It has a been a very busy time here and so we did not have a chance to send the weekly update last week. Israeli forces attacked Syria and the US administration said they support this violation of International law. Israeli forces violently attacked Palestinian Christians near the Church of the Holy Sepulcher on Easter (Eastern Christian Calendar) and prevented most of us from entering Jerusalem and the US administration stayed silent.
Israel forces attacked a number of Palestinian villages and evicted many from their homes last week claiming their need to do “military excercizes.” In Nebi Saleh where I and some students stayed overnight in the home of Bassem and Nariman Tamimi and their lovely four children including Ahed amimi the girl who was given a bravery award for standing up to soldiers who took her brother (see video below) and her brother who was shot (another incident). We were doing some environmental/biodiversity work but witnessed attacks including firing incendiary tear gas canisters that set fields on fire and broke windowns of the Tamimi’s home. Villagers are still prevented from accessing their water spring. All these attacks remind us that Zionism as a colonial settler movement is incompatible with peace. Israel spoils Easter celebrations by Palestinian Christianshttps://www.youtube.
When Israeli denial of Palestinian existence becomes genocidal by Ilan Pappehttp://
Brave Palestinian girl Ahed Tamimi vs Soldier : Where is my brother?https://www.youtube.