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The way to the spring – life under occupation

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Published: 20 August 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Occupation 101: an insider's view of the complexity of Palestinian resistance – Samuel Thorpe – Haaretz 17.08.16
Journalist Ben Ehrenreich's The Way to the Spring offers a riveting - and admittedly one-sided - look at Palestinian society, its internal struggles and resistance against Israel. ‘On almost every page, the reader is confronted with arrests, intimidations, nighttime searches, tear gas, checkpoints, insults, theft, house demolitions and rubber bullets. Even for readers familiar with the human cost of Israel’s occupation, when collected in this way the weight of suffering is almost too much to bear.’

And see:

Israeli soldiers leave Palestinian's home in shambles after seizing it as an outpost – Yotam berger – Haaretz 19.08.16
Broken sinks, ripped upholstery and human refuse testament of soldiers' stay in Sinjil home of expat Ahmad Alwan, who learned of massive damage after he was called by a neighbor. The destruction was deliberate. IDF tries the officer in charge and offers to compensate Alwan.

Israeli buys Palestinian girl a new bike after border guards broke hers – Judah Ari Gross – The Times of Israel 18.08.16
Sami Jolles says he felt prompted to help because incident reminded him of antisemitic encounter his father suffered in 1920s.

Video of border policeman throwing Palestinian girl’s bicycle in Hebron goes viral
– The Jerusalem Post 02.08.16
Meretz MK: ‘If anyone still needs proof occupation corrupts, watch the video.’ [1:13]


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