eid to his water cistern. Once again settlers from the nearby illegal outpost of Mitzpeh Yair rushed down to us to violently and unabashedly prevent us from doing so. Once again the army and police showed up to kick us out of the area without due cause. This Saturday they also used smoke grenades on us. The scenario is quite clear. Palestinians…

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  • Watch: a sole settler deprives an entire community of water

    A visit by Ta’ayush activists to the hills near Bir el Eid turns into a tug-of-war with a local settler On Saturday, a lone settler from the illegal outpost of Mitzpeh Yair prevented water access to Palestinians living in Bir el Eid.  This is not the first time this has happened. The specific water cistern – dug by Palestinians from Bir el Eid and situated on their privately owned land – has been impossible to pump water out of for months because the settlers from this tiny neighboring outpost of about 10 families are adamant about annexing it (even though…

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