Sophia's Peace Work

Friday, September 28, 2007

On my birthday Israeli Settlers were throwing stones ...

RELEASE FROM THE CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAM (CPT): Settlers enter village in the South Hebron Hills, assault Palestinians

On September 23rd, shortly before sundown, ten Israeli settlers entered the village of Tuba in the South Hebron Hills. The settlers threw stones, hitting a woman and her adult son. Settlers remained in the village for about an hour. Israeli partners called police at 5:30pm to report the
incident. Police did not arrive in Tuba until 7:30pm after the settlers had already left.

Tuba, a village of about 75 people, has experienced on-going harassment by settlers from the nearby Israeli settlement of Ma'on, and illegal outpost Havat Ma'on. School aged children from Tuba are accompanied to school in nearby At-Tuwani by an Israeli military escort because of repeated attacks on the children by settlers. In April of this year, three girls were injured when settlers attacked the children on their way home from school and stole two of the children's book bags. Two weeks ago, the Israeli military demolished an outpost tent the settlers had built illegally on Tuba land. Local Palestinians report that settlers began rebuilding the structure almost immediately.


  • Hi Anna,
    I've been checking your blog to see what you've been up to in that very interesting and dangerous part of the world. Alas, no update this week! I hope you're well and can update your blog soon so we know you are!

    Be well -


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 14, 2007 7:57 AM  

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