Five houses were demolished, yet only the issue of the flattened taboun bread oven serves before the Israeli court. A very dear friend of mine is in the West Bank of Palestine for the third time. To be more specific, she is in the South Hebron Hills. Read her riveting, shocking account of what happened to the community she knows so well.
Last week I wrote about my young friend living in a rural village whose home was at risk of demolition. I deliberately did not include her name or the location of her village so as not to jeopardize the slim hope they held that this demolition could be avoided.
Yesterday, the villagers received word from their lawyers that they had exhausted all legal means to save the 4 homes in the village that were at greatest risk. The only option open to them was to submit a fee of 1000 NIS per house (approximately $350 $Cdn) before Thursday of this week to apply for mercy from a judge. The villagers were unable to pay the fee. Today, we were thinking about how we could help them raise this money when we received word that the Israeli military and bulldozers had arrived in their South Hebron Hills village of Um al…
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