: ' Hebron'

Israel plans to build new settlement in Hebron

According to the Israeli movement, Peace Now, Israel is planning to build a second settlement at a house in Hebron, in the Israeli-Occupied West Bank. The Israeli High Court will soon deliver a judgement on whether [...]

Nobel Laureates Sign Petition to Stop Destruction of Villages in southern Hebron

A recent petition by Israeli author, David Grossman, has garnered support from other literary superstars such as JM Coetzee. The aim of the petition is to get the Israeli government to stop the Netanyahu government from [...]

May 2013 Newsletter is out!

Dear Friends, We heard two stories this week that we wanted to share with you. Israel has destroyed over 800 000 Palestinian olive trees in the West Bank since 1967; and the settlements are expanding at one [...]

2013 Open Shuhada Street Campaign News Update

Kristian Davis Bailey (OSS Volunteer Writer) From 22-25 February 2013, thousands of demonstrators in the West Bank and around the world participated in the 4th annual Open Shuhada St. Campaign (OSC). The international campaign seeks to [...]

International Open Shuhada Street Campaign Begins Today

Today marks the beginning of the 2013 Open Shuhada Street International Campaign (click here for how to get involved). The campaign was started in 2010 to raise awareness of Israels occupation of Hebron and particularly the [...]

Welcome 2013! BDS Victories so far and more to come!

We would like to welcome our followers to 2013 with this wonderful roundup of BDS victories around the world in 2012, by Electronic Intifada. There are numerous entries. Many people laugh these victories off as too [...]

Women Activists Protest Closure of Shuhada Street to Arabs

As the nightmare of the Occupation continues, a number of female activists – Palestinian, Israeli and international alike – recently engaged in an inspiring act of civil disobedience to the closure to Arabs of Hebron’s once-thriving [...]

“It is my right to go outside, to see the sun, like all people”

These are the words of Mahmoud El-Hamamda, a resident of the small village of al-Mufaqarah. The village is located in the Southern Hebron hills at the tip of the Occupied West Bank.  Mahmoud El-Hamamda, like the [...]