Category Archives: FiringZone 918

Settlers break solar panels in Bir al ‘Idd

During the night of March 26 settlers came into the village of Bir al ‘Idd and broke the solar panels which provide the village with light and electricity.  A resident of the village heard his dog barking and loud crashing.  He … Continue reading

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Settlers from Mitzpe Yair outpost chase shepherds and flock off land near Qawawis

On March 23 in the South Hebron Hills settlers from Mitzpe Yair Ouptpost  forced shepherds off grazing land near the village of Qawawis. The settlers came out above where the shepherds were grazing their flock, below the settlement of Mitzpe Yair, … Continue reading

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Settlers from Mitzpe Yair attack Palestinian shepherds in Masafer Yatta during Purim

 On Sunday March 16, during the Jewish holiday of Purim,  Operation Dove reported that  Israeli settlers attacked Palestinians and Internationals on Palestinian fields near the illegal outpost of  Mitzpe Yair adjacent to Firing Zone 918 in Masafer Yatta.  A settler … Continue reading

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Israeli helicopter hovers over school and agricultural land in Al Fakheit, South Hebron Hills February 20, 2014

This was the view this morning from the schoolyard of the Al Fakheit school in Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron. Al Fakheit is a Palestinian village which lies inside an area claimed by Israel as Firing Zone 918. Military training … Continue reading

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Palestinian activists successfully plant 100 olive trees in fields targeted by settlers

The following news release is from Operation Dove’s team in Tuwani, South Heborn Hills.  Operation Dove provides protective presence and accompaniment to the Masafer Yatta area.  Five days previous to this action Israeli settlers uprooted and destroyed 80 Palestinian olive … Continue reading

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Palestinian shepherd detained near Jinba

February 13, 2014 A Palestinian shepherd who was grazing his flock near the village of Jinba in Masafer Yatta, West Bank, was detained today for over one hour by Israeli soldiers. Jinba lies inside Israeli Firing Zone 918, where 1000 … Continue reading

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Settlers attack Palestinian shepherds, Israeli activists and internationals during nonviolent action in South Hebron Hills

Below is a press release that Christian Peacemaker Team’s colleagues Operation Dove wrote about a settler attack on February 8 2014.  Operation Dove coordinates the international presence in Firing Zone 918 in which CPT participates. Settlers attack Palestinian shepherds, Israeli … Continue reading

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SOUTH HEBRON HILLS: Umm al-Kher facing settler attacks, settlement expansion and a lawsuit from Karmel

SOUTH HEBRON HILLS: Umm al-Kher facing settler attacks, settlement expansion and a lawsuit from Karmel Umm al-Kher is a village of about 135 people from the al-Hathaleen Bedouin who fled from their original lands near the Israeli city of Arad … Continue reading

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CPT PALESTINE REFLECTION: Why they should stay

by C.D. Fox In 1999, the Israeli military administration forcibly expelled 900 people and destroyed their homes within an area it calls Firing Zone 918.  Only after residents petitioned the Israeli High Court did it grant a temporary injunction in … Continue reading

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Military Training Amid Villages in South Hebron Hills

During the most recent weekly visit to villages in the South Hebron hills, CPTers witnessed the presence of a large group of Israeli soldiers and heard an artillery training activity.  Every week, CPT provides protective presence in an area, home … Continue reading

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