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Palestine: Even Sheep Are Not Safe from Jewish Settlers

By Juwaid al-Tamimi | Wafa | 27.10.11

The villages of al-Litwani and al-Jawaya, in the south Hebron hills, are suffering from settler attacks and even the sheep are not spared. Settlers from the illegal outposts of Ma’on, Susya, and Karmel, all built on land belonging to the Palestinian village of Yatta, made their latest attack on Thursday and killed 10 sheep.

“As always, the settlers attacked the villages under the protection of the army,” said 31-year-old Kamal Ruba’i. “They detain the citizens to give the settlers time to steal our homes and kill our sheep. And that’s not all, they drove 300 of our sheep to eat the crops we’ve been working in it the whole year.”

Ruba’i said the settlers then stole the sheep.

Ratib al-Jabour, the coordinator of the Yatta Committee Against the Wall and Settlements said many people who live in the south Hebron hills came out to help and protect their friends from the settlers, but were stopped by Israeli soldiers, who blocked the area and declared it a closed military zone.

Mohammed Mohayna, 43, said that the occupation has turned thousands of acres of Yatta land into a military training area over the past years and destroyed their income sources. Nevertheless, he says he plans to stay.

“We will keep to our land, living in it and for it,” said Mahmoud Dababseh, 46. “We will not leave until they put us on their shoulders and carry us out, no matter how hard it becomes for us.”

The president of the al-Litwani village council, Sabr al-Hraini, said the village was being targeted because settlers coveted the land, but said “the attacks will only make us stronger.”

“We are in a continued war with settlers,” said Zahran Abu Qubeita, the mayor of Yatta. “No day goes by without an attack on our children, lands and even our sheep.”

According to Yatta municipality figures, of the village’s original 95,000 dunums (a dunum is about a quarter of an acre), Israeli soldiers and settlers have taken around 30,000.

October 29, 2011 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism

8 Comments »

  1. Squatters ( Settlers ) are thieving thugs and a pesky menace to everyone. What have the Palestinians done to the world to be punished like this?

    Comment by B.Benhamid | October 29, 2011 | Reply

  2. Are the settler women that ugly?

    Comment by Michael F Rivero | October 30, 2011 | Reply

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  4. Palestinians need arms, weapons of all kinds to fend off these cowardly israeli teenagers in uniforms. The day will come when the israelis will have to face an armed force of people who fight back. Look at how miserably the israelis were defeated when they tried to step into lebanon.

    Comment by Tim | October 30, 2011 | Reply

  5. “Are the settler women that ugly?”

    Bwahahaha…but who knows with those deviants.

    Comment by Casual_observer | October 30, 2011 | Reply

    • Slaughter to assert dominance is indeed deviant. Worse than bestiality in most aspects.

      Comment by aletho | October 30, 2011 | Reply

  6. [...] Just a single and small example of the crap Palestinians have to deal with from Israel. Palestine: Even Sheep Are Not Safe from Jewish Settlers The villages of al-Litwani and al-Jawaya, in the south Hebron hills, are suffering from settler [...]

    Pingback by Global news - Page 24 | October 30, 2011 | Reply

  7. Israeli cowards.

    Comment by Abouttime | October 31, 2011 | Reply


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