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Free Tomato in Jayyous

Dear Friends, Last month Jayyous farmers let their crop of lemons rot, for the last three weeks the tomato harvest is laying unpicked. Today most of farmers in Jayyous announced to people “go and get tomato form the green houses ...

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At-Tuwani: communion tea

By Diane Janzen running quickly over the hills to approach settlers harvesting Palestinian wheat fields a confusion of angry words, sickles, and wheat churn in the air police and soldiers use threats of arrest to clear the area as we ...

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Collective Punishment in Bil’in

by Allison and Rann It was 12am on Sunday morning. We were headed to bed in Bil’in when we were alerted that Israeli soldiers had again entered the village. We, along with countless residents of Bil’in standing watch on rooftops, ...

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I Wish You Knew

by Hannah I’ve been meaning to write for days. I’ve been meaning to sit down, have a free moment, compose my thoughts, figure out how to translate my experiences into something understandable to a world where injustice is not quite ...

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Large military force secures destruction of olive trees

By Alison For photos of today’s demonstration see: http://www.flickr.com/photos/95353139@N00 At 7 am this morning, I joined a group of Palestinian villagers, Israelis, and internationals in the centre of Marda. We intended to go to the land where over a thousand ...

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May Day Demo, 2005

by Lena May day in the West Bank, and as a village marches in protest against the wall that will cut them off from over 50% of their land, the digger continues, picking away at the hillside relentlessly. Bil’in is ...

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Letter from Nablus

by Lena Nablus has the historical reputation of being at the heart of Palestinian resistance. The Israeli government apparently claims that this is still the case and the conditions of the occupation have been harsher here than elsewhere. After the ...

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Hellish Compounds in the Holy Land

by Lena Dear all, At Abu Dis, a small village on the outskirts of Jerusalem, the wall brings the road to an abrubt end, blocking what used to be the main route between Jerusalem and Jericho. About 9 meters high ...

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Letter from Hebron

by Ian After a period of fine weather, the city now has Biblical floods and power cuts. It’s difficult to know what’s going on down the road, let alone in the UK. Still, droplets of news dribble in. Apparently campaigning ...

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Leaving Biddu

by Mark I have been in Biddu for three days without internet access as there has been a general strike in Palestine. Three days ago we had a pretty bad day there even by normal standards. I only came to ...

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