Category Archives: Ta’ayush

Al Auja: A Resistance Chronicle

On Friday 4/28/2017 hundreds protested against a settler assault a week earlier on shepherds from Al Auja, the Jordan Valley, Palestine, that resulted in five injured solidarity activists. Following is a checkered first-person account of the struggle those shepherds undertook. … Continue reading

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Hesitant Hope: One Year In The Jordan Valley

Bedouin shepherds were forced out of their land last Thursday, but not all hope is lost. Concluding a year of Ta’ayush activity in the Jordan Valley. Rain drops sound like bullets on the tent cover and wake me before the … Continue reading

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How our childhood games prepared my sister for military prison

After completing a prison stint of twenty days, my sister Atalya Ben-Abba was given another chance to enlist, to which she has refused again, and sentenced to thirty more days of military prison. Apparently the menial chores, the boredom, and … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened in the Jordan Valley Last Thursday

[This post was published on Mondoweiss and in French on Paris-luttes.info] I found myself standing in front of a military bulldozer like this:

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Looking for the Anarchists

It is especially early in this day of winter. We’re hoping to pass before the auhtorities arrive. Last week Taayush activists have been stopped, driven slow and madly backwards, with a one-of-a-kind warrant of ideological profiling, prohibiting activists from reaching … Continue reading

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Matrimony on Violated Dirt Roads: Bits on the Firing Zone and Ta’ayush Activity

Abdallah stares for a second, like a chess player that has already picked a move but is now imagining the board after the move has been played, as a final precaution. “This hat – why do you put it on … Continue reading

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A Spy and an Action – Umm al ‘Amad and al Ma’asara

Not every day does one get to meet a spy. Spies are curious creatures. In an emotional universe of suspicion and secrecy, confrontation with common decency may strike them unprepared. Saturday the 27th of July. Arrival in Umm al-‘Amad. Ezra … Continue reading

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