Saturday, January 30, 2016

Nonviolent Resistance in the South Hebron Hills

"The worst worries of a child’s school day should be homework. Maybe a lost book, or an argument with a friend. No child’s walk to school should routinely involve armed soldiers and fear of sometimes being chased and assaulted by angry adults. But for the Palestinian children who live with their families in the small rural villages that make up the South Hebron Hills, this is how the school day begins. Illegal settlements and outposts isolate and separate their villages and soldiers are a constant in their lives," Cassandra Dixon writes.
She bemoans, "U.S. people bear some responsibility for the interruption of their childhoods. The U.S. subsidizes about 25% of Israel’s military budget, at a cost to US taxpayers conservatively estimated at $3.1 billion a year."
Here is a link to her article on non-violent resistance to Israeli occupation in south Hebron.

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