Last week I talked about the village of Susiya in the South Hebron Hills where the villagers face the possible eviction from their lands for the 5th time. Ta’ayush has also created an online petition to protest this injustice. Please consider signing their petition.
Hamastan or Hamas’ Stand?
Polls indicate that only 1-3% of Palestinians want an Islamic state in Palestine. So why did Hamas win so big? And why do they still retain some popularity? This link takes you to the July 10, 2007 Los Angeles Times where an official of the movement describes Hamas’ goals for all of Palestine. He cleverly calls his excellent article “Hamas' stand”.http://exchange.ips-dc.org/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-marzook10jul10,0,1675308.story?coll=la-tot-opinion%26track=ntottext
Artas Demonstration - Video of Awad entreating soldiers
Here is a link to another video for you to enjoy. This one is entitled
“Awad Asking Soldiers Permission to Visit His Own Land”
Description: During a demonstration at Artas, a village in the West Bank of Palestine one of the organizers and land owner faces a line of Israeli soldiers in riot gear. After explaining that they are brothers who all just want peace, he asks permission to visit his own land that was confiscated just weeks earlier. The Settlement above the wadi that his land is in wants to use the wadi for drainage. (Presumably for sewage as other settlements have done.)