Monday, 17 April 2017
Israeli Settler Makes Chicken Noises…plus Hebron Under Lockdown
Came across this on Twitter and couldn’t resist posting it. Quite a performance by an Israeli settler in the West Bank. A “flower” indeed.
Also, the West Bank city of Hebron has basically been under lockdown for the entire week as the city’s Jewish population celebrates Passover. Here are a couple of articles.
In Pictures…Al-Khalil on Lockdown as Israeli Settlers and Tourists Celebrate Pesach
Since the evening of April 10th, 2017, Israeli forces have imposed increased restrictions on the Palestinians of al-Khalil as colonial settlers and Israeli tourists celebrate Pesach – or Passover – across the city. So far, homes have been occupied, checkpoints closed, and Palestinian children attacked with teargas during the week-long holiday. Preparations for the festival began early in the week as an increasing number of Israeli soldiers and military vehicles arrived in Hebron.
Israeli Soldiers Occupy Home of Palestinian Family During Pesach, Al-Khalil
A Palestinian family living in the Old City of al-Khalil were subject to nightly home intrusions by Israeli forces throughout the week leading up to Pesach, or Passover. On Wednesday 12th April, ISM activists visited the home on Shalallah Street before staying with the family overnight to monitor the situation.
The father of the family told ISM activists how six soldiers would arrive at the house at roughly 2 am, banging aggressively on the door with their M16 rifles before forcibly making their way up to the roof of the family home. These incursions occurred several times throughout the week as the same soldiers would arrive in the middle of the night to access and occupy the roof where they would sit for just one hour before leaving again through the family home.