FOTO: Volti dalla Firing Zone 918

6 Set 2013

Il governo israeliano pianifica di distruggere otto villaggi palestinesi e di espellerne i 1.500 residenti, a Sud della Cisgiordania. Le comunità di Khirbeit al Fakheit, Khallet Athaba’ e Khirbet at Tabban, nelle foto di questo articolo, sono tre di queste. La cosiddetta Firing Zone 918, che l’esercito israeliano pretende per svolgere esercitazioni militari, è grande 30mila acri di terra privata e agricola palestinese. Gli abitanti vivono e lavorano la terra in questi luoghi da generazioni.

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Una residente del villaggio di Khirbeit al Fakheit nella sua tenda. Il suo è uno degli otto villaggi minacciati di demolizione nelle colline a Sud di Hebron

Lunedì i residenti insieme a attivisti palestinesi, israeliani e internazionali e a osservatori diplomatici si sono ritrovati alla Corte Suprema israeliana per la decisione finale sulla questione. Tuttavia, invece di decidere una volta per tutte, la corte ha chiesto una mediazione tra le comunità e l’esercito. I giudici hanno anche raccomandato che il giudice Yitzhak Zamir, in pensione, svolga il ruolo di mediatore. I residenti hanno accolto positivamente il suggerimento. Il governo israeliano ha tempo fino al 2 ottobre per dire se accetta o no la mediazione.

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Annunci lungo la strada verso la Firing Zone 918

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Un insegnante in una classe della scuola del villaggio di Khirbeit al Fakheit. La scuola è minacciata di demolizione dalle autorità israeliane e gli insegnanti che vengono dalla vicina città di Yatta sono spesso soggetti a vessazioni da parte dell’esercito

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Bambini giocano fuori dalla scuola di Khirbeit al Fakheit

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Membri della famiglia Abu Sab’aa del villaggio di Khirbeit al Fakheit nella loro tenda

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Un membro della famiglia Abu Sab’aa del villaggio di Khirbeit al Fakheit

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Donne conducono il gregge nel villaggio di Khallet Athaba’

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Un giovane del villaggio di Khirbet al Tabban con una maglia raffigurante il Dalai Lama

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Donne del villaggio di Khirbet al Tabban

Foto di Ryan Rodrick Beiler
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PHOTOS: The faces of ‘Firing Zone 918’

 Published on 02 September 2013

Written by Alternative Information Center (AIC)

A resident of the village Khirbet al Fakheit gazes from her tent. Her village of nine families is one of the eight Palestinian communities slated for demolition in the area of the South Hebron Hills designated by the Israeli military as "Firing Zone 918". The residents of the villages, assisted by Israeli groups, are resisting the demolition through public and legal battles. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

A resident of the village Khirbet al Fakheit gazes from her tent. Her village of nine families is one of the eight Palestinian communities slated for demolition in the area of the South Hebron Hills designated by the Israeli military as “Firing Zone 918”. The residents of the villages, assisted by Israeli groups, are resisting the demolition through public and legal battles. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

The Israeli government plans to destroy eight Palestinian villages and expel 1,500 residents from their land in the southern West Bank. The people of Khirbet al Fakheit, Khallet Athaba’, and Khirbet at Tabban, pictured here, represent just three of those villages. The so-called“Firing Zone 918,” which the Israeli military claims it needs for live-fire training, includes 30,000 acres of Palestinian private and agricultural land in the South Hebron Hills. The Palestinian residents have lived and worked on these lands for generations.

Monday, residents of the area, along with Palestinian, Israeli, and international solidarity activists and diplomatic observers gathered at Israel’s High Court for a final decision in the case. However, instead of deciding one way or another, the court recommended mediation between the residents and the military. The judges even recommended that retired Judge Yitzhak Zamir could serve as an appropriate mediator.

Residents of the area agreed to the suggestion. The Israeli government has until 2 October to respond whether it accepts the suggestion of mediation in this case which has gone on for over a decade. 

  

A sign on a road into Firing Zone 918 reads, "Danger: Firing Area, Entrance Forbidden!" Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

A sign on a road into Firing Zone 918 reads, “Danger: Firing Area, Entrance Forbidden!” Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

A teacher leads a class at the school in the village of Khirbet al Fakheit. The school faces a demolition order by Israeli authorities, and teachers who come from nearby Yatta have been harassed by the Israeli military and told they are prohibited from driving their cars in the area. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

A teacher leads a class at the school in the village of Khirbet al Fakheit. The school faces a demolition order by Israeli authorities, and teachers who come from nearby Yatta have been harassed by the Israeli military and told they are prohibited from driving their cars in the area. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

An Israeli military humvee patrols the South Hebron Hills near the village of Khirbet at Tabban. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

An Israeli military humvee patrols the South Hebron Hills near the village of Khirbet at Tabban. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

Students play soccer outside of their school in the village of Khirbet al Fakheit. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

Students play soccer outside of their school in the village of Khirbet al Fakheit. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

A father and daughter from the village of Khirbet al Fakheit stand near their tent. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

A father and daughter from the village of Khirbet al Fakheit stand near their tent. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

A livestock enclosure in the village of Khirbet al Fakheit. Keeping livestock is an integral part of local culture. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

A livestock enclosure in the village of Khirbet al Fakheit. Keeping livestock is an integral part of local culture. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

Members of the Abu Sab'aa family in the village of Khirbet al Fakheit sit in their tent. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

Members of the Abu Sab’aa family in the village of Khirbet al Fakheit sit in their tent. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

A woman of the Abu Sab'aa family washes dishes in her tent in the village of Khirbet al Fakheit. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

A woman of the Abu Sab’aa family washes dishes in her tent in the village of Khirbet al Fakheit. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

A members of the Abu Sab'aa family in Khirbet al Fakheit. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

A members of the Abu Sab’aa family in Khirbet al Fakheit. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

Women lead their flocks among water tanks and various structures in the village of Khallet Athaba'. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

Women lead their flocks among water tanks and various structures in the village of Khallet Athaba’. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

A youth from the village of Khirbet at Tabban sports a Dalai Lama t-shirt.

A youth from the village of Khirbet at Tabban sports a Dalai Lama t-shirt.

Solar panels and mobile water tanks are the only means of providing vital resources to the 11 families of Khirbet at Tabban. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

Solar panels and mobile water tanks are the only means of providing vital resources to the 11 families of Khirbet at Tabban. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

Women from the village of Khirbet at Tabban sit in their home. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

Women from the village of Khirbet at Tabban sit in their home. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

A child from the village of Khirbet at Tabban climbs the steps outside of his tent home. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

A child from the village of Khirbet at Tabban climbs the steps outside of his tent home. Photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler

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