Archive for the 'Tubas Region - Reports from Palestinians' Category

Demolitions in the Jordan valley: Steadfastness in the face of destruction

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Credit: Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign. Date: August 8th, 2007.

Occupation forces today went on a spree of demolitions in the Jordan Valley, destroying four homes and two water tanks in Bardala, Sahel Libqeya, Frush Beit Dajan and Jiftlik.

The photographs taken at the scene today, below, vividly illustrate how the Occupation is attacking Palestinian lives and land.


Action Alert: Al-Hadidiya and Hamsa (Jordan Valley) to be evacuated

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Latest News, Palestinian grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, August 7th, 2007Today the Occupation forces have confirmed that they are preparing to evacuate the villages of al-Hadidiya and Humsa in the Jordan Valley, if necessary by force.


Fasai’l: Building a school, building resistance

Monday, August 6th, 2007

Latest News, Palestinian grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, August 5th, 2007

The first bricks have been laid for a new school in the

Above: For the first time since 40 years of occupation, Fasai’l children will have a school

Palestinian village of Fasai’l in the Jordan Valley, at the heart of the West Bank. The villagers hope to provide an education for the young people of the village, but the project is also a statement of defiance.


Statement from Tubas PGFTU and Brighton Tubas Friendship and Solidarity Group in support of the UNISON motion

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Boycott Israel, the State of Occupation


Updates On Hadidya and Fasayil

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

I telephoned Ali in Fasayil and Abu Sacca in Hadidya on Monday.

I think we should try to do this every one or two weeks

Ali Jahalin (the head of the village committee in Fasayil) said that the army had not returned to Fasayil since our visit but the demolition orders remained on the 5 hoses. That they had used the money we donated to clear the land for the new tent school and that they were now only waiting for the tents as they were confident they would be allocated teachers by the education ministry.

Abu Sacca (whose house has a military demolition order in Hadidya) said that the army had been to the village twice since we left but everything was quiet at the moment. He said that Spanish ISM volunteers were currently staying with Abu Arrif (where I stayed). He expressed thanks for the internationals being there. He said that there was nowhere for him to go and that he would not move.

The circumcision along with the wedding

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

by Jamil Dababat

TUBAS (WAFA) – There was great joy at Shaded Abdel Rahim Hussein Bsharat’s 57, yesterday morning, pending the birth of his 24th daughter Somoud But at the last moment, when he was getting ready to take his wife to hospital, the Israeli army came to his house with a demolition order to be carried out in 48 hours. (more…)

Israel confiscates 238 Dunums of land from Bardala, Jordan Valley

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Press Release from Jameel in Tubas 30th April 2007
Receiving the notices of confiscating 238.6 dunums by the Israeli authority yesterday was painful for the residents of Bardala in the north of the Jordan Valley, especially for those who own agricultural land. (more…)

Play “Living in metal” engages audience inside prison walls

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
by Jameel al-Husni
AL-FAR'A – On the walls of cells built by the British mandate authority
there appears the worn bodies of Palestinians bleeding. Nearby sits an
Israeli intelligence officer behind a table in the middle of a yard
surrounded by narrow cells facing a shaking Palestinian youth. On the
rooftops of the nearby rooms, there stand soldiers pointing their arms
towards a crowd of Palestinians watching this scene in great astonishment
for its deep eloquence and expressive theme.


Tubas Residents Arrested

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

One of our contacts in Tubas told me yesterday that a flying checkpoint had been set up preventing students from coming back to Tubas from the American University. Two Tubas residents were arrested at the checkpoint. Their families currently do not know where they are. Both of them are ex-prisoners

Al Haq - The Jordan Valley, Land and Self-Determination

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007
*30 March 2007*

Al-Haq takes the occasion of Land Day to highlight the intrinsic link between land and the exercise of the right to self-determination. Over nearly 40 years of occupation, Israel’s pervasive policies of land expropriation and confiscation, settlement construction and movement restrictions have severely damaged the access of the Palestinian people to their land in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), thereby rendering the meaningful exercise of the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination all but impossible. (more…)