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Residents of Susiya & Israeli solidarity activists demonstrate against the demolition of the village.

Hassan Al Najjar has seen Israel destroy his house in Gaza twice, but refuses to stop rebuilding.

Haith M. Katib's daughter asks, "Why do the Israelis come to our house, when we don't go to theirs?"

This video documents how inhabitants of Al Nu'man are being forced out by the expansion of the City of Jerusalem (they have only West Bank IDs, so are considered illegal residents) & the enclosure of their village by the Wall.

Demos take place in Nabi Saleh, Ofer & Beit Ommar.

After a Supreme Court ruling, the Ministry of Defense evicts settlers from Ulpana in the West Bank.

Refugees deported from Israel arrive in South Sudan.

Ultra Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem protest plans to draft their youths into the IDF.

Thousands protest the arrest of social justice activists in Tel Aviv.

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  •  Thanks for the opening Susya video! (2+ / 0-)
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    elliott, Celtic Merlin

    Here's David Shulman's account of the demonstration:

    If you lift, even for a moment, the grisly illusion of earnestness that soldiers are forced, by their very impotence, to maintain, the absurdity of the whole thing shines through.

    What are they doing here, anyway, standing on the stolen lands of Susya, broiled and charred by the Susya sun, staggering under the weight they have to carry? They must be thirsty and, I imagine, bored. I think, in general, remembering my own experience when I wore the costume, there’s nothing more ridiculous than a
    soldier and nothing more daffy or demented than following pointless orders even to the point of death, as soldiers are sworn to do—as if it made sense, just for example, to keep the Susyans away from their wells and their homes, or to drive them into the desert after the bulldozers have knocked down their tattered tents, or any of the other cruelties these same soldiers might soon be called upon to carry out.

    Then again, I suppose there is a certain sense, if sheer malevolence deserves such a name. But I don’t think the bewildered, heat-struck soldiers standing here before me are themselves driven by the wish to hurt. They are trapped by the system they have chosen to be part of, unable or unwilling to free themselves from its foolishness; some of them may almost be aware of their pitiable state.

    Nothing is ever so true as the truth revealed by a clown.

    And now there is a Susiya Forever blog dedicated to the villages fight for survival. With tons of videos and information.
  •  Former Israeli PM Yitzhak Shamir died today. (0+ / 0-)
    As leader of the right-wing Likud party, Mr Shamir was prime minister between 1983-1984, and in 1986-1992.

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