Category West Bank

THE DAILY GRIND

In which Ron Ben-Yishai plays soldier with the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) in Qalandiya refugee camp: The operation had three objectives. The first was what the military calls ‘mowing the lawn’ – detention of suspected terrorists and seizure of weapons, ammunition and explosives. Within Qalandia a great deal of weapons are produced, both for terrorist and criminal […]

Settler’s Army

On 6 February, in the south Hebron Hills, near the settlement of Ma’on, Israeli forces beat and detained two 15-year-old children over night, following complaints by the settlement head that they were grazing their sheep on land planned for the expansion of the settlement. – UN OCHA, ‘Weekly update‘ (13 February, 2015)