Monthly Archives: October 2012

Terrorists don’t go through checkpoints

‘Terrorists don’t go through checkpoints,’ said Hannah Barg memorably, ‘they’re not stupid.’ Hannah and some of her friends set up and have worked for Machsom Watch (Hebrew for checkpoint) for the last ten years. They are a group of Israeli … Continue reading

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Education Education Education

“The Occupying Power shall, with the cooperation of the national and local authorities, facilitate the proper working of all institutions devoted to the care and education of children.” (Article 50 of the Fourth Geneva Convention) “The people here don’t care … Continue reading

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The Invisible Fence

The tiny enclave of Upper Yanoun is carved into the hillside 15 km south west of Nablus in the northern part of the West Bank.  It is set at the end of a valley in rolling hills with breathtakingly beautiful … Continue reading

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Military incursion in West Bank village, no one hurt

The above title could compete well with the famous ‘Small earthquake in Chile, not many dead’ for the least attention grabbing headline of the year. On Thursday last week, we got a call that the Israeli military were in Jayyous … Continue reading

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