OPERATION DOVE REPORT Nonviolent peace corps (Association Community Pope John XXIII Updates from Projects COLOMBIA General situation These days Colombia remains a country where violence is part of daily living, something the people has to live with. Beyond the long …
Monthly Archives: March 2010
REPORT: The Closed Road to Education – Palestinian Students Suffer Under Violent Settlement Expansion
During the 2008-09 school year, nearly 20 Palestinian children, ages 6 to 14, from the villages of Tuba and Maghayir al Abeed attended primary school in At-Tuwani. To reach school, the children typically took the shortest route – the main road that connects their villages with At-Tuwani and passes between the Israeli settlement of Ma’on and the Israeli outpost of Havat Ma’on (Hill 833). Because of ongoing Israeli settler violence against the school children, the Israeli military continued a daily escort of the children to and from school. Notwithstanding the Israeli military escort, settlers from the settlement of Ma’on and outpost of Havat Ma’on (Hill 833) continued to impede the children’s journey to school and use violence against the children. This school year, settlers used violence against the children on 10 occasions. The soldiers executing the escort at times failed to protect the children and frequently arrived tardy, causing the children to wait, sometimes for hours, before and after school. In addition, the soldiers regularly failed to provide a complete escort of the children, almost always leaving the children to walk unescorted beside settlement buildings, in an area where settlers have attacked them.
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Release: Israeli army subjects Palestinian school children to verbal abuse and fails to safely escort them to and from school
RELEASE Israeli army subjects Palestinian school children to verbal abuse and fails to safely escort them to and from school [Note: According to the Geneva Conventions, the International Court of Justice in the Hague, and numerous United Nations resolutions, all …
On March 6th 2010, at 10,30 a.m. Israeli soldiers detained three Palestinian children, two aged thirteen and one fourteen, who were gathering herbs in the village of At-Tuwani, in the South Hebron Hills.
The children were with members of Operation Dove on privately owned Palestinian land on Khelly Hill, near Ma’on’s settlement, when soldiers arrived in a jeep. Three soldiers ran toward the children, took the shears they were using away and pushed them in the direction of the jeep. The soldiers made the children kneel on the ground for about ten minutes and after a few minutes Ma’on’s security chief arrived. The soldiers forced two of the children inside the jeep and the third one tried to run away. A soldier ran after him and unlocked his M16 and pointed it at the boy, who stopped immediately. The soldier put him inside the jeep with the other boys and drove the jeep away with the three of them inside.
OPERATION DOVE REPORT Nonviolent peace corps (Association Community Pope John XXIII) Updates from Projects COLOMBIA General situation Starting from February 6th Operation Dove accompaniment activities have started again, since volunteers has come back to San Josè De Apartadò Peace Community. …