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Photo Essay: Israeli forces attack a Jewish-Palestinian joint action in Southern Hebron

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On the morning of Friday, May 3, Israeli forces suppressed a joint action organized by Palestinian, Israeli and International Jewish activists to rehabilitate historical roads that are used by Palestinian communities in South Hebron Hills in the West Bank.

The Israeli troops arrived 30 minutes after the beginning of the action declaring the area as a closed military zone and notified the participants to evacuate the area in five minutes. Around 17 were arrested, including two photojournalists, who were interrogated in Kiryat Arba police station before getting released after 8 hours of detention.

The detainees had to sign pledge not to travel to the area of ‘Mitzpe Yair’ for 15 days in a addition to a conditional fine of 2,000 New Israeli Shekel if they are caught there.

The action was organized by three Palestinian village councils in the south Hebron hills area, Sumud Protection Committee, Center for Jewish Nonviolence, All That’s Left, and other activist groups.

Participants walk in the Palestinian dirt road where rehabilitation work took place. The Israeli settlement of Mitzpe Yair can be seen in the background, May 03, 2019. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

Participants work to rehabilitate a dirt road used by many Palestinian communities in the south Hebron hills area, May 03, 2019. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

Israeli forces surround participants after notifying them to evacuate the area, May 03, 2019. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

Israeli forces try to detain international Jewish activists, May 03, 2019.(Photo: Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

Israeli forces surround a Jewish Israeli activist who refused to evacuate the area, May 03, 2019. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

Israeli forces detain a Jewish Israeli activist, May 03, 2019.(Photo: Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

Israeli forces detain Arik Ascherman, a senior American-Israeli rabbi at the “Rabbis for Human Rights” organization, May 03, 2019. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

Israeli forces detain a Jewish Israeli activist, May 03, 2019. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

Israeli forces detain an international Jewish activist, May 03, 2019.(Photo: Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org)

About Ahmad Al-Bazz

Ahmad Al-Bazz, born in 1993, is a multi-award winning journalist, photographer and documentary filmmaker based in the West Bank city of Nablus. Ahmad holds an MA degree in Television Studies from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, and a BA degree in Media and Mass Communication from An-Najah National University in Palestine. Since 2012, Ahmad has been a member of the Activestills documentary photography collective that operates in Palestine/Israel region.

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  1. eljay
    eljay on May 6, 2019, 3:19 pm

    It’s bad enough that their ideology drives Zionists hypocritically to do unto others acts of injustice and immorality they would not have others do unto them. It’s beyond shameful that they can’t even confine their evil to within the Partition borers of their religion-supremacist “Jewish State” construct.

  2. Misterioso
    Misterioso on May 7, 2019, 10:28 am

    Also:

    Some more excellent photos:

    https://www.aa.com.tr/en/pg/photo-gallery/israeli-soldiers-detain-foreign-pro-palestinian-activists-in-west-bank/0

    Hebron, West Bank, May 3/19 – Israeli soldiers detain activists taking part in an event to rebuild the earth road of a small Palestinian village located in the southern part of occupied Hebron, occupied West Bank, on May 3/19.

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