Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sky News Covers Settler Attack on US Campaign Member Group

Check out this piece from Britain's Sky News about settlers intimidating and attacking schoolchildren and internationals, including members of US Campaign member group Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), in the South Hebron Hills (thanks to Sam Nichols of CPT for posting this) :
"On Wednesday this week, two female volunteers - one Italian the other American - were attacked and robbed by settlers as they escorted a Palestinian couple with three small children near Havat Ma'on."
The report also includes video footage of the Israeli army escorting Palestinian schoolchildren passed the settlement outpost of Havat Ma'on, a 'service' the army is mandated to provide by the Israeli Knesset due to consistent attacks and intimidation of the children by settlers. The army often fails to arrive for the patrol: Help stop settler violence and settlement expansion by boycotting Motorola, which provides surveillance and communications equipment for Israeli settlements, and by working to end U.S. military aid to Israel, which aids and abets settlement construction.