Day 3 Getting to know the SHH (South Hebron Hills)

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Our home in Yatta.

The first full day in Yatta was a busy one. We had 3 meetings in Hebron to get acquainted with agencies that may be able to provide assistance to villages re: agricultural help, rebuilding and, most importantly, adequate water supply. We then had lunch and also saw the closed Al-Shuhada Street.

At 3 p.m. we went to the Fawwar Camp. This has been a refugee camp since 1949 and has about 9500 inhabitants which makes it one of the smaller camps. In August, the soldiers from the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) raided a home and the people heard a shot. The soldiers left and then the people saw that their 12-yr-old son had been shot in the lower back. He died. We talked to the mother, uncle and grandfather. We are to follow up to make sure the investigation into the incident is not dropped. See news article.

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Poster showing body of Khalil Muhammad Ahmad al-Anati on a wall outside his parent’s home.

Later our driver took us to the village of Urn al Amad. However there is only one home left in front of the Israeli Ot’niel settlement.The home belongs to a shepherd and we will at times be with him to protect him from settlers. We also took pictures and noticed that there was activity further down the hill indicating that the settlers may be taking more land. This we will report to the UNOCHA.

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4justpeace

Accompaniment in Palestine and Israel

in the West Bank

Life under occupation

A Mosaic For Peace

this blog will describe my journey as an Ecumenical Accompanier with the World Council of Church's Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel from September to December 2011, from February to April 2013, and my volunteer work with the Hebron International Resources Network in 2014 and 2015

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