the third hit her in the kneecap: teenager targeted by zionist soldiers

“She was standing in the wheat field near her demolished home, about 800 m from Green Line border, when Israeli soldiers began shooting. The first two bullets hit the ground near her. The third hit her in the kneecap,” Wafa al Najar’s mother explained, sitting on an empty hospital bed next to her injured daughter.… Read More the third hit her in the kneecap: teenager targeted by zionist soldiers

Dirty Tricks: Israeli Soldiers Shoot Deaf Palestinian Farmer, 4th Farmer Shot in 3 weeks

17 February What caused the Israeli soldiers to shoot a deaf farmer today? Was he threatening? Was it because the group of farm labourers had successfully worked quickly to harvest their day’s wages? Was the sight of retreating, unarmed, clearly non-threatening civilians too tempting to resist? Whatever the motivation, the result is another casualty of… Read More Dirty Tricks: Israeli Soldiers Shoot Deaf Palestinian Farmer, 4th Farmer Shot in 3 weeks

What’s 25,000 flowers when 40 million rot and farmers continue to be shot at?

*Abu Alaa, bringing food for his donkeys and camels -by Eva Bartlett “I worked on farms in Israel for 15 years,” Abu Alaa, the owner of the land said.  “We had a good relationship, and the Israeli farmers loved my bread, Palestinian bread, and our baclawa (“baklava”) sweets. I had to stop working there when… Read More What’s 25,000 flowers when 40 million rot and farmers continue to be shot at?

no rest

[photo: Donna Wallach] Yesterday was deceptively calm for J. We were able to plant some potatoes, harvest more radishes, and begin laying piping to replace the irrigation pipes that were destroyed just last may when J.’s farmland was razed, his chicken barn (3,000 chickens and a couple hundred pigeons) was destroyed, and acres of olive… Read More no rest