Younes Arar takes us through a typical day in Occupied Palestine
“Great, inspiring and proud man,
His name is Abu Tariq, he is about 70 years old, I had the honor to meet him today but in a bad occasion and circumstances, his house, his brothers and children houses were demolished today by Zionist occupation forces to force them out of their houses. I shock hands with him, introduced myself and offered help on behalf of the organization I represent “Colonization and Apartheid wall Resistance Commission), he smiled with love and respect and said: they could demolish our houses every day but I assure you that we will rebuild over and over again, we are the salt of this land, they could demolish our houses but will never be able to uproot us from our land”, then he added, “many years before, they used to come here every day morning, chase us out of our houses at gunpoint, and we come back same day evening, many years doing that almost every day, but never succeeded to drive us away from our land and will never be able, we were born here, grown up here and will certainly die here, we are going no where no matter we they do, our houses were demolished before, we were beaten, kidnapped but we never give up, we are still here and will continue to stay here, our roots run very deep in our land like an olive tree” 2 February 2016.
The house demolished today morning in Silwan town, occupied Jerusalem, by Zionist occupation forces, 2 February 2016.
Demolish notices were sent by Zionist occupation forces to the owners of these houses notifying them that their houses will be demolished, in favor of the Zionist occupation illegal colonial expansion, the house are located in Der Ballout village near Salfit, 2 February 2016.
A phrase written on the rubble of the demolished house by the owners “steadfast”, in other words: they are telling the Zionist occupation: we are staying right here, going no where but here, if you demolish our house, we will rebuild it, even if you demolish a million times we will rebuild, but we are going no where but here…22 residential structures where demolished in this area (Jenba and Halawa in South Hebron Hills) today morning by Zionist occupation forces aiming to force the residents out of their land in favor of colonial expansion, 2 February 2016.
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Some of the residential structures demolished today by Zionist occupation forces in Halawa locality in South Hebron Hills today morning accommodating 15 people, 2 February 2016.
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Zionist occupation forces demolished today early in the morning 22 residential structures in Jenba and Halawa localities in south Hebron Hills (Yatta) housing more than 80 people in a new Zionist try in this area to force the whole localities out of their land in favor of colonial expansion, 2 February 2016.
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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad . She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.