- Catégorie : Cisgiordania
- Publié le vendredi 14 septembre 2012 06:01
- Écrit par Guy Butavia
In the early morning, four Taayush activists were accompanying shepherds and schoolchildren on their way from the area of Tuba to Twuani and Mufaqara. The escort of the children went off smoothly. We planned to continue in the direction of Twuani. On our way, we noticed that ten mature olive trees had been uprooted in the night, near the water reservoir where some abusive writing last week was sprayed over. As we were recording the destruction of the trees, three settlers, who came out of a yellow house in Havat Maon ran towards us. Two were masked. At least one of them threw stones at us. we Immediately called the police and began to run away. Fortunately, we were not hurt by the stones. Later, we filed a complaint about the destruction of water pipes in Bir el-Id. On the way there, we noticed a new pile of rocks, a lorry, a crane and a new mobile house which had been brought to the outpost of Mitzpe Yair. In Bir el-Id, one of the water pipes was broken and two others had been pulled out of the cisterns and cut in several places. A lot of water poured out and was lost. We called the police again and filed another complaint.
In the afternoon, some of us returned to Tuwani to accompany the children back from school. As we were informed that some new building was undergoing in the outpost of Avigail, Three activists went there with the aim of recording of the illegal building and the setting up of new mobile houses at the outpost. Several settlers came from the outpost and attacked the three activists – attacks which were carried out in front of the many soldiers present who did not lift a finger to prevent the attacks. One activist fell on the ground and was beaten by settlers, his camera snatched from him, smashed on a rock and stolen. Another activist was attacked by Avidan Ophir who tried to prevent him from taking photographs. Ophir attacked the activist several times and shut his camera, and thus stopped the filming. The activist was attacked again and his camera screen was torn off. The settlers also tried to damage the activists' car. Army and police forces arrived at the scene and took testimonies. We then went to the police station and filed a third complaint. On our way back to Jerusalem, at twilight, we saw three soldiers at the Al-Arub refugee camp– who, as part of the"non occupation"- were harassing and checking passer-bys.