B’Tselem July newsletter
Monthly update from B’Tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
I live in Susiya, a small Palestinian community in the South Hebron Hills of the West Bank and have worked at B’Tselem for five years, as coordinator of the camera distribution project in my area. In my work, I have frequently documented the Israeli military’s destruction of homes, livestock pens and water cisterns and heard the cries of children, women and old people during these demolitions.Now the specter of demolition hangs over my own family, my own children, and I feel a terrible sadness. My family has been expelled three times from its home, once before my birth and twice during my childhood.
Since 2001, after the Israeli High Court allowed us to return to the village and our homes remained standing, we dared to hope that perhaps this was the end of it. These latest demolition orders have driven my father to profound grief and despair. My son Ahmad, who is five, and his brother Lith, who is three, have never experienced demolition. I hope very much that we can prevent them from experiencing it now. To read my Op-ed on +972 blog click here. For background information, click here.
Nasser a-Nawaj’ah, B’Tselem Field Researcher
Click here to continue reading B’Tselem’s July 2012 newsletter, including the following items:
- Suspicion of abuse: Soldiers detained a 13-year-old boy and abandoned him at night, handcuffed
- Ulpana evacuation: Bibi’s shell game in the West Bank
- The writing is on the wall: Defense Minister must act to prevent next “Price Tag” incident
- Following B’Tselem’s documentation: Israeli army will stop using dogs to disperse demonstrations